Lit theory part 1

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Here is part one of a keynote I use with my College Comp I class illustrating some of the major types of literary theory.

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  • Lit theory part 1

    1. 1. Literary Theory College Comp 2012 Part 1
    2. 2. What is it?
    3. 3. What is it?Literary theory
    4. 4. What is it?Literary theory A variety of ways to ‘view’ or ‘understand’ different texts.
    5. 5. What is it?Literary theory A variety of ways to ‘view’ or ‘understand’ different texts. Ever read or watch something with someone else only to find you loved it while they loathed it?
    6. 6. What is it?Literary theory A variety of ways to ‘view’ or ‘understand’ different texts. Ever read or watch something with someone else only to find you loved it while they loathed it? How can you explain this?
    7. 7. What is it? Continued
    8. 8. What is it? ContinuedThe importance of perspectives
    9. 9. What is it? ContinuedThe importance of perspectives Your way of seeing the world is not the only way . . .
    10. 10. What is it? ContinuedThe importance of perspectives Your way of seeing the world is not the only way . . . How to account for the differences?
    11. 11. What is it? Continued
    12. 12. What is it? ContinuedWhat factors influence how we ‘see’ the world?
    13. 13. What is it? ContinuedWhat factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family
    14. 14. What is it? ContinuedWhat factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Beliefs
    15. 15. What is it? ContinuedWhat factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Beliefs
    16. 16. What is it? ContinuedWhat factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education Beliefs
    17. 17. What is it? ContinuedWhat factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education Interests Beliefs
    18. 18. What is it? Continued What factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education InterestsRace Beliefs
    19. 19. What is it? Continued What factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education InterestsRaceIntelligence Beliefs
    20. 20. What is it? Continued What factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education InterestsRaceIntelligence Politics Beliefs
    21. 21. What is it? Continued What factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education InterestsRaceIntelligence Religion Politics Beliefs
    22. 22. What is it? Continued What factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education InterestsRaceIntelligence Religion Politics Language Beliefs
    23. 23. What is it? Continued What factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education InterestsRaceIntelligence Religion Politics Gender Language Beliefs
    24. 24. What is it? Continued What factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education InterestsRaceIntelligence Religion Politics Gender Language Economic Status Beliefs
    25. 25. What is it? Continued What factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education InterestsRaceIntelligence Religion Politics Gender Language Economic Status Beliefs Experience
    26. 26. What is it? Continued What factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education InterestsRaceIntelligence Religion Politics Gender Language Economic Status Age Beliefs Experience
    27. 27. Perspectives
    28. 28. Perspectives Is it a young lady or old woman?
    29. 29. Perspectives Is it a young lady or old woman?
    30. 30. Perspectives
    31. 31. PerspectivesIs it a chalice or two people staring at each other ?
    32. 32. PerspectivesIs it a chalice or two people staring at each other ?
    33. 33. Types of Literary Theories
    34. 34. 1. Archetypal Theory
    35. 35. 1. Archetypal TheoryWhat is an archetype?
    36. 36. 1. Archetypal TheoryWhat is an archetype? archetype ¦ ärk(i) tīp¦
    37. 37. 1. Archetypal TheoryWhat is an archetype? archetype ¦ ärk(i) tīp¦ noun
    38. 38. 1. Archetypal TheoryWhat is an archetype? archetype ¦ ärk(i) tīp¦ noun a very typical example of a certain person or thing : the book is a perfect archetype of the genre. See note at model .
    39. 39. 1. Archetypal TheoryWhat is an archetype? archetype ¦ ärk(i) tīp¦ noun a very typical example of a certain person or thing : the book is a perfect archetype of the genre. See note at model . • an original that has been imitated : the archetype of faith is Abraham.
    40. 40. 1. Archetypal TheoryWhat is an archetype? archetype ¦ ärk(i) tīp¦ noun a very typical example of a certain person or thing : the book is a perfect archetype of the genre. See note at model . • an original that has been imitated : the archetype of faith is Abraham. • a recurrent symbol or motif in literature, art, or mythology : mythological archetypes of good and evil.
    41. 41. A type ofblueprint
    42. 42. A type ofblueprintArchetypal hero?
    43. 43. A type ofblueprintArchetypal hero?
    44. 44. A type ofblueprint Archetypal hero?The hero all others are based upon?
    45. 45. A type ofblueprint Archetypal hero?The hero all others are based upon?
    46. 46. Archetypal Theory
    47. 47. Archetypal Theory“Hero”
