Studying English Literature

Above all, the book prizes the idea of argument rather than insisting upon formulaic essay plans, and gives many ways of finding something to say as you read and when you write, in chapters on Reading, Argument, Essays, Sentences and ...

Studying English Literature

Author: Tory Young

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139472203

Page: 184

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Studying English Literature is a unique guide for undergraduates beginning to study the discipline of literature and those who are thinking of doing so. Unlike books that provide a survey of literary history or non-subject specific manuals that offer rigid guidelines on how to write essays, Studying English Literature invites students to engage with the subject's history and theory whilst at the same time offering information about reading, researching and writing about literature within the context of a university. The book is practical yet not patronizing: for example, whilst the discussion of plagiarism provides clear guidelines on how not to commit this offence, it also considers the difficulties students experience finding their own 'voice' when writing and provokes reflection on the value of originality and the concepts of adaptation, appropriation and intertextuality in literature. Above all, the book prizes the idea of argument rather than insisting upon formulaic essay plans, and gives many ways of finding something to say as you read and when you write, in chapters on Reading, Argument, Essays, Sentences and References.

Studying English Literature

Introducing a wide range of literary writing, this is an indispensable guide for any student beginning their study of English Literature, providing the tools, techniques, approaches and terminology needed to succeed at university.

Studying English Literature

Author: Ashley Chantler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441169652

Page: 264

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Studying English Literature offers a link between pre-degree study and undergraduate study by introducing students to: - the history of English literature from the Renaissance to the present; - the key literary genres (poetry, prose, and drama); - a range of techniques, tools and terms useful in the analysis of literature; - critical and theoretical approaches to literature. It is designed to improve close critical reading skills and evidence-based discussion; encourage reflection on texts' themes, issues and historical contexts; and demonstrate how criticism and literary theories enable richer and more nuanced interpretations. This one-stop resource for beginning students combines a historical survey of English literature with a practical introduction to the main forms of literary writing. Case studies of key texts offer practical demonstrations of the tools and approaches discussed. Guided further reading and a glossary of terms used provide further support for the student. Introducing a wide range of literary writing, this is an indispensable guide for any student beginning their study of English Literature, providing the tools, techniques, approaches and terminology needed to succeed at university.

How to Begin Studying English Literature

This book has established itself as one of the most popular introductory student guides in the field. The fourth edition has been updated throughout, with a brand new chapter on critics and contexts in essay writing.

How to Begin Studying English Literature

Author: Nicholas Marsh

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137508787

Page: 184

View: 178

This book has established itself as one of the most popular introductory student guides in the field. The fourth edition has been updated throughout, with a brand new chapter on critics and contexts in essay writing. It shows the reader how to approach literature, featuring chapters on themes, characters, structure, style, irony and analysis.

Studying English Literature and Language

Interdisciplinary in approach, this text provides students and teachers with a text which supports learning and teaching across many kinds of introductory courses in English language, literature and culture.

Studying English Literature and Language

Author: Rob Pope

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780415498760

Page: 427

View: 535

Studying English Literature and Language is unique in offering both an introduction and a companion for students taking English Literature and Language degrees. Combining the functions of study guide, critical dictionary and text anthology, this is a freshly recast version of the highly acclaimed The English Studies Book. This third edition features: fresh sections on the essential skills and study strategies needed to complete a degree in English--from close reading, research and referencing to full guidelines and tips on essay-writing, participating in seminars, presentations and revision an authoritative guide to the life skills, further study options and career pathways open to graduates of the subject updated introductions to the major theoretical positions and approaches taken by scholars in the field, from earlier twentieth century practical criticism to the latest global and ecological perspectives extensive entries on key terms such as 'author, 'genre', 'narrative' and 'translation' widely current in debates across language, literature and culture coverage of both local and global varieties of the English language in a range of media and discourses, including news, advertising, text messaging, rap, pop and street art an expansive anthology representing genres and discourses from early elegy and novel to contemporary performance, flash fiction, including writers as diverse as Aphra Behn, Emily Dickinson, J.M. Coetzee, Angela Carter, Russell Hoban, Adrienne Rich and Arundhati Roy a comprehensive, regularly updated companion website supplying further information and activities, sample analyses and a wealth of stimulating and reliable links to further online resources. Studying English Literature and Language is a wide-ranging and invaluable reference for anyone interested in the study of English language, literature and culture.

Studying English

The book covers arguments about criticism and theory, value, the canon, Shakespeare, authorial intention, figural language, narrative, writing, identity, politics and the skills that are learned from studying English for the world of work.

