Introduction to Literary Theory

Introduction to Literary Theory

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Question 11 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
In general, what is Judith Butler's concept of gender?
A
Women's gender is artificial, while men's gender is not.
B
While gender is not real, the stereotypes that accompany it are true.
C
Gender is a problematic, but essentially true, category.
D
Gender is largely a cultural construct.
Question 12 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following figures is considered to be the father of the linguistic theory known as structuralism?
A
Cleanth Brooks
B
Ferdinand de Saussure
C
Karl Marx
D
Sigmund Freud
Question 13 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
What is false consciousness?
A
A feminist term for the state that occurs when texts written by women are not considered in the study of literature
B
Another term for the unconscious
C
A term related to the period of psychosexual development that occurs before an infant reaches the mirror stage
D
An ideology that involves dominating the consciousness of exploited classes
Question 14 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
How do Marxist theorists react to ideology?
A
They accept ideology as an essential, although sometimes problematic, part of society.
B
They subject all ideologies to critique in order to expose biased interests.
C
They reject the idea that ideology has real effects on social progress.
D
They promote ideology because it helps to create a dominant social order.
Question 15 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Which literary theorist argues that "there is nothing outside the text"?
A
T.S. Eliot
B
Jacques Lacan
C
Jacques Derrida
D
Stanley Fish
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