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Studying Fiction

Author : Roy Johnson
ISBN : 0719033977
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This guide offers an introduction to the basic skills and intellectual tools required for making a study of fiction. It presents an explanation of the most common features of prose, using practical examples drawn from six short stories which are included as part of the study programme. The book is carefully structured in logical steps intended to lead the reader from attentive reading (to help produce a description of the piece), through analysis (inspecting, comparing and evaluating writing) to interpretation (making judgements on pieces of work and adopting different points of view). The overlapping of certain points and techniques is also explained and the book offers advice on spotting and analyzing specific writing techniques, gives practical advice on how to set about studying (keeping notes, organizing the page of work, drafting answers and so on) and offers self-assessment exercises and a detailed glossary. Under "Course Work", the book also suggests topics for discussion and essay topics for those using the book in a tutor-led setting.
Category: Literary Criticism

Studying Fiction

Author : Jessica Mason
ISBN : 0367150662
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Studying Fiction provides a clear rationale alongside ideas and methods for teaching literature in schools from a cognitive linguistic perspective. Written by experienced linguists, teachers and researchers, it offers an overview of recent studies on reading and the mind, providing a detailed guide to concepts such as attention, knowledge, empathy, immersion, authorial intention, characterisation and social justice. The book synthesises research from cognitive linguistics in an applied way so that teachers and those researching English in education can consider ways to approach literary reading in the classroom. Each chapter: draws on the latest research in cognitive stylistics and cognitive poetics discusses a range of ideas related to the whole experience of conceptualizing teaching fiction in the classroom and enacting it through practice provides activities and reflection exercises for the practitioner encourages engagement with important issues such as social justice, emotion and curriculum design Together with detailed suggestions for further reading and a guide to available resources, this is an essential guide for all secondary English teachers as well as those teaching and researching in primary and undergraduate phases.
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Studying A S Byatt S Fiction Is Like A Game

Author : Soraya HEIS RODRÍGUEZ
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Desde un punto de vista cuantitativo, los estudios culturales ocupan sin duda un espacio menor. Sin embargo, los tres artículos aquí presentados dan cuenta de la variedad de perspectivas posibles dentro de este apartado. No solo abarcan estos estudios diferentes géneros literarios, sino que recorren diferentes épocas históricas, desde el renacimiento hasta nuestros días. Así, destaca la recepción de la obra de Shakespeare adaptada a los principios estéticos del siglo XVIII español, la aparición de un problema tan actual como la violencia doméstica en el teatro y el cine de mediados del siglo XX o la vinculación de posicionamientos contraculturales de la generación Beat en la música de Bod Dylan. Todos estos estudios exploran, pues, la relación entre las prácticas culturales, la vida diaria y los contextos históricos en los que se producen. Como suele ser habitual, gran parte de las contribuciones presentadas en este volumen se centran en el estudio del aprendizaje del inglés como segunda lengua, una de las principales preocupaciones del sistema educativo español en estos momentos, tanto en la etapa preuniversitaria como universitaria. Es lógico, por tanto, que estos jóvenes investigadores muestren interés por un asunto que atañe a un elevado número de estudiantes en la sociedad actual. Los estudios van desde el análisis de libros de texto utilizados en la enseñanza del inglés, para comprobar si estos textos adoptan correctamente las cuatro destrezas básicas (listening, speaking, speaking, writing) al aprendizaje de la lengua desde el punto de vista de una aproximación comunicativa, hasta la relación de la prosodia y la utilización de audífonos por parte de personas sordas o la percepción que tienen los estudiantes de la pronunciación del inglés. Como se ve, problemas muy cercanos a la realidad pedagógica. Las contribuciones literarias se centran exclusivamente en autores del siglo XX (incluida una adaptación al Londres actual de una obra de Shakespeare), pero recorren todos los géneros literarios, así como el cine. En general, estos estudios se fijan en obras concretas y las analizan desde perspectivas culturales, sociológicas o psicológicas. Podemos encontrar autores consagrados, como Theodore Roethke y Ted Hughes o escritoras más localistas, como la canadiense Jeannette Armstrong, y sobresalen miradas postmodernistas, tanto en el ámbito de la novela como del cine. En definitiva, se trata de una selección de artículos altamente prometedora, que supone un claro desafío al futuro de los Estudios Ingleses. Por todo ello, hay que felicitar a todos los participantes y, sobre todo, a los editores de este volumen, que han demostrado una enorme capacidad de trabajo y entusiasmo.
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Four Years Of Novel Reading