Studying English

Author: Robert Eaglestone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135043175

Page: 166

View: 717

Clearly focussed on the needs of students, Robert Eaglestone and Jonathan Beecher Field have revised the best-selling Doing English specifically for English literature courses in America. Studying English presents the ideas and debates that shape literary studies in America today. This overview of the discipline explains not only what students need to know, but how and why English came to be the way it is. This uniquely comprehensive guide to the subject gives students the background they need to understand and enjoy their studies more fully. The book covers arguments about criticism and theory, value, the canon, Shakespeare, authorial intention, figural language, narrative, writing, identity, politics and the skills that are learned from studying English for the world of work. In a clear and engaging way, Robert Eaglestone and Jonathan Beecher Field: Orient you, by exploring what it is to study English in America now. Equip you, by explaining the key ideas and trends in English in context. Enable you to begin higher level study.

The Edinburgh Introduction to Studying English Literature

This guide provides a new, updated guide for students beginning their study of literature. Recent developments in theory are explained throughout, with clear pragmatic explanation of critical practices.

The Edinburgh Introduction to Studying English Literature

Author: Dermot Cavanagh

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748640258

Page: 240

View: 107

What does university study of English Literature involve today? How should students read literary texts? Answers to these questions have substantially changed and developed over recent decades, often in response to advances in literary theory.In the light of this and other recent developments, the Edinburgh Introduction provides a new, updated guide for students beginning their study of literature today. Recent developments in theory are explained throughout, but they are not the only focus of attention. Instead, the emphasis is on clear, pragmatic explanation of critical practices, and of literary forms, styles and techniques. These explanations are carefully illustrated through examples taken from readily-available works - usually ones included in the Norton or other major anthologies. Each chapter is written by an experienced academic and teacher from Edinburgh University's Department of English Literature, recently reaffirmed as one of the best in the United Kingdom.The result is an unbeatable resource for new students: a well-stocked toolbox, offering foundational introductions to ways literary texts can be approached, and to the critical, formal and historical understanding this requires. New students will find essential insights on every page, guiding their understanding for years to come and thoroughly opening up for them all the imaginative promise of literary study. Key Features:* An up-to-the minute foundational guide for new students * Comprehensive range of literary forms, styles and critical strategies introduced* Careful exemplification, demonstrating reading strategies at work * Based on successful introductory courses in one of the UK's leading university literature departments* The texts discussed in the book generally appear in the Norton Anthology of English Literature

The Edinburgh Introduction to Studying English Literature

This guide provides a new, updated guide for students beginning their study of literature. Recent developments in theory are explained throughout, with clear pragmatic explanation of critical practices.

The Edinburgh Introduction to Studying English Literature

Author: Dermot Cavanagh

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780748640256

Page: 240

View: 337

This guide provides a new, updated guide for students beginning their study of literature. Recent developments in theory are explained throughout, with clear pragmatic explanation of critical practices.

Edinburgh Introduction to Studying English Literature

This introduction to the tools required for literary study provides all the skills, background and critical knowledge which students require to approach their study of literature with confidence.

Edinburgh Introduction to Studying English Literature

Author: Dermot Cavanagh

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748691340

Page: 256

View: 542

This introduction to the tools required for literary study provides all the skills, background and critical knowledge which students require to approach their study of literature with confidence.

Studying Literature in English

Studying Literature in English provides the ideal point of entry for students of English Literature. This book is an accessible guide for Literature students around the world.

Studying Literature in English

Author: Dominic Rainsford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135053170

Page: 198

View: 315

Studying Literature in English provides the ideal point of entry for students of English Literature. This book is an accessible guide for Literature students around the world. This book: Grounds literature and the study of literature throughout by referencing a selection of well-known novels, plays and poems Examines the central questions that readers ask when confronting literary texts, and shows how these make literary theory meaningful and necessary Links British, American and postcolonial literature into a coherent whole Discusses film as literature and provides the basic conceptual tools in order to study film within a literature-course framework Places particular emphasis on interdisciplinarity by examining the connections between the study of literature and other disciplines Provides an annotated list of further reading From principal literary genres, periods and theory, to strategies for reading, research and essay-writing, Dominic Rainsford provides an engaging introduction to the most important aspects of studying literature in English. This book is invaluable reading for anyone studying literature in English.

Doing English

Aimed at students of A-level or equivalent courses, or those beginning degrees, this lively and immensely readable book provides the ideal introduction to studying English today - essential for all those planning to 'do' English.

