Using specific details and examples from Nealon and Giroux’s ninth chapter ONLY, define Antonio Gramsci’s term hegemony AND explain what N&G mean by, “the colonial origin of literary study.”

QUIZ #9 [Ten Points]

1. [2 points] In their ninth chapter (“Posts”), Nealon and Giroux argue that in order to understand and define a “post-,” you need first to understand the concept that precedes it. Using specific details and examples from Nealon’s and Giroux’s ninth chapter ONLY, clearly and precisely explain the following terms in relation to literary studies: “modernism” and “postmodernism.”

2. [2 points] Using at least ONE specific example from Nealon and Giroux’s ninth chapter ONLY, clearly and precisely explain why poststructuralists might be “suspicious” of “structuralism’s trace of a certain theological or transcendental claim for ‘structure.’”

3. [2 points] Using specific details and examples from Nealon and Giroux’s ninth chapter ONLY, define Antonio Gramsci’s term hegemony AND explain what N&G mean by, “the colonial origin of literary study.”

4. [2 point] Using at least ONE specific example form Bennett and Royle’s chapter “Mutant” ONLY, clearly and precisely explain their argument that Mary Shelley’s “novel is a kind of monster.”

5. [2 points] Using at least ONE specific example from Frann Michel’s reading of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, clearly and precisely explain at least one way in which, according to her, “potentially erotic relations of difference between women can be a source of horror in Shelley’s text.”