Category: Literary Theory and Criticism

  • Ngugi Wa Thiong’o et al

    Assigned: Wa Thiong’o, Ngugi, Taban Lo Liyong, and Henry Owuor-Anyumba. “On the Abolition of the English Department” (1912-16). Also read the editors’ introduction (1909-11). “On the Abolition of the English...

  • Nietzsche, Friedrich

    Assigned: Nietzsche, Friedrich. From The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music (740-52); “On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense” (752-62). Also read the editors’ introduction (737-40). From...

  • Nixon, Rob

    Assigned: Nixon, Rob. From Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor, from “Introduction” (2355-68); from “The Anthropocene: The Promise and Pitfalls of an Epochal Idea” (2369-72). Also read the...

  • Nussbaum, Martha

    Assigned: Nussbaum, Martha C. From Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education, from “Introduction” and from Chapter 3. (2138-50). Also read the editors’ introduction (2136-38). From Cultivating...

  • Ohmann, Richard

    Assigned: Ohmann, Richard. “The Shaping of a Canon: U.S. Fiction, 1960-75” (1686-1701). Also read the editors’ introduction (1684-86). “The Shaping of a Canon: U.S. Fiction, 1960-75” (1983) 1. On 1686-88...

  • Oliver, Kelly

    Assigned: Oliver, Kelly. “Witnessing and Testimony” (2496-2505). Also read the editors’ introduction (2494-96). “Witnessing and Testimony” (2004) 1. On 2496-97 (“Contemporary debates in social theory…”), on what basis does Kelly...

  • Lévi-Strauss, Claude

    Assigned: Lévi-Strauss, Claude. Ch. 28. “A Writing Lesson,” from Tristes Tropiques (1225-33). Also read the editors’ introduction (1222-25). From Tristes Tropiques (1955) Ch. 28. A Writing Lesson 1. On 1225-26...

  • Longinus

    Assigned: Longinus. From On Sublimity (146-64). Also read the editors’ introduction (144-46). From On Sublimity (first century C.E.) Preface 1. On 146-47 (“My dear Postumius Terentianus…”), what first sketch does...

  • Lukács, György

    Assigned: Lukács, György. From The Historical Novel, from Chapter One. “The Classical Form of the Historical Novel” (869-81). Also read the editors’ introduction (866-68). From The Historical Novel (1937) From...

  • Lyotard, Jean-François

    Assigned: Lyotard, Jean-François. “Defining the Postmodern” (1385-88). Also read the editors’ introduction (1383-85). “Defining the Postmodern” (1986) 1. On 1385-88 (“I should like to make…”), Lyotard examines three of what...