Doing English

Author: Robert Eaglestone

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041519136X

Page: 159

View: 898

Aimed at students in the final year of secondary education or beginning degrees, this immensely readable book provides the ideal introduction to studying English literature. The book will: * orientate you, by explaining what you are doing when you 'do English' * equip youfor future study, by introducing current ideas literature, context and interpretation * enable youto bridge the gap between 'traditional' and 'theoretical' approaches to literature, showing why English has had to change and what those changes mean for you. Doing Englishdeals with the exciting new ideas and contentious debates that make up English today, covering a broad range of issues from the history of literary studies and the canon to Shakespeare, politics and the future of English. The second edition has been revised throughout and includes a new chapter on narrative. Robert Eaglestone's refreshingly clear explanations and advice make this volume essential reading for all those planning to 'do English' at advanced or degree level.

The English Literature Companion

Giving you the foundation and resources you need for success in English Literature, this book is essential pre-course reading and will be an invaluable reference resource throughout your degree.

The English Literature Companion

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230365558

Page: 336

View: 367

What does it mean to study English Literature? Have can you navigate and get the most from your degree? The English Literature Companion is your comprehensive introduction to, and exploration of, the discipline of English and Literary Studies. It is your advisor on key decisions, and your one-stop reference source throughout the course. It combines: - A wide-ranging introduction to the nature, breadth and key components of the study of English Literature - Essays by experts in the field on key topics, periods and critical approaches - A glossary of critical terms and a chronology of literary history - Guidance about study skills, from using your time effectively to the practical mechanics of writing essays - Extensive signposting to wider reading and further sources of information - Advice on key decisions taken during a degree and on subsequent career direction and further study. Giving you the foundation and resources you need for success in English Literature, this book is essential pre-course reading and will be an invaluable reference resource throughout your degree.

The Study of English Literature

They must in classical study attach more importance to the spirit and less to the
letter. ... If the study of English Literature is, as a branch of academic study, to be
adequately provided for, it must be properly organized, and it cannot be properly
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The Study of English Literature

Author: John Churton Collins

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 167

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Starting an English Literature Degree

Andrew Green takes you from the A level/school/MA26 classroom to the university lecture theatre, covering everything from: • deciding which university and course is right for you • making initial applications • tackling Summer reading ...

Starting an English Literature Degree

Author: Andrew Green

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137052252

Page: 176

View: 534

Competition to study English Literature at university is now tougher than ever before. How can you make sure your application stands out? What is expected of you at university? How will you adapt to the changes in teaching, learning and lifestyle? The world of English Literature is an unfamiliar yet exciting one, and clear guidance on how to cope with the demands of university-level study is essential if you want to succeed. Andrew Green takes you from the A level/school/MA26 classroom to the university lecture theatre, covering everything from: • deciding which university and course is right for you • making initial applications • tackling Summer reading lists to the skills needed for studying at degree level: • preparing for lectures, seminars and tutorials • interpreting reading lists and developing your reading skills • applying literary theory • becoming a better writer • referencing an essay and avoiding plagiarism • researching online. Whether you are just thinking about taking English Literature to degree level, or needing help through your university course, Starting an English Literature Degree is the must-have companion.

Studies in Literature in English

This Anthology Of As Many As Twenty Essays Offers Us Critiques And Interpretations Of Mainstream British And American Literature, As Well As Addresses The Issue Of Studying Literature Vis-À-Vis Certain Theoretical And Emerging Perspectives ...

Studies in Literature in English

Author: Mohit Kumar Ray

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126905348

Page: 256

View: 178

This Anthology Of As Many As Twenty Essays Offers Us Critiques And Interpretations Of Mainstream British And American Literature, As Well As Addresses The Issue Of Studying Literature Vis-À-Vis Certain Theoretical And Emerging Perspectives Of Our Times.Apart From Fine Analyses Of And Sharp Insights Into British Literature Ranging From Chaucer To Wyatt And Shakespeare, Coleridge And Shelley To Conrad, E.M. Forster And D.H. Lawrence To T.S. Eliot, The Modernist Drama To Golding S Fictional World, We Get A Glimpse Of The Post-War American Scenario As Well; The Anthology Also Introduces Us To Some Of The Interesting Issues And Modern Critical Theories And Trends Which Are Emerging To Be Highly Relevant In Literary Study Today, Thus Reminding Us Once Again That Literature, Indeed, Can Never Be An Isolated Phenomenon.Students, Scholars And General Readers Of English Literature Will Find The Anthology Both Useful And Enjoyable.

The English Studies Book

Interdisciplinary in approach and highly flexible in its range of applications, this book provides students and teachers with a text which supports learning and teaching across the whole range of introductory courses in English language, ...

