What are some common criticisms of literary theory ?
A. Theory has replaced literary appreciation with formulas for understanding
B. The reasoning of theory is often too circular
C. Many theories have been pushed too far into abstraction
D. All of the above answers are correct
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