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Marxist, Feminist and Postcolonialist Literary Theory - a brief introduction for Middle School students.

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  1. 1. Literary Theory for Middle School<br />Consider this<br />
  2. 2. DIFFERENT KINDS OF LENSES<br />
  3. 3. Power is where the money is.<br />Marxist literary theory<br />
  4. 4. Women aren’t allowed <br />access to power.<br />FEMINIST LITERARY THEORY<br />
  5. 5. Christopher Columbus <br />didn’t discover America. <br />He seized it.<br />POSTCOLONIALISM<br />
  6. 6. So, what does <br />Christopher Columbus<br /> or Marx<br /> or….women….<br />have to do with my reading a book?<br />
  7. 7. Good question.<br />
  8. 8. She had to look through the Seeing Stone <br />so that she could see things as they really are.<br />Remember coraline?<br />
  9. 9. And at some movies, you have to wear special glasses<br />if you want to see the action in a more lifelike way.<br />
  10. 10. There’s way more to<br />Marxist <br />Feminist<br />and Postcolonialist<br />Literary Theory<br />than we’re going to talk about this year.<br />None of this is that simple<br />
  11. 11. But we are going to talk about <br />Marxist<br />Feminist<br />and Postcolonialist<br />Literary Theory.<br />As we read. As we write. As we discuss. As we think.<br />
  12. 12. Ready?<br />

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