The English Studies Book

Author: Rob Pope

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415128667

Page: 417

View: 308

The English Studies Book is revolutionary in scope and design. It combines a critical dictionary, anthology and study guide and is designed specifically for students studying English Language and/or Literature at colleges and universities. Interdisciplinary in approach and highly flexible in its range of applications, this book provides students and teachers with a text which supports learning and teaching across the whole range of introductory courses in English language, literature and culture. Key features: * Entries on over 100 common critical, theoretical and linguistic terms, each one including a definition, critical application, activities, discussion and further reading * An anthology of diverse and provocative texts representing non-literary and modern media texts as well as poetry, prose and drama * Introductions to the major theoretical positions and practical guidance on how to apply them * An historical survey of 'English' as a university and college subject, including an overview of present practices and future prospects * A supporting website at Oxford Brookes, linked to the Routledge website

The Anatomy of Literary Studies Routledge Revivals

This reissue of Marjorie Boulton’s classic work will be of particular value to students studying English at university or those applying to a course who would like a fuller understanding of what it might entail.

The Anatomy of Literary Studies  Routledge Revivals

Author: Marjorie Boulton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317936167

Page: 198

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First published in 1980, The Anatomy of Literary Studies provides students of English Literature with a clearer understanding of the significance and scope of the subject and a comprehensive background to its study. It gives pointers towards intellectual integrity and advice on independent study, libraries, essay writing and examinations. This reissue of Marjorie Boulton’s classic work will be of particular value to students studying English at university or those applying to a course who would like a fuller understanding of what it might entail.

Teaching and Learning English Literature

This is an essential text for teachers of English Literature in universities and colleges worldwide. The Teaching & Learning in the Humanities series, edited by Ellie Chambers and Jan Parker, is for beginning and experienced lecturers.

Teaching and Learning English Literature

Author: Ellie Chambers

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847877230

Page: 240

View: 294

'It is scarcely possible to imagine a truly educated person who cannot read well. Yet it is not clear how or even if courses in literature actually work. How can teachers of English help students in their developmental journey toward becoming skillful readers and educated persons? This is the complex question that Chambers and Gregory address in Teaching and Learning English Literature. The authors consider practical matters such as course design and student assessment but do not shirk larger historical and theoretical issues. In a lucid and non-polemical fashion - and occasionally with welcome humor - Chambers and Gregory describe the what, why, and how of "doing" literature, often demonstrating the techniques they advocate. Veteran teachers will find the book rejuvenating, a stimulus to examining purposes and methods; beginning teachers may well find it indispensable' - Professor William Monroe, University of Houston 'The transatlantic cooperation of Ellie Chambers and Marshall Gregory has produced an outstanding book that ought to be on the shelves of anyone involved in the teaching of English Literature, as well as anyone engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning in general or in any discipline. As they say, "the teaching of English Literature plays a central role in human beings' search for meaning" although others in other disciplines may make this claim for theirs too. If so, they will still learn a great deal from this book; anyone looking for no more than a means of satisfying the demands of governments that look for simplistic quality measures and economic relevance, let them look elsewhere. This is a book for now and for all times' - Professor Lewis Elton, Visiting Professor, University of Manchester, Honorary Professor, University College London This is the third in the series Teaching and Learning the Humanities in Higher Education. The book is for beginning and experienced teachers of literature in higher education. The authors present a comprehensive overview of teaching English literature, from setting teaching goals and syllabus-planning through to a range of student assessment strategies and methods of course or teacher evaluation and improvement. Particular attention is paid to different teaching methods, from the traditional classroom to newer collaborative work, distance education and uses of electronic technologies. All this is set in the context of present-day circumstances and agendas to help academics and those in training become more informed and better teachers of their subject. The book includes: - how literature as a discipline is currently understood and constituted - what it means to study and learn the subject - what 'good teaching' is, with fewer resources for teaching, larger student numbers, an emphasis on 'user-pay' principles and vocationalism. This is an essential text for teachers of English Literature in universities and colleges worldwide. The Teaching & Learning in the Humanities series, edited by Ellie Chambers and Jan Parker, is for beginning and experienced lecturers. It deals with all aspects of teaching individual arts and humanities subjects in higher education. Experienced teachers offer authoritative suggestions on how to become critically reflective about discipline-specific practices.

English in Practice

This is a book about English Studies, aimed at all those who are taking English degrees, or teaching them.

English in Practice

Author: Peter Barry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340808863

Page: 213

View: 153

This is a book about English Studies, aimed at all those who are taking English degrees, or teaching them. It gives a detailed account of the core of the discipline - the close reading of texts, contexts, and intertexts. It also treats some of the major current issues within the discipline, such as the relationship between literature and history. It works through a series of fully developed applied examples, rather than by abstract exposition and exhortation. It is a reflective overview which constanlty exemplifies the practice it reflects upon.