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Literary Studies

A Practical Guide
Author: Tison Pugh,Margaret E. Johnson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317929411
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 336
View: 2011
Literary Studies: A Practical Guide provides a comprehensive foundation for the study of English, American, and world literatures, giving students the critical skills they need to best develop and apply their knowledge. Designed for use in a range of literature courses, it begins by outlining the history of literary movements, enabling students to contextualize a given work within its cultural and historical moment. Specific focus is then given to the use of literary theory and the analysis of: Poetry Prose fiction and novels Plays Films. A detailed unit provides clear and concise introductions to literary criticism and theory, encouraging students to nurture their unique insights into a range of texts with these critical tools. Finally, students are guided through the process of generating ideas for essays, considering the role of secondary criticism in their writing, and formulating literary arguments. This practical volume is an invaluable resource for students, providing them with the tools to succeed in any English course.

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Feminist Literary Studies

An Introduction
Author: K. K. Ruthven
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521398527
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 152
View: 1790
The rise of feminism is undeniably one of the major events in the development of literary criticism this century. Feminist approaches have pushed forward both the theory of literary criticism and the understanding of individual works of literature. K. K. Ruthven's lucid introduction to the subject offers a broad survey, looking at the impact of Marxism, structuralism, and post-structuralism on feminist critical practice; the argument that literary language has been shaped by masculine bias; and feminist claims for distinctive styles and traditions of women's writing. As a lively contribution written by a man to a highly controversial topic dominated by women, K. K. Ruthven's study is original and even provocative, but above all serves as a valuably clear and sympathetic guide to the complexities of an important issue in modern literary studies.

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An Introduction to Literary Studies


Author: Mario Klarer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135084785
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 240
View: 755
In this classic beginner's guide to English literature, Mario Klarer offers a concise and accessible discussion of central issues in the study of literary texts, looking at: definitions of key terms such as literature and text the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and film periods and classifications of literature theoretical approaches to texts the use of secondary resources guidelines for writing research essays The new and expanded edition is fully updated to include: a wider range of textual examples from world literature additional references to contemporary cinema, a section on comparative literature an extended survey of literary periods and genres recent changes in MLA guidelines information on state-of-the-art citation management software the use and abuse of online resources. The book also features suggestions for further reading as well as an extensive glossary of key terms.


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Reconstruction in Literary Studies

An Informalist Approach
Author: B. Vescio
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113742883X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 251
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Pointing the way toward a revitalized future for the study of literature, Reconstruction in Literary Studies draws on philosophical pragmatism to justify the academic study of literature. In turn, Vescio connects the changing field to its social function as an institution.

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A Manifesto for Literary Studies


Author: Marjorie Garber
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295804270
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 80
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"A Manifesto for Literary Studies," writes Marjorie Garber, �is an attempt to remind us of the specificity of what it means to ask literary questions, and the pleasure of thinking through and with literature. It is a manifesto in the sense that it invites strong declarations and big ideas, rather than impeccable small contributions to edifices long under construction.� Known for her timely challenges to the preconceptions and often unquestioned boundaries that circumscribe our culture, Garber�s beautifully crafted arguments situate �big public questions of intellectual importance� - such as human nature and historical correctness - within the practice of literary historians and critics. This manifesto revives the ancient craft whose ultimate focus is language in action. In this book, Garber passionately states that �the future importance of literary studies - and, if we care about such things, its intellectual and cultural prestige both among the other disciplines and in the world - will come from taking risks, and not from playing it safe.�

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A Companion to American Literary Studies


Author: Caroline F. Levander
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119062519
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 592
View: 2136
A Companion to American Literary Studies addresses the most provocative questions, subjects, and issues animating the field. Essays provide readers with the knowledge and conceptual tools for understanding American literary studies as it is practiced today, and chart new directions for the future of the subject. Offers up-to-date accounts of major new critical approaches to American literary studies Presents state-of-the-art essays on a full range of topics central to the field Essays explore critical and institutional genealogies of the field, increasingly diverse conceptions of American literary study, and unprecedented material changes such as the digital revolution A unique anthology in the field, and an essential resource for libraries, faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates

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A Companion to Digital Literary Studies


Author: Ray Siemens,Susan Schreibman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118508831
Category: Social Science
Page: 640
View: 2820
This Companion offers an extensive examination of how new technologies are changing the nature of literary studies, from scholarly editing and literary criticism, to interactive fiction and immersive environments. A complete overview exploring the application of computing in literary studies Includes the seminal writings from the field Focuses on methods and perspectives, new genres, formatting issues, and best practices for digital preservation Explores the new genres of hypertext literature, installations, gaming, and web blogs The Appendix serves as an annotated bibliography

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Hypermedia and Literary Studies


