In his essay “The Business of Theory,” William Deresiewicz argues which of the following about Terry Eagleton’s book After Theory ?
A. It offers a strong outline for how theory can be conducted in the 21st century.
B. It should not be read or considered by any student or scholar.
C. It offers some valid ideas and critiques, but its author is not entirely trustworthy.
D. It offers a strong counterpoint to Jacques Derrida’s notion of deconstruction.
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