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WGU-Lit Ethics&Crit

WGU-Literary Ethics Module 4 & Critical Reading Module 10

Artistic License Freedom to create a piece of writing based on the artist's interpretation mainly for effect
Attribution The act of establishing a particular person as the creator
Bias Unfair act or policy stemming from prejudice
Censorship The changing or suppression or prohibition of a speech or writing that is deemed subversive of the common good
Citation The act of citing to prevent plagiarism
Cite To quote a passage, book, or author, as an authority or example
Copyright Exclusive right to make copies, license, & or otherwise exploit a literary work; protected by law
Defamation False or unjustified injury of the good reputation of another, as by slander or libel
Document Any written item
Documentation The use of documentary evidence
Intellectual Property Property that results from original creative thought, as patents, copyright material, & trademarks
Libel Defamation by written or printed words, pictures, or in any form other than by spoken words or gestures
Slander Malicious, false, & defamatory statement or report
Permissions The act of permitting, consent, formal, authorization
Plagiarism Using others ideas & words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information
Propaganda Dissemination of information, facts, arguments, rumors, half-truths, or lies; to influence public opinion
Formal Criticism Argues that literature may be only discussed on its own terms; without outside influences & or information
Biographical Criticism Practice of analyzing a literary work by using knowledge of the authors life to gain insight
Historical Criticism Analyzing a literary work by investigation of the social, cultural, & intellectual context that produced it; impact it had on original audience
Deconstructionist Criticism Rejects the traditional assumption that language can accurately represent reality; believe that literary texts can have no single meaning (concentrate on how language is used rather than on what is being said)
Cultural Studies Understanding the social power encoded in "texts"; defines "texts" more broadly than literary works, uses whatever intellectual tools are appropriate to the analysis at hand
Created by: lpedro



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