literary theory

Major British Writers Marxist Theory – YouTube.mp4 Major British Writers Marxist Theory – YouTube.mp4

Hi, students. In class today, we were thinking about another literary theory that we could use to approach the novels that we’re reading this semester, and that theory is Marxist theory– or Marxism, as it’s more commonly known. And we talked about the history of Marxism and how his idea has developed a little bit…

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Gayatri Spivak on An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization Gayatri Spivak on An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization

I don’t believe literature as such can open doors. I believe that literary reading is something that needs to be taught. And I believe that in the past, in different kinds of polities, cultural instruction of this sort perhaps was given not necessarily only through the university. But today, if it is taught as such,…

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A Marxist Interpretation of Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” A Marxist Interpretation of Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”

I thought it would be fun to do a Marxist interpretation of “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” and this continues our series of different perspectives on the poem. I’ve done a video as well just talking about some of the basics of Marxist literary interpretation, and so we’re just going to jump in and…

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Introduction to Marxist Literary Theory Introduction to Marxist Literary Theory

In this video I’d like to introduce you to just a few basic concepts from the world of Marxist literary theory, and then in a separate video we’ll see if we can apply some of these ideas to William Wordsworth’s poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.” The basic idea with Marxist literary theory is…

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Marxist Literary Criticism: WTF? An Introduction to Marxism and Culture Marxist Literary Criticism: WTF? An Introduction to Marxism and Culture

Hello, my name is Tom and welcome back to my channel and another episode of What the Theory?. Recently, we’ve been taking a look both at some very fundamental approaches to understanding culture such as semiotics and phenomenology but also some very broad terms such as modernism and postmodernism. Generally speaking, these have been pretty…

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