Lit Analysis Final g. terms
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Reader response theory
you bring your own past experiences to the texts, which influences your perception. Your own thoughts and the text are equally important. Became popular in the late 60's. Reader actively constructs "texts" rather than "passively consuming"
Stanley Fish and Wolfgang Iser
associated with reader response theory
a film theory that originally derived from theater and encompasses the arragenment of scenery and stage properties. Includes 5 principles: setting, costumes, staging, lighting and acting. Conveys time, place, mood and tone.
"everything that appears before the camera"
associated with mise-en-scene
grammar of narration
analysis of special/distinctive grammar used in fictional narratives. Studies "shifters". Narraration moves from narrator (speaking in past tense) to character in narraration for who action is present.
words that depend on speaker's place and time
wanted to defy modernism which had become conventional. Arose after WWII and blends literary genres, cultural and stylistic levels. Resists classification in traditional rubrics.
associated with Post modernism
Focuses on everyday, mundane, quotidien (daily routine). Arose after WWI in response to the romanticism and clichés of the victorian era. Had multiple perspectives and plays with time.
Ezra Pound and Franz Kafka
associated with Modernism
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
a novel of development.
loss of words (the ghost in the hotel has this)
editing together of shots so that the audience fills gaps by interpreting/inferring about actors. Viewer derives more meaning from a combo of shots rather than just an isolated shot. Brought about by Lev Kuleshov in the 1910-1920s
Editing Techniques of Film
1. Rhythmic elements
2. Graphic elements
3. spacial elements
4. temporal elements
sound that is actually in the film- sound that originates from the film itself.
non- diagetic sound
sound that is superimposed on the film
point of view
the way a story gets told through narrative work
idea that a work should be looked at in a vacuum. In other words a work should be treated as an independent entity, not conncected to context. The arise of close reading fell here (was popular until the late 1960s when reader response took over)
John Crowe Ransom
associated with New Criticism
focuses mainly on historical and cultural context of work and those implications, and pays attention to other reviews. Text is seen as both a product and a producer of surrounding culture.
a dramatic work's events and actions that is used to achieve particular artistic/emotional effects. Cheif Character is protagonist and is seen as an artful arrangement of events
works of fiction written in prose and was distinguished from long narrtives in verse, and showed realism.
associated with the rise of the novel, he wrote Pamela
a novel in the form of letters
the first novel
Pamela by Samuel Richardson (was epistolary)
Author of Nipple Jesus
Main Character in Nipple Jesus
Artist in Nipple Jesus
What Mise-en-scene conveys
time, place, mood and tone
5 properties of Mise-en-scene (SCSLA)
setting, costumes, staging, lighting and acting
associated with visual pleasure and narrative cinema
is a flash-forward, or major time-shift, implies existence of omniscient narrator and is often used in modern fiction.
associated with prolepsis
novel that is an example of Prolepsis
the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
"violent yakking" of two things that seem very dissimilar at first blush, but by the end you see that they are similar. Used to get the reader to see the idea differently. First was popular with 17th century poets.
gender is a social construct and this theory analyzes conceptions of gender and their role in writing, reception, subject matter and evaluation of written works. Overlaps with female critcism
associated with gender criticism
"telling in different voices"
doubly-oriented discourse; describes an action and also imitates a particualr style of speech or writing
associated with "telling in different voices"
psychological and psychoanalytical criticism
believes that literature is an expression of the personality and state of mind of an author (manifest content and latent content)
brief work of prose fiction. Similar to a novel since it has a plot, which differentiates it from an anecdote
arose in the late 1960s that believes that society is a patriarchy and that gender is a social construct. Most great works and by men for men. This criticism wishes to reconstruct views to do justice to fmeale points of view and values. Virginia Woolfe and Mary Eilmann
Mary Eilmann and Virginia Woolf
associated with feminist criticism
the perspective we see most of (for example Mrs. Ramsey)
stream of consciousness
narrative method, long passage of introspection- passes through character's awareness. Follows character's entire mental process
associated with stream of consciousness
association of writers, artists and intellectuals who lived in Bloomsbury London. Met to discuss arts and issues of philosophy. Included V. Woolf
free indirect discourse
sticks to third person, but says things it sounds like the character would say. Characters thoughts and feelings are filtered through 3rd person, expresses interiority of characters.
Bill and Alice
main characters of Eyes wide shut