Wednesday, March 12, 2014

LitCrit & Jane Eyre; Schools of Criticism & JSTOR Search

In class today...

1. Google the following :

Literary Theory and Schools of Criticism

  • Moral Criticism, Dramatic Construction (~360 BC-present)
  • Formalism, New Criticism, Neo-Aristotelian Criticism (1930s-present)
  • Psychoanalytic Criticism, Jungian Criticism(1930s-present)
  • Marxist Criticism (1930s-present)
  • Reader-Response Criticism (1960s-present)
  • Structuralism/Semiotics (1920s-present)
  • Post-Structuralism/Deconstruction (1966-present)
  • New Historicism/Cultural Studies (1980s-present)
  • Post-Colonial Criticism (1990s-present)
  • Feminist Criticism (1960s-present)
  • Gender/Queer Studies (1970s-present)

2. Post to the showcase blog - three interesting points about any of the above.

What did you learn? 

What will your classmates find enlightening? 

3. Explore JSTOR - search: Jane Eyre + a School of Criticism - i.e. Structuralism, Marxist, Feminist...
                   Click here for EA login info.

4. Post to the showcase blog: one essay with link that you find interesting...

What is the thesis? Post it. Copy and Paste

Can you identify the school of criticism? 

I found these points interesting...

1. Cornell's School of Criticism & Theory

2. What does Literary Theory look like in college or grad school? Here's a couple examples: 
              a syllabus from Penn's English 571
              Harvard's Literary Theory Professors

3. Why use JSTOR - an online archive of scholarly journals?

Because we are looking to delve deeper than internet criticism...

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