Category: Literary Theory and Criticism

  • Plato

    Assigned: Plato. From Ion (46-58); from The Republic, Books II, III, VII, X (58-89); Phaedrus (89-95). Also read the editors’ introduction (43-46). Ion (circa 390 B.C.E.) 1. On 46-47 (“Ion!...

  • Poe, Edgar Allan

    Assigned: Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Philosophy of Composition” (643-51). Also read the editors’ introduction (641-43). “The Philosophy of Composition” (1846) 1. On 643-44 (“Charles Dickens, in a note…”), Poe begins...

  • Pope, Alexander

    Assigned: Pope, Alexander. “An Essay on Criticism” (370-83). Also read the editors’ introduction (367-69). “An Essay on Criticism” (1711) Part 1 1. On pages 370-71, lines 1-45 (“’Tis hard to...

  • Moretti, Franco

    Assigned: Moretti, Franco. From Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History, Chapter 1. “Graphs”(2255-77). Also read the editors’ introduction (2252-54). From Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a...

  • Morton, Timothy

    Assigned: Morton, Timothy. From The Ecological Thought, from “Introduction: Critical Thinking” (2621-31). Also read the editors’ introduction (2619-20). From The Ecological Thought (2010) From “Introduction: Critical Thinking” 1. On 2621-22...

  • Morrison, Toni

    Assigned: Morrison, Toni. From “Unspeakable Things Unspoken: The Afro-American Presence in American Literature” (1673-84). Also read the editors’ introduction (1670-73). From “Unspeakable Things Unspoken: The Afro-American Presence in American Literature”...

  • Mulvey, Laura

    Assigned: Mulvey, Laura. “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” (1954-65). Also read the editors’ introduction (1952-54). “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” (1975) I. Introduction (A) A Political Use of Psychoanalysis 1....

  • Narasimhaiah, C. D.

    Assigned: Narasimhaiah, C. D. “Towards the Formulation of a Common Poetic for Indian Literatures” (1330-35). Also read the editors’ introduction (1327-30). “Towards the Formulation of a Common Poetic for Indian...

  • Nelson, Alondra

    Assigned: Nelson, Alondra. “AfroFuturism: Past-Future Visions” (2633-38). Also read the editors’ introduction (2631-32). “AfroFuturism: Past-Future Visions” (2002) 1. On 2633 (“Visions of the future abound…”), what criticism does Alondra Nelson...

  • Ngai, Sianne

    Assigned: Ngai, Sianne. From “Introduction” to Ugly Feelings (2641-50). Also read the editors’ introduction (2638-40). From Ugly Feelings (2005) From Introduction 1. On 2641-42 (“This book presents a series…”), Sianne...