Christopher Ricks would most likely DISAGREE with which of the following claims about literary theory ?
A. Literary theory is limited in its ability to interpret a text.
B. Literary theory often depends on esoteric knowledge to be properly understood.
C. Literary theory is employed mostly by academics.
D. Literary theory is the only proper way to conceptualize literary texts.
B. Formalism/New Criticism
A. Ferdinand de Saussure
B. Viktor Shklovsky
C. Roland Barthes
D. Michel Foucault
A. Billy Budd
C. Captain Ahab
A. New Historicism rejects the idea that history is neutral.
B. New Historicism does not make strict delineations between literary and non-literary texts.
C. New Historicism takes a particular interest in marginalized peoples.
D. All of the above answers are correct.
B. Criticism of life