Author: Paul Delany,George P. Landow
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262540735
Category: Computers
Page: 351
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Consider a work from Shakespeare. Imagine, as you read it, being able to call up instantly the Elizabethan usage of a particular word, variant texts for any part of the work, critical commentary, historically relevant facts, or oral interpretations by different sets of actors. This is the sort of richly interconnected, immediately accessible literary universe that can be created by hypertext (electronically linked texts) and hypermedia (the extension of linkages to visual and aural material).The essays in Hypermedia and Literary Studies discuss the theoretical and practical opportunities and challenges posed by the convergence of hypermedia systems and traditional written texts. They range from the theory and design of literary hypermedia to reports of actual hypermedia projects from secondary school to university and from educational and scholarly to creative applications in poetry and fiction.George P. Landow is Professor of English and Art at Brown University. Paul Delany is Professor of English at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada.Contents. Hypertext, Hypermedia, and Literary Studies. Theory. Reading and Writing the Electronic Book. From Electronic Books to Electronic Libraries: Revisiting "Reading and Writing the Electronic Book." The Rhetoric of Hypermedia: Some Rules for Authors. Topographic Writing: Hypertext and the Electronic Writing Space. Reading from the Map: Metonymy and Metaphor in the Fiction of "Forking Paths." Poem Descending a Staircase: Hypertext and the Simultaneity of Experience. Reading Hypertext: Order and Coherence in a New Medium. Threnody: Psychoanalytic Digressions on the Subject of Hypertexts. Applications. Biblical Studies and Hypertext. Ancient Materials, Modern Media: Shaping the Study of Classics with Hypertext. Linking Together Books: Adapting Published Material into Intermedia Documents. The Shakespeare Project. The Emblematic Hyperbook. HyperCard Stacks for Fielding's Joseph Andrews: Issues of Design and Content. Hypertext for the PC: The Rub�n Dario Project. Hypermedia in Schools.

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The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies


Author: Neil Lazarus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521534185
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 301
View: 5236
The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies, first published in 2004, offers a lucid introduction and overview of one of the most important strands in recent literary theory and cultural studies. The volume aims to introduce readers to key concepts, methods, theories, thematic concerns, and contemporary debates in the field. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, contributors explain the impact of history, sociology and philosophy on the study of postcolonial literatures and cultures. Topics examined include everything from anti-colonial nationalism and decolonisation to globalisation, migration flows, and the 'brain drain' which constitute the past and present of 'the postcolonial condition'. The volume also pays attention to the sociological and ideological conditions surrounding the emergence of postcolonial literary studies as an academic field in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Companion turns an authoritative, engaged and discriminating lens on postcolonial literary studies.

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Stanley Cavell and Literary Studies

Consequences of Skepticism
Author: Richard Eldridge,Bernard Rhie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441129863
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
View: 3925
Arguably no other living philosopher has done as much as Stanley Cavell to show the common cause shared by literature and philosophy. Stanley Cavell and Literary Studies is not only timely but, indeed, long past due. As the discipline of literary studies struggles to move beyond the suspicious skepticisms and anti-humanisms that have dominated the field, but without lapsing into sentimentality and naïveté, Cavell's writings and ideas will only become more pertinent.

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Pragmatism and Literary Studies


Author: Winfried Fluck
Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag
ISBN: 9783823341697
Category: Culture
Page: 380
View: 5519

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The computer and literary studies


Author: A. J. Aitken,Richard W. Bailey,N. Hamilton-Smith,University of Edinburgh. Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 369
View: 356

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The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies


Author: Lisa Zunshine
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199978069
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 656
View: 2091
The Oxford handbook of cognitive literary studies' applies developments in cognitive science to a wide range of literary texts that span multiple historical periods and numerous national literary traditions. The volume is divided into five parts: (1) Narrative, History, Imagination; (2) Emotions and Empathy; (3) The New Unconscious; (4) Empirical and Qualitative Studies of Literature; and (5) Cognitive Theory and Literary Experience. Most notably, the volume features case studies representing not just North American and British literary traditions, but also Argentinian (Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortazar), Chinese (Cao Xueqin), Colombian (Garcia Marquez), Dominican (Junot Diaz), German (Theodore Fontane), French (Marcel Proust, Gustave Flaubert), Indian (Mirabai, Rabindranath Tagore, Kamala Markandaya, Mani Ratnam, Tito Mukhopadhyay), Mexican (Fernando del Paso), Polish (Krystof Kieslowski), Puerto Rican (Giannina Braschi), Russian (Lev Tolstoi), South African (J.M. Coetzee), and Spanish (Leopoldo Alas). Moreover, the volume will cover a variety of periods (e.g.,0.

