Criticism

Practical Criticism

Author: John Peck,Martin Coyle

Publisher: MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333632253

Category: Criticism

Page: 216

View: 6864

Shows how to analyse poetry or prose and compile a critical essay.

How to Study a Novel

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349137839

Category:

Page: 218

View: 7692

Education

How to Begin Studying English Literature

Author: Nicholas Marsh,John Peck,Martin Coyle

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802605

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 3492

How to Begin Studying English Literature has established itself as one of the most successful and popular introductory student guides in the field. This fully revised and expanded third edition offers practical help and guidance. It shows the reader how to approach novels, plays and poems, and includes chapters on themes, characters, structure, style, irony and analysis. In addition, sections on writing essays, how to revise, and how to use the critics make this book an invaluable companion for anyone beginning to study English literature.
Literary Criticism

Teaching Ecocriticism and Green Cultural Studies

Author: G. Garrard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023035839X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

View: 2895

Ecocriticism is one of the most vibrant fields of cultural study today, and environmental issues are controversial and topical. This volume captures the excitement of green reading, reflects on its relationship to the modern academy, and provides practical guidance for dealing with global scale, interdisciplinarity, apathy and scepticism.
Literary Criticism

Literary Terms and Criticism

Author: John Peck,Martin Coyle

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780333962589

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

View: 2173

Literary Terms and Criticism has long been established as the best-selling guide to the study of English literature. It offers a comprehensive introduction to English poetry, drama and the novel, complete with practical advice and tips on how to analyse texts and how to make sense of the critical terms we employ in discussing literature. It is also the clearest and most useful of all guides to modern critical theory. There are entries on all aspects of critical thinking, ranging from traditional criticism through to postcolonialism and cultural materialism. This new edition also contains updated material, a revised further reading list and additional discussion of critical terms and approaches. In so doing, it remains the indispensable guide - providing you with the vital starting-point for whatever text you are studying, and giving you ideas you can draw on throughout your course.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Mastering the Language of Literature

Author: Malcolm Hebron

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9781403900777

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 4551

Mastering the Language of Literature provides students of English Literature with a clear guide to the linguistic analysis of literary texts. Drawing on modern linguistics and traditional approaches, it shows how the study of language provides valuable tools for literary criticism. Important linguistic concepts are explained, and there are sections on Phonology, Lexis and Syntax, supported by examples from a wide range of texts. The book complements and extends the traditional close reading approach of Practical Criticism, and introduces students to an exciting and fast-growing area of advanced literary studies.
Literary Criticism

A History of English Literature

Author: Michael Alexander

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137048948

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

View: 7997

A History of English Literature has received exceptional reviews. Tracing the development of one of the world's richest literatures from the Old English period through to the present day, the narrative discusses a wide range of key authors but never loses its clarity or verve. Building on the book's established reputation and success, the third edition has been revised and updated throughout. It now provides a full final chapter on the contemporary scene, with more on genres and the impact of globalization. Features of this best-selling book include: • a helpful overview of each chapter • boxed biographies of authors, and tables of publications and historical events • on-page definitions of important terms and concepts • suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter to aid study • portraits of authors, illustrations, maps and an index. A History of English Literature remains the essential companion for anyone wishing to follow the unfolding of writing in England from its beginnings. It is ideal for those who know a few landmark texts, but little of the literary landscape that surrounds them; those who want to know what English literature consists of; and those who simply want to read its fascinating story.
Education

The Humanities "Crisis" and the Future of Literary Studies

Author: P. Jay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137398035

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 822

Demonstrating that the supposed drawbacks of the humanities are in fact their source of practical value, Jay explores current debates about the role of the humanities in higher education, puts them in historical context, and offers humanists and their supporters concrete ways to explain the practical value of a contemporary humanities education.
Criticism

Mastering Practical Criticism

Author: Lindy Miller

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333802700

Category: Criticism

Page: 274

View: 1070

Provides guidance necessary to understand and master the skills of critical appreciation. Addresses each skill and takes reader through each stage of the literary critical process. Also includes sample questions and worked examples.
Literary Criticism

The Shakespearean Dramaturg

A Theoretical and Practical Guide

Author: A. Hartley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403981027

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

View: 8631

This book marries a theoretical analysis of the issues underlying the role of the dramaturg with a thorough sense of the material conditions of theatrical production, from script editing and rehearsal room interactions to the preparation of programme notes and audience lectures. Central to the project is a notion of authority defined not by text or author, but by the theatre itself. The result is a guide for the prospective dramaturg which also provides for the more general reader a unique case study of the nexus between the methods and assumptions of literary criticism and those of practical theatre.
Criticism

How to Study a Jane Austen Novel

Author: Vivien Jones

Publisher: MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333670743

Category: Criticism

Page: 173

View: 3293

Organising a critical response and how to analyse and write an essay as well as understand how irony, style and moral patterning.
Religion

