Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction Topics for Discussion

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What are the elements of a theory?

In what ways did writers of the 19th century impact both literature and culture? How did 18th century writers help create the modern person?

How can non-literary (non-fiction) works be considered appropriate subjects for analysis by literary theorists?

What is the distinction between constative and performance utterances? What considerations do literary theorists take into account in the analysis of performative language?

What danger exists when a subject or character is viewed in the context of a group?

What impact does literature have on culture? Describe the paradoxical nature of literature.

What are the different ways in which a novel can be narrated? What are the advantages/disadvantages of these approaches?

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