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Question 1: Some write ________; others bring the results and methods of social history to bear on reading literature.
PhilosophyIntellectual historyExistentialismMartin Heidegger

Question 2: Literary criticism is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of ________.

Question 3: Related to other forms of literary criticism, the history of the book is a field of interdisciplinary enquiry drawing on the methods of bibliography, cultural history, ________, and media theory.
History of literatureArabic literaturePersian literatureIndian literature

Question 4: Today interest in literary theory and ________ coexists in university literature departments with a more conservative literary criticism of which the New Critics would probably have approved.
Post-structuralismGilles DeleuzeContinental philosophyContemporary philosophy

Question 5: In 1957 Northrop Frye published the influential ________.
Anatomy of CriticismTragedyPoetrySatire

Question 6: ________'s attacks on poetry as imitative, secondary, and false were formative as well.
Immanuel KantAristotlePlatoBertrand Russell

Question 7: Later classical and medieval criticism often focused on religious texts, and the several long religious traditions of hermeneutics and textual ________ have had a profound influence on the study of secular texts.

Question 8: Whether or not literary criticism should be considered a separate field of inquiry from ________, or conversely from book reviewing, is a matter of some controversy.
PoetryLiterary theoryDeconstructionNovel

Question 9: The birth of Renaissance criticism was in 1498, with the recovery of classic texts, most notably, Giorgio Valla's Latin translation of ________'s Poetics.
PlatoAristotleBertrand RussellEmpiricism

Question 10: In the British and American literary establishment, the ________ was more or less dominant until the late 1960s.
New CriticismLiterary criticismNew HistoricismLiterary theory

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