Introduction to Literary Theory
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Question 21 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following descriptions best defines the literary theory known as formalism?
An approach that emphasizes literary devices in a text
An approach that emphasizes the historical context of a text
An approach that emphasizes the biographical intent of a text
An approach that emphasizes racial issues in a text
Question 22 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is a theme of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's book Epistemology of the Closet?
Understanding sexuality is crucial to understanding culture.
Understanding homosexuality has little effect on understanding culture.
Literary study is unaffected by a lack of interest in sexuality.
Understanding homosexual themes in novels has become too routine.
Question 23 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
How does New Historicism differ from traditional historicism?
New Historicism does not make strict delineations between literary and non-literary texts.
New Historicism takes a particular interest in marginalized peoples.
New Historicism is interested in how texts help us understand economic realities.
All of the above.
Question 24 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
With what literary critic is the term the author function most closely associated?
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ï»¿Which of the following best defines the work of a deconstructionist critic?
Suggesting that the study of literature is based on the breakdown of language into signs
Arguing that language, and therefore literary texts, relies on the difference between terms and therefore constantly defers meaning.
Calling into question the capacity of language to communicate
All of the above.
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