Introduction to Literary Theory

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?
A
An approach that emphasizes literary devices in a text
B
An approach that emphasizes the historical context of a text
C
An approach that emphasizes the biographical intent of a text
D
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?
A
Understanding sexuality is crucial to understanding culture.
B
Understanding homosexuality has little effect on understanding culture.
C
Literary study is unaffected by a lack of interest in sexuality.
D
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?
A
New Historicism does not make strict delineations between literary and non-literary texts.
B
New Historicism takes a particular interest in marginalized peoples.
C
New Historicism is interested in how texts help us understand economic realities.
D
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?
A
Claude L\'evi-Strauss
B
Jacques Derrida
C
Jacques Lacan
D
Michel Foucault
Question 25 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following best defines the work of a deconstructionist critic?
A
Suggesting that the study of literature is based on the breakdown of language into signs
B
Arguing that language, and therefore literary texts, relies on the difference between terms and therefore constantly defers meaning.
C
Calling into question the capacity of language to communicate
D
All of the above.
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