SCHOOLS OF LITERARY CRITICISM Library Exercise Directions (out-of-class exercise). LIT 201-200 Professor Sarah L. Dye 17 March 2008. NOTE: A left mouse click will advance you to the next page. “Raising Duncan” by Chris Browne. REMINDER.
Professor Sarah L. Dye
17 March 2008
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You need to work on this LITCRIT exercise and complete the required worksheets tonight.
Your two worksheets for two separate short stories are due when you return to class tonight by 9:00 PM.
This is a graded assignment worth 10% of your final grade by the way.
You will work in assigned groups tonight to get this exercise researched, recorded, and presented.
First, carefully examine the materials on the assigned web site directory and learn about the various dozen or so schools of literary criticism. Take notes on the material you are studying.
Review the stories assigned to your group to determine any TWO literary criticism schools or approaches which could be used with each of those stories.
Go to the RLRC to find at least
ONE resource (book, journal article,
magazine article, CD-Rom reference
source, Internet source, audio visual
source, etc.) for each literary
criticism approach which could be
used in analyzing the story with the
two selected methods.
Prof. Siegel’s website contains MUCH information on literary criticism theory. You do not have to memorize the information there, but you do need to get an overview though.
Additional notes to study about some Schools of Interpretation after you have visited the previously assigned web site(s). There are varieties of names used for the various schools by the way.
Note: If you have taken any psychology, sociology, or political science/government courses in college, you may recognize some of the following schools of thought though you may not have known that they could be applied to literary criticism too!
other eclectic psychologists are becoming important for literary criticism.
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