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Lackey, Michael. "Moral Conditions for Genocide in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness ." Lackey argues that, although scholars seem to agree that morality is a legitimate matter of concern in the interpretation of Conrad's novels, he has concluded that "moral interpretation of Conrad's texts is problematic at best and completely misguided at worst." College Literature Winter 2005 [first half only].
This webpage contains an alphabetical glossary of literary terms and their definitions . It focuses particularly on the material I most frequently teach (classical and medieval literature, the history of the English language, and science fiction narratives). Because the list is fairly lengthy, I have subdivided it into several pages. Hunt for the term you want alphabetically within each letter's webpage. You can supplement this knowledge by looking in the glossary in the back of your literature books, in dictionaries, and online more generally. Do note that entries marked with a tiny construction barrier ( )or the abbreviation TBA ("to be announced") are still in the process of being written or revised, so these entries will change as I polish them.
Key Terms (note: definitions below taken from Ann B. Dobie's text, Theory into Practice: An Introduction to Literary Criticism - see General Resources below):
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