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Literary Studies in Action


Author: Alan Durant,Nigel Fabb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134971281
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
View: 1659
`This is a textbook for the times, which addresses itself brilliantly to the twin phenomena of expanding horizons and diminishing resources of English studies.' - David Lodge

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Masculinities and Literary Studies

Intersections and New Directions
Author: Josep M. Armengol,Marta Bosch Vilarrubias,Àngels Carabí,Teresa Requena
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351862952
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 5349
As more and more work is being done in the name of the ever-growing field of study of literary representations of masculinities, it seems timely to not only review its development and main contributions to the larger field of masculinity studies, but also to look at its latest advances and new directions. These are precisely the two main aims of Masculinities and Literary Studies, which seeks to explore the conjunction between these two fields while exploring some of the latest developments and new directions resulting from such intersections. If much of the existing masculinity scholarship has traditionally been grounded in a specific discipline, this volume also seeks to provide an innovative methodological approach to the subject of literary masculinities by proving the applicability of the latest interdisciplinary masculinity scholarship - namely, sociology, social work, psychology, economics, political science, ecology, etc. - to the literary analysis, thus crossing the traditional boundary between the Social Sciences and the Humanities in new and profound ways. Presenting the latest advances in masculinity scholarship, this interdisciplinary book will appeal to gender and masculinity scholars from a wide variety of fields, including sociology and social work, psychology, philosophy, political science, and cultural and literary studies.

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Postcolonial Literary Studies

The First Thirty Years
Author: Robert P. Marzec
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421400189
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 492
View: 5869
Internationally recognized for its superior scholarship, Modern Fiction Studies was one of the first journals to publish articles on postcolonial studies. Since postcolonialism's inception, scholars have defined, clarified, and enriched its conceptions and theoretical development in the pages of MFS. This anthology collects the best and most important articles on postcolonial literary studies published in MFS in the past thirty years. Postcolonial Literary Studies brings together groundbreaking scholarship focusing on significant works of fiction by such writers as Chinua Achebe, J. M. Coetzee, Jamaica Kincaid, V. S. Naipaul, Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie, Bapsi Sidhwa, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, and more. The essays feature ideas that helped shape the discipline from its earliest stages to the present and represent some of the finest examples of literary, theoretical, historical, and cultural criticism. With its focus on literary figures and texts, rather than solely on theory, this volume fills a significant gap in the fields of postcolonialism, global studies, and literary criticism in general. This rich collection of essays by the field’s leading scholars will prove indispensable to instructors and students across a broad spectrum of humanistic studies. It not only highlights the development and transformation of postcolonial literary study but also, by mapping out new directions of study, considers its continual significance and expansion.

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Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies


Author: Gaetana Marrone,Paolo Puppa
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135455295
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 1504
View: 3266
The Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies is a two-volume reference book containing some 600 entries on all aspects of Italian literary culture. It includes analytical essays on authors and works, from the most important figures of Italian literature to little known authors and works that are influential to the field. The Encyclopedia is distinguished by substantial articles on critics, themes, genres, schools, historical surveys, and other topics related to the overall subject of Italian literary studies. The Encyclopedia also includes writers and subjects of contemporary interest, such as those relating to journalism, film, media, children's literature, food and vernacular literatures. Entries consist of an essay on the topic and a bibliographic portion listing works for further reading, and, in the case of entries on individuals, a brief biographical paragraph and list of works by the person. It will be useful to people without specialized knowledge of Italian literature as well as to scholars.

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Directions in Empirical Literary Studies

In Honor of Willie Van Peer
Author: Sonia Zyngier
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027233370
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 357
View: 5525
Directions in Empirical Literary Studies is on the cutting edge of empirical studies and is a much needed volume. It both widens the scope of empirical studies and looks at them from an intercultural perspective by bringing together renowned scholars from the fields of philosophy, sociology, psychology, linguistics and literature, all focusing on how empirical studies have impacted these different areas. Theoretical issues are discussed and solid methods are presented. Some chapters also show the relation between empirical studies and new technology, examining developments in computer science and corpus linguistics. This book takes a global perspective, with contributors from many different countries, both senior and junior researchers. Broad in scope and interdisciplinary in nature, it contributes with the state-of-the-art developments in the field.

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The English Handbook

A Guide to Literary Studies
Author: William Whitla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444307917
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 360
View: 8408
The English Handbook: A Guide to Literary Studies is a comprehensive textbook, providing essential practical and analytical reading and writing skills for literature students at all levels. With advice and information on fundamental methods of literary analysis and research, Whitla equips students with the knowledge and tools essential for advanced literary study. Includes traditional close reading strategies integrated with newer critical theory, ranging from gender and genre to post-structuralism and post-colonialism; with examples from Beowulf to Atwood, folk ballads to Fugard, and Christopher Marlowe to Conrad’s Marlow Draws on a wide range of resources, from print to contemporary electronic media Supplies a companion website with chapter summaries, charts, examples, web links, and suggestions for further study