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theoryfinal - Professor Glimp English 2010 13 October 2006...

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Professor Glimp English 2010 13 October 2006 What Theory Has to Offer Literature Question: How do any of the authors we’re reading for this unit re-envision—or make possible a re-envisioning of—the study of literature? What do their theories suggest about how the discipline of literary study should define itself, and what it should take as its objects of investigation? The study of literary theory creates a language to discuss and define the works of assorted authors. Very often, literary theory illuminates text in a light different from what the author intended or theory dissects a piece of literature and places the ideas in appropriate schools of thought and doctrines. Said sees language as an active representation of both action and context. Derrida said that writing is a supplement of the truth. A different interpretation taken from Williams and Engleton is that literature is to be looked at as a passive vehicle of the human condition and a “genesis” of creation. Theory is not merely a transparent medium of communication, but it is a fresh pair of
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