Freedom and Limit

A Dialogue between Literature and Christian Doctrine

Author: P. Fiddes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230389821

Category: Religion

Page: 269

View: 2928

If imagination is understood to be a human response to the self-revelation of God, what practical results might this have for the work both of literary criticism and theology? Both theologians and creative writers find human existence to be characterised by basic tension between freedom and limit, which accounts for a sense of 'fallenness', and which a dialogue between literature and Christian doctrine can do much to illuminate. Such a dialogue is worked out in studies of the poetry of William Blake and Gerard Manley Hopkins, and the novels of D.H. Lawrence, Iris Murdoch and William Golding.
Literary Criticism

Literary Geographies

Narrative Space in Let The Great World Spin

Author: S. Hones

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137413131

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

View: 6495

Combining literary analysis with a practical introduction to interdisciplinary literary geography, Literary Geograp hie s examines key elements of Colum McCann's 2009 novel, Let the Great World Spi n . Hones examines concepts such as narrative space, literary and academic collaboration, and the geographies of creation, production, and reception.
Literary Criticism

Breeding and Eugenics in the American Literary Imagination

Heredity Rules in the Twentieth Century

Author: Ewa Barbara Luczak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137545798

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

View: 2639

A disturbing but ultimately discredited strain in American thought, eugenics was a crucial ideological force in the early twentieth century. Luczak investigates the work of writers like Jack London and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, to consider the impact of eugenic racial discourse on American literary production from 1900-1940.
Literary Criticism

Introducing Literary Criticism

A Graphic Guide

Author: Owen Holland

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848319053

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 6440

From Plato to Virginia Woolf, Structuralism to Practical Criticism, Introducing Literary Criticism charts the history and development of literary criticism into a rich and complex discipline. Tackling disputes over the value and meaning of literature, and exploring theoretical and practical approaches, this unique illustrated guide will help readers of all levels to get more out of their reading.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Discourse Analysis as Social Critique

Discursive and Non-Discursive Realities in Critical Social Research

Author: Benno Herzog

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137569085

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 203

View: 9410

divThis book presents post-Marxist theoretical approaches towards social critique and offers discourse analytical tools for critical research. How is a normative critique possible? The author, working at the crossroads of sociological discourse analysis and social philosophy, answers this question and others to show how empirical discourse research can be used to develop normative critique of societies. Divided into three major sections, Herzog introduces the reader to the theoretical approaches to critique, provides tools for normative evaluations of social structures, and finally offers practical examples of theoretical concepts. The book will be of interest to those working in the fields and subfields of discourse analysis, poststructuralism, hegemony theory, cultural political economy and critical theory, with an interdisciplinary orientation.“/div>

Practical Criticism

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349136883

Category:

Page: 232

View: 5520

Literary Criticism

Living With a Writer

Author: D. Salwak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137079983

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

View: 3522

Living With A Writer brings together a group of prestigious contributors to discuss the writing lives of contemporary poets, novelists, critics, dramatists, editors and collaborators. What are the practical considerations of being a writer? What are the household dynamics? How do the circumstances contribute to the work? What does it tell us about the creative process? The book features pieces from well-known authors and partners in famous literary relationships, including John Bayley, Amanda Craig, Nadine Gordimer, Ann Thwaite, Paul Theroux and John Updike.
Literary Criticism

Literature, Belief and Knowledge in Early Modern England

Knowing Faith

Author: Subha Mukherji,Tim Stuart-Buttle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319713590

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 7500

The primary aim of Knowing Faith is to uncover the intervention of literary texts and approaches in a wider conversation about religious knowledge: why we need it, how to get there, where to stop, and how to recognise it once it has been attained. Its relative freedom from specialised disciplinary investments allows a literary lens to bring into focus the relatively elusive strands of thinking about belief, knowledge and salvation, probing the particulars of affect implicit in the generalities of doctrine. The essays in this volume collectively probe the dynamic between literary form, religious faith and the process, psychology and ethics of knowing in early modern England. Addressing both the poetics of theological texts and literary treatments of theological matter, they stretch from the Reformation to the early Enlightenment, and cover a variety of themes ranging across religious hermeneutics, rhetoric and controversy, the role of the senses, and the entanglement of justice, ethics and practical theology. The book should appeal to scholars of early modern literature and culture, theologians and historians of religion, and general readers with a broad interest in Renaissance cultures of knowing.
Education

Write it Right

A Handbook for Students

Author: Dr John Peck,Martin Coyle

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230367976

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 7534

Feedback from users of the Student's Guide to Writing suggested that some students find it hard to make time to read a book from cover to cover, and need a quick, problem-solving approach to improving their writing. This is what is offered in Peck and Coyle's new book Write it Right. Write it Right offers advice in short 'modules' which target particular tasks (such as applications or essays) or common problems (like punctuation). It will be ideal for students who are short of time, but nevertheless want to improve their writing.