Discussion #7: Historical, Psychological, & Ecocritical Approaches to Literature
As you work on revising Essay #2 this week, you will continue to prepare for our final unit in this course: Taking a Critical Approach to Literature. You will be reading the graphic novel, Watchmen, and in preparation for that, we will be reading some scholarly articles over the next few weeks about five different ways we can use a critical lens to approach a piece of literature. This week, you read three articles: “Modernism, Superheroes, and the Unfinished Business of the Common Good,” (Historical) “Our Unconscious Mind,” (Psychological), and “Brain Matters: From Environmental Ethics to Environmental Neuroethics” (Ecocritical). Now that you have read these articles carefully, address the following discussion prompt:
For each of the three articles, choose 1-2 claims that you found interesting. Include those claims word-for-word using quotation marks, and be sure to include a page number for each one. Then, explain why you thought that claim was interesting. Be sure to organize your post logically, and make it clear which claim came from which article/author.
You will respond to my initial thread. Your introduction, as all of your discussion posts this semester, should be 200-400 words