Through a combination of interpretive literary criticism, art historical analysis and cultural and intellectual historiography, Kristin Phillips-Court offers detailed readings of individual plays juxtaposed with specific developments and achievements in the realm of painting. Revealing more than historical connections between artists and poets such as Giorgione and Tasso, Mantegna and Trissino, or Michelangelo and Caro, the author locates the history of Renaissance art and drama securely within the history of ideas.
Scotland: Global Cinema focuses on the explosion of filmmaking in Scotland in the 1990s and 2000s. It explores the various cinematic fantasies of Scotland created by contemporary filmmakers from all over the world who braved the weather to shoot in Scotla
The Common Core State Standards encourage teachers to use close reading as a means to help students access complex text. Many literacy experts believe close reading has the power to create strong, independent readers. But what does that really mean, and how does it work in the classroom?This book is your must-have guide to getting started! It provides step-by-step strategies and scaffolds for teaching close reading and improving students’ comprehension of complex texts. You will learn how to teach close reading based on text type, how to transition students through increasingly challenging texts, and how to use close reading as a springboard for close writes and close talks. Special Features: • An easy-to-use framework for creating a close reading lesson • Close reading strategies for a variety of literary and informational subgenres • Ideas for teaching close reading to meet specific comprehension objectives based on the Common Core, including analyzing text structure and evaluating argument • Suggestions for helping students read with increased levels of rigor • A clear explanation of what text complexity really means and how it varies by student • Scaffolds to help students at all ability levels do a close reading • Guidelines and procedures for close talks—purposeful, focused discussions about text • Procedures for close writes that vary based on genre and student ability level In addition, each chapter includes study guide questions to help you apply the ideas in the book to your own classroom. With this practical book, you will have all the tools you need to make close reading a reality!
Jake convinces Linda, Maria, and Cai to be in a band, but he can't sing or play an instrument. Jalissa, Jamal, Luke and Tia don't follow Brooke's instructions for a home-improvement project. How will Jake and Brooke handle these situations? Read this book to find out.
Light Motives undertakes a long overdue critical reassessment of German popular cinema, challenging the traditional view of German film history and offering new ways to think about popular cinema in general.
From popular histories through to reworkings of classical subject matter by contemporary poets, dramatists, and novelists, the classical world and the masterpieces of its literature continue to fascinate readers and audiences in a huge variety of media. In this Very Short Introduction, William Allan explores what the 'classics' are and why they continue to shape our Western concepts of literature. Presenting a range of material from both Greek and Latin literature, he illustrates the variety and sophistication of these works, and considers examples from all the major genres. Ideal for the general reader interested in works of classic literature, as well as students at A-Level and University, this is a lively and lucid guide to the major authors and literary forms of the ancient period. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
To read Illegal Woman is to straddle a vintage motorcycle behind a gorgeous young Gypsy woman and ride like hell through France in freewheeling 1965. It is a coming of age nostalgic trip that captures the excitement of empty-pocket, youthful travel. Circumstances force our suddenly broke writer, Kelly, to hitchhike from the French Riviera to Paris, where he hopes publishers checks await him at the American Express office. Six hundred miles and only a thumb, a pair of Keds and $30 to get him there. On the way Kelly catches the eye of a beautiful Gypsy, Kalina, who teaches him to travel by his wits alone. To be Gypsy. This is a spicy romp told with energy, passion and humor. The reader will enjoy a riveting ride through Gypsy camps, Gypsy culture, French history and American folk music. Hop on the bike with Kalina and Kelly and venture into the life of the Rom at your own risk. You wont want the ride to end.