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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.

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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    • 1. Literary Theory College Comp 2012 Part 1
    • 2. What is it?
    • 3. What is it?Literary theory
    • 4. What is it?Literary theory A variety of ways to ‘view’ or ‘understand’ different texts.
    • 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. 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. What is it? Continued
    • 8. What is it? ContinuedThe importance of perspectives
    • 9. What is it? ContinuedThe importance of perspectives Your way of seeing the world is not the only way . . .
    • 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. What is it? Continued
    • 12. What is it? ContinuedWhat factors influence how we ‘see’ the world?
    • 13. What is it? ContinuedWhat factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family
    • 14. What is it? ContinuedWhat factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Beliefs
    • 15. What is it? ContinuedWhat factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Beliefs
    • 16. What is it? ContinuedWhat factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education Beliefs
    • 17. What is it? ContinuedWhat factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education Interests Beliefs
    • 18. What is it? Continued What factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education InterestsRace Beliefs
    • 19. What is it? Continued What factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education InterestsRaceIntelligence Beliefs
    • 20. What is it? Continued What factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education InterestsRaceIntelligence Politics Beliefs
    • 21. What is it? Continued What factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education InterestsRaceIntelligence Religion Politics Beliefs
    • 22. What is it? Continued What factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education InterestsRaceIntelligence Religion Politics Language Beliefs
    • 23. What is it? Continued What factors influence how we ‘see’ the world? Family Nationality Education InterestsRaceIntelligence Religion Politics Gender Language Beliefs
    • 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. 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. 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. Perspectives
    • 28. Perspectives Is it a young lady or old woman?
    • 29. Perspectives Is it a young lady or old woman?
    • 30. Perspectives
    • 31. PerspectivesIs it a chalice or two people staring at each other ?
    • 32. PerspectivesIs it a chalice or two people staring at each other ?
    • 33. Types of Literary Theories
    • 34. 1. Archetypal Theory
    • 35. 1. Archetypal TheoryWhat is an archetype?
    • 36. 1. Archetypal TheoryWhat is an archetype? archetype ¦ ärk(i) tīp¦
    • 37. 1. Archetypal TheoryWhat is an archetype? archetype ¦ ärk(i) tīp¦ noun
    • 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. 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. 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. A type ofblueprint
    • 42. A type ofblueprintArchetypal hero?
    • 43. A type ofblueprintArchetypal hero?
    • 44. A type ofblueprint Archetypal hero?The hero all others are based upon?
    • 45. A type ofblueprint Archetypal hero?The hero all others are based upon?
    • 46. Archetypal Theory
    • 47. Archetypal Theory“Hero”
    • 48. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    • 49. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    • 50. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    • 51. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    • 52. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    • 53. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    • 54. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    • 55. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    • 56. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    • 57. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    • 58. Archetypal Theory“Hero”Entertainment Weekly’s List of top ten heroes:
    • 59. Archetypal Theory
    • 60. Archetypal TheoryThink of some of the archetypal traits
    • 61. Archetypal TheoryThink of some of the archetypal traits orphaned/unknown or odd circumstances around birth and parents.
    • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Archetypal Theory
    • 69. Archetypal TheorySound familiar?
    • 70. Archetypal TheorySound familiar?
    • 71. Archetypal TheorySound familiar?
    • 72. Archetypal TheorySound familiar?
    • 73. Archetypal TheorySound familiar?
    • 74. Archetypal TheorySound familiar?
    • 75. Archetypal
    • 76. ArchetypalGolden Bough
    • 77. ArchetypalGolden BoughThe works of Carl Jung
    • 78. ArchetypalGolden BoughThe works of Carl Jung Every culture has its own version of
    • 79. ArchetypalGolden BoughThe works of Carl Jung Every culture has its own version of the devil
    • 80. ArchetypalGolden BoughThe works of Carl Jung Every culture has its own version of the devil creation myth
    • 81. ArchetypalGolden BoughThe works of Carl Jung Every culture has its own version of the devil creation myth Deity
    • 82. ArchetypalGolden BoughThe works of Carl Jung Every culture has its own version of the devil creation myth Deity Trickster
    • 83. ArchetypalGolden BoughThe works of Carl Jung Every culture has its own version of the devil creation myth Deity Trickster Good and Evil
    • 84. What is the horror film archetype?
    • 85. What is the horror film archetype?
    • 86. What real life killer serves asan archetype for the greatest movie killers?
    • 87. What real life killer serves asan archetype for the greatest movie killers?
    • 88. What real life killer serves asan archetype for the greatest movie killers?
    • 89. What real life killer serves asan archetype for the greatest movie killers?
    • 90. What real life killer serves asan archetype for the greatest movie killers?
    • 91. 2. Feminism/Gender Theory
    • 92. 2. Feminism/Gender TheoryHow do films and stories address the issue ofgender?
    • 93. 2. Feminism/Gender TheoryHow do films and stories address the issue ofgender? “Well behaved women rarely make history.”
    • 94. Feminism
    • 95. FeminismWho is the villain of Beowulf?
    • 96. FeminismWho is the villain of Beowulf?
    • 97. Feminism
    • 98. In reality?Feminism
    • 99. In reality?Feminism
    • 100. Feminism
    • 101. Feminism Examine how authorstreat female characters
    • 102. Feminism Examine how authorstreat female characters
    • 103. Feminism Examine how authorstreat female characters Are they sexist?
    • 104. Feminism Examine how authorstreat female characters Are they sexist?
    • 105. Feminism Examine how authorstreat female characters Are they sexist?Do they exploit females?
    • 106. Feminism Examine how authorstreat female characters Are they sexist?Do they exploit females?
    • 107. Feminism Examine how authorstreat female characters Are they sexist?Do they exploit females?
    • 108. How are stereotypes addressed?
    • 109. How are stereotypes addressed?

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