American Lit. 11/9/16 – Literary Theory Lenses response

Hi American Lit-ers,

Now that you’ve seen five presentations (as well as your own) on different lenses literary scholars use to analyze literature, it’s time for you to put into writing what details, questions or conclusions your classmates came to that you wouldn’t have thought of.

In case you need a reminder, here are the lenses we studied in class:
-Psychoanalytical (Freudian)
-Critical Race Theory
-New Historicism

In the comments below, explain how one of these groups revealed an aspect to Song of Solomon that wouldn’t have occurred to you otherwise. In another paragraph explain why scholars might align themselves to a prescribed literary lens when analyzing and writing about literature.