    48. 48. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    49. 49. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    50. 50. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    51. 51. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    52. 52. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    53. 53. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    54. 54. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    55. 55. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    56. 56. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    57. 57. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    58. 58. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    59. 59. Archetypal Theory
    60. 60. Archetypal TheoryThink of some of the archetypal traits
    61. 61. Archetypal TheoryThink of some of the archetypal traits orphaned/unknown or odd circumstances around birth and parents.
    62. 62. Archetypal TheoryThink of some of the archetypal traits orphaned/unknown or odd circumstances around birth and parents. destined to be the ‘chosen’ one.
    63. 63. Archetypal TheoryThink of some of the archetypal traits orphaned/unknown or odd circumstances around birth and parents. destined to be the ‘chosen’ one. great responsibility.
    64. 64. Archetypal TheoryThink of some of the archetypal traits orphaned/unknown or odd circumstances around birth and parents. destined to be the ‘chosen’ one. great responsibility. accomplishes a great feat.
    65. 65. Archetypal TheoryThink of some of the archetypal traits orphaned/unknown or odd circumstances around birth and parents. destined to be the ‘chosen’ one. great responsibility. accomplishes a great feat. has supernatural aid or help.
    66. 66. Archetypal TheoryThink of some of the archetypal traits orphaned/unknown or odd circumstances around birth and parents. destined to be the ‘chosen’ one. great responsibility. accomplishes a great feat. has supernatural aid or help. must face a dangerous journey
    67. 67. Archetypal TheoryThink of some of the archetypal traits orphaned/unknown or odd circumstances around birth and parents. destined to be the ‘chosen’ one. great responsibility. accomplishes a great feat. has supernatural aid or help. must face a dangerous journey often ‘dies’ to save humanity and is reborn.
    68. 68. Archetypal Theory
    69. 69. Archetypal TheorySound familiar?
    70. 70. Archetypal TheorySound familiar?
    71. 71. Archetypal TheorySound familiar?
    72. 72. Archetypal TheorySound familiar?
    73. 73. Archetypal TheorySound familiar?
    74. 74. Archetypal TheorySound familiar?
    75. 75. Archetypal
    76. 76. ArchetypalGolden Bough
    77. 77. ArchetypalGolden BoughThe works of Carl Jung
    78. 78. ArchetypalGolden BoughThe works of Carl Jung Every culture has its own version of
    79. 79. ArchetypalGolden BoughThe works of Carl Jung Every culture has its own version of the devil
    80. 80. ArchetypalGolden BoughThe works of Carl Jung Every culture has its own version of the devil creation myth
    81. 81. ArchetypalGolden BoughThe works of Carl Jung Every culture has its own version of the devil creation myth Deity
    82. 82. ArchetypalGolden BoughThe works of Carl Jung Every culture has its own version of the devil creation myth Deity Trickster
    83. 83. ArchetypalGolden BoughThe works of Carl Jung Every culture has its own version of the devil creation myth Deity Trickster Good and Evil
    84. 84. What is the horror film archetype?
    85. 85. What is the horror film archetype?
    86. 86. What real life killer serves asan archetype for the greatest movie killers?
    87. 87. What real life killer serves asan archetype for the greatest movie killers?
    88. 88. What real life killer serves asan archetype for the greatest movie killers?
    89. 89. What real life killer serves asan archetype for the greatest movie killers?
    90. 90. What real life killer serves asan archetype for the greatest movie killers?
    91. 91. 2. Feminism/Gender Theory
    92. 92. 2. Feminism/Gender TheoryHow do films and stories address the issue ofgender?
    93. 93. 2. Feminism/Gender TheoryHow do films and stories address the issue ofgender? “Well behaved women rarely make history.”
    94. 94. Feminism
    95. 95. FeminismWho is the villain of Beowulf?
    96. 96. FeminismWho is the villain of Beowulf?
    97. 97. Feminism
    98. 98. In reality?Feminism
    99. 99. In reality?Feminism
    100. 100. Feminism
    101. 101. Feminism Examine how authorstreat female characters
    102. 102. Feminism Examine how authorstreat female characters
    103. 103. Feminism Examine how authorstreat female characters Are they sexist?
    104. 104. Feminism Examine how authorstreat female characters Are they sexist?
    105. 105. Feminism Examine how authorstreat female characters Are they sexist?Do they exploit females?
    106. 106. Feminism Examine how authorstreat female characters Are they sexist?Do they exploit females?
    107. 107. Feminism Examine how authorstreat female characters Are they sexist?Do they exploit females?
    108. 108. How are stereotypes addressed?
    109. 109. How are stereotypes addressed?

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