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Essaying The Past

Author : Jim Cullen
ISBN : 9781444356779
Genre : History
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Part research manual, part study guide, and part introduction to the study of history, Essaying the Past is a complete resource for high school, college, and graduate level students. Jim Cullen guides the reader through the nuts and bolts of producing good historical prose, discussing key strategies such as framing questions, developing a strong introduction and topic sentences, choosing good evidence, and the important role of revision. Beginning with a survey of the field, this book offers useful insight into how to read and understand a wide variety of historical sources, as well as providing an introduction to historiography, helpful tips for conducting research, and a discussion of what it means to think and read analytically. Cullen also offers a set of appendices that cover the major issues facing students of history today, among them the dangers of plagiarism, the role of the Internet, and the need for correctly annotated and formatted footnotes and bibliographies.
Category: History

A Short History Of The Modern Media

Author : Jim Cullen
ISBN : 9781118607763
Genre : History
File Size : 78.5 MB
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A Short History of the Modern Media presents a concise history of the major media of the last 150 years, including print, stage, film, radio, television, sound recording, and the Internet. Offers a compact, teaching-friendly presentation of the history of mass media Features a discussion of works in popular culture that are well-known and easily available Presents a history of modern media that is strongly interdisciplinary in nature
Category: History

Democratic Empire

Author : Jim Cullen
ISBN : 9781119027362
Genre : History
File Size : 57.31 MB
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A brief survey of U.S. history since the end of World War II, focusing on popular beliefs, fears, and hopes that have shaped American culture and history over the last eight decades. Explores the ways in which the American people’s perceptions of power were as significant as the realities of that power, and how popular beliefs shaped the events of post-WWII America Gives particular attention to mass media, the fine arts, and intellectual currents, exploring their role in American society Features “Culture Watch” chapter sidebars, which help students delve into particular classic works of American culture Intermixes political and social history along with cultural history to provide a comprehensive narrative
Category: History

Essaying Shakespeare

Author : Karen Newman
ISBN : 9780816655892
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For more than twenty-five years, Karen Newman has brought her critical acumen tobear on early modern studies. In this collection of her essays on Shakespeare--some acknowledged classics and others never before published--Newman shows howchanging theoretical trends have shaped Shakespeare studies, from new historicism and gender studies to critical race studies and globalization.
Category: Literary Criticism

Essaying Montaigne

Author : John O'Neill
ISBN : 0853239967
Genre : History
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John O'Neill reads Montaigne's 'Essays' from the principle of friendship as a communicative and pedagogical practice in society, literature and politics. He shows how subjectivity is shaken by its internal weakness once we move inside the structure of domination in politics, gender and race.
Category: History

Re Inventing The Past

Author : Gary Ferguson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123573177
Genre : European literature
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Category: European literature

On The Familiar Essay

Author : G. Atkins
ISBN : 9780230101241
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Rooted in close reading of texts, including the essays of E.B. White, this comprehensive assessment of the oft-slighted subform of the literary essay situates the familiar at the heart of the essay as form.
Category: Literary Criticism

Conversant Essays

Author : James McCorkle
ISBN : 0814321003
Genre : Poetry
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Category: Poetry

Occasional Desire

Author : David Lazar
ISBN : 9781496209566
Genre : Literary Collections
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In his new collection of essays, Occasional Desire, David Lazar meditates on random violence and vanished phone booths, on the excessive relationship to jewelry that links Kobe Bryant and Elizabeth Taylor, on Hitchcock, Francis Bacon, and M. F. K. Fisher. He explores, in his concentrically self-aware, amused, and ironic voice, what it means to be occasionally aware that we are surviving by our wits, and that our desires, ulterior or obvious, are what keep us alive. Lazar also turns his attention on the essay itself, affording us a three-dimensional look at the craft and the art of reading and writing a literary form that maps the world as it charts the peregrinations of the mind. Lazar is especially interested in the trappings of memory, the trapdoors of memory, the way we gild or codify, select, soften, and self-delude ourselves based on our understanding of the past. His own process of selection and reflection reminds us of how far this literary form can take us, bound only by the limits of desire and imagination.
Category: Literary Collections