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Lit Crit Power Point

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Lit Crit Power Point

  1. 1. Literary Criticism<br />What is it?<br />
  2. 2. Meaning the reader finds in a text<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4. Why is it important???<br />
  5. 5. Helps us to understand; create meaning<br />
  6. 6. Yeah, but how does it help ME???<br />
  7. 7. 1. A better, more informed reader<br />
  8. 8. 2. Fully grasp the author’s meaning(s)<br />
  9. 9. 3. Better understand the world around you.<br />
  10. 10. But how???<br />Let me show you!<br />
  11. 11. Several types/kinds of literary criticism exist<br />
  12. 12. New Criticism/Formalist<br />
  13. 13. New Criticism/Formalist<br />Popular in the 1940’s and 50’s<br />
  14. 14. ONLY the words on the page matter!<br />
  15. 15. The author’s intention doesn’t matter<br />
  16. 16. Find meaning WITHIN the words<br />
  17. 17. Deconstructionism<br />Examine the STRUCTURE to find meaning<br />
  18. 18. More than one meaning can exist…<br />
  19. 19. Language:Arbitrary<br />
  20. 20. Structure…………..<br />……………….is the key!<br />
  21. 21. Reader Response Theory<br />
  22. 22. Meaning = Reader + Text<br />
  23. 23. Reader brings knowledge to the text……<br />
  24. 24. Change the way you view the world…<br />
  25. 25. Reader is AcTiVe!!!<br />
  26. 26. Psychoanalytic Criticism<br />Huh????<br />
  27. 27. Define “why’s” and “how’s” of human action <br />
  28. 28. What role does the unconscious play?<br />
  29. 29. Freud, Jung, Lacan<br />
  30. 30. Incorporates various models of the mind<br />
  31. 31. Feminist Criticism<br />
  32. 32. Opposes Patriarchal Society<br />
  33. 33. Raise Consciousness About Oppression<br />
  34. 34. Promote Change<br />Eliminate Stereotypes<br />
  35. 35. Draw Attention to Strengths of Women<br />
  36. 36. Mythological/Archetypal Literature<br />Recurrent, Universal Themes<br />
  37. 37. Identify Archetypes……….<br />…symbols<br />…characters<br />…situations<br />…images<br />
  38. 38. Imagination…….<br />……………….shares a common humanity<br />
  39. 39. Various disciplines are incorporated…………..<br />
  40. 40. Marxist Criticism<br />
  41. 41. Cultural<br />Economic<br />Political<br />
  42. 42. Art is Political<br />
  43. 43. “Ideology is Key”<br />
  44. 44. Biographical Criticism<br />
  45. 45. Real life experiences shape a text<br />
  46. 46. Must understand the Author’s life<br />
  47. 47. Investigate the literary work<br />
  48. 48. Did you catch that?<br />
  49. 49. What are you thinking???<br />
  50. 50.
  51. 51. Here is a Quick Review…..<br />
  52. 52. Literary Criticism:<br />Finding Meaning in a Text<br />
  53. 53. Benefit……..<br />…..increased understanding of the world<br />
  54. 54. New Criticism: Words!<br />
  55. 55. Deconstructionism: Structure!<br />
  56. 56. Reader Response: Active!<br />
  57. 57. Psychoanalytic Criticism: The Mind!<br />
  58. 58. Feminist Criticism: Women are Strong!<br />
  59. 59. Mythological/Archetypal Criticism: Universal Themes<br />
  60. 60. Marxist Criticism: Ideology<br />
  61. 61. Biographical Criticism: Author’s Life<br />
  62. 62. More than one way to “read” a text……<br />
  63. 63.
  64. 64. Criticism……<br />…………………...can expand your mind.<br />
  65. 65. Use It To Your Advantage!<br />

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