Have you ever read a book and wondered if it had a deeper meaning? The books of Stephen King have entertained and terrified millions of readers. By using critical theory, you might find intriguing new ideas in King's supernatural situations and psychological plot twists. Critical theory allows readers to examine the influences behind a creation as well as the impacts of that creation. Consider how others have critiqued Stephen King's work. You may discover an entirely fresh view of literature-your own.
Essential Critiques introduces readers to critical theory and its application. By discussing and analyzing the art of pop culture icons in theater, literature, film, art, and music, this unique series guides students through the process of thinking critically, creating a thesis, and supporting their arguments. A brief biography of each artist pairs with summaries of his or her works, allowing readers to examine and apply New Criticism, feminist theory, reader response, and more.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Critiques 6
Chapter 2 A Closer Look at Georgia O'Keeffe 13
Chapter 3 An Overview of Evening Star No. V 27
Chapter 4 How to Apply Formalist Criticism to Evening Star No. V 33
Chapter 5 An Overview of The Black Iris 45
Chapter 6 How to Apply Feminist Criticism to The Black Iris 51
Chapter 7 An Overview of Red Hills with White Shell 61
Chapter 8 How to Apply Biographical Criticism to Red Hills with White Shell 67
Chapter 9 An Overview of Pelvis Series Red with Tellow 79
Chapter 10 How to Apply Structuralism to Pelvis Series Red with Tellow 85
You Critique It 96
Bibliography of Works and Criticism 102
Source Notes 106
About the Author 112
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book provides a very thorough and thoughtful introduction to the process of writing an evaluation and critique of a work of art. The book is written in student friendly language and provides examples and models of each step in the process. This book is effective in providing an appropriate and approachable example of effective art criticism at the secondary school level. Highly recommend.