Category: Literary Theory and Criticism

  • Williams, Raymond

    Assigned: Williams, Raymond. “Base and Superstructure in Marxist Cultural Theory” (1337-50). Also read the editors’ introduction (1335-37). “Base and Superstructure in Marxist Cultural Theory” (1973/1980) Introduction 1. On 1337-38 (“Any...

  • Wimsatt and Beardsley

    Assigned: Wimsatt, William K. and Monroe C. Beardsley. “The Intentional Fallacy” (1198-1211). Also read the editors’ introduction (1195-97). “The Intentional Fallacy” (1946) Section I 1. On 1198 (“The claim of...

  • Wittig, Monique

    Assigned: Wittig, Monique. “One Is Not Born a Woman” (1823-29). Also read the editors’ introduction (1821-23). “One Is Not Born a Woman” (1981) 1. On 1823-24 (“A materialist feminist approach...

  • Wollstonecraft, Mary

    Assigned: Wollstonecraft, Mary. From A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, from Chapter II. “The Prevailing Opinion of a Sexual Character Discussed.” (507-14). Also read the editors’ introduction (504-06). From...

  • Woolf, Virginia

    Assigned: Woolf, Virginia. From A Room of One’s Own (857-65). Also read the editors’ introduction (854-56). From A Room of One’s Own (1929) Shakespeare’s Sister 1. On 857-59 (“Let me...

  • Wordsworth, William

    Assigned: Wordsworth, William. “Preface” to Lyrical Ballads (566-86). Also read the editors’ introduction (563-66). “Preface” to Lyrical Ballads (1800/1802) 1. On 566-68 (“The first Volume of these Poems…”), what kind...

  • Zehou, Li

    Assigned: Zehou, Li. From Four Essays on Art: Toward a Global View (1658-70). Also read the editors’ introduction (1655-58). From Four Essays on Art: Toward a Global View (1989/2006) Chapter...

  • Žižek, Slavoj

    Assigned: Žižek, Slavoj. From Looking Awry: An Introduction to Jacques Lacan through Popular Culture, Chapter 5. “The Hitchcockian Blot” (2225-42). Also read the editors’ introduction (2221-24). From Looking Awry: An...

  • Ransom, John Crowe

    Assigned: Ransom, John Crowe. “Criticism, Inc.” (901-911). Also read the editors’ introduction (899-901). “Criticism, Inc.” (1938) Section 1 1. On 901-02 (“It is strange, but nobody…”), how does John Crowe...

  • Pater, Walter

    Assigned: Pater, Walter. “Preface” to Studies in the History of the Renaissance (713-16); “Conclusion to Studies in the History of the Renaissance (716-19). Also read the editors’ introduction (711-13). “Preface”...