Author : Richard Green Moulton
ISBN : MINN:31951002402532Q
Genre : English fiction
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Category: English fiction

Killer Fiction

Author : G. J. Schaefer
ISBN : 9781936239191
Genre : True Crime
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Including a foreword by a woman who once dated him, the perverse, violent stories, poetry, and fantastic scribblings of a man convicted in 1972 of murdering two women chart the killer's extreme pathology.
Category: True Crime

Studying Fiction

Author : JESSICA. GIOVANELLI MASON (MARCELLO.)
ISBN : 0367150646
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Studying Fiction provides a clear rationale alongside ideas and methods for teaching literature in schools from a cognitive linguistic perspective. Written by experienced linguists, teachers and researchers, it offers an overview of recent studies on reading and the mind, providing a detailed guide to concepts such as attention, knowledge, empathy, immersion, authorial intention, characterisation and social justice. The book synthesises research from cognitive linguistics in an applied way so that teachers and those researching English in education can consider ways to approach literary reading in the classroom. Each chapter: draws on the latest research in cognitive stylistics and cognitive poetics discusses a range of ideas related to the whole experience of conceptualizing teaching fiction in the classroom and enacting it through practice provides activities and reflection exercises for the practitioner encourages engagement with important issues such as social justice, emotion and curriculum design Together with detailed suggestions for further reading and a guide to available resources, this is an essential guide for all secondary English teachers as well as those teaching and researching in primary and undergraduate phases.
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Literary News

Author : L. Pylodet
ISBN : IOWA:31858045165135
Genre : American literature
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Literary News

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ISBN : MINN:31951000745957M
Genre : American literature
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Literary News

Author : Frederick Leypoldt
ISBN : UCAL:B2876106
Genre : American literature
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The Literary News

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105028010796
Genre : American literature
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Enlightenment And Political Fiction

Author : Cecilia Miller
ISBN : 9781317357018
Genre : History
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The easy accessibility of political fiction in the long eighteenth century made it possible for any reader or listener to enter into the intellectual debates of the time, as much of the core of modern political and economic theory was to be found first in the fiction, not the theory, of this age. Amusingly, many of these abstract ideas were presented for the first time in stories featuring less-than-gifted central characters. The five particular works of fiction examined here, which this book takes as embodying the core of the Enlightenment, focus more on the individual than on social group. Nevertheless, in these same works of fiction, this individual has responsibilities as well as rights—and these responsibilities and rights apply to every individual, across the board, regardless of social class, financial status, race, age, or gender. Unlike studies of the Enlightenment which focus only on theory and nonfiction, this study of fiction makes evident that there was a vibrant concern for the constructive as well as destructive aspects of emotion during the Enlightenment, rather than an exclusive concern for rationality.
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Reading Theories In Contemporary Fiction

Author : Lisa McNally
ISBN : 9781441190260
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Even after the upheavals wrought by Theory, literary criticism has generally ignored the act and experience of reading itself, proceeding as though something so fundamental to our experience of texts could be taken for granted. Reading Theories in Contemporary Fiction draws on deconstruction and the thought of Jacques Derrida to explore the ways in which contemporary fiction engages with reading, its power, the elusive nature of its experience and the failures of understanding inherent in it. Along the way, the book proceeds through close readings of such authors as J.M. Coetzee, David Mitchell, Toni Morrison and Philip Roth.
Category: Literary Criticism

Sylvia Plath S Fiction A Critical Study

Author : Luke Ferretter
ISBN : 9780748630752
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the first study devoted to Sylvia Plath's fiction. Plath wrote fiction throughout her life, in a wide variety of genres, including women's magazine romances, New Yorker stories, comedy, social criticism, autobiography, teenage fiction and science fiction. She wrote novels before and after The Bell Jar. Discussing all these novels and stories, and based on research in the three major archives of her work, this book is the complete study of Plath's fiction. The author analyses her influences as a fiction writer, the relationships between her poetry and fiction, the political views she expresses in her fiction, and devotes two chapters to the central concern of her novels and stories, the roles of women in contemporary society.
Category: Literary Criticism

Studying Comics And Graphic Novels

Author : Karin Kukkonen
ISBN : 9781118499917
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This introduction to studying comics and graphic novels is a structured guide to a popular topic. It deploys new cognitive methods of textual analysis and features activities and exercises throughout. Deploys novel cognitive approaches to analyze the importance of psychological and physical aspects of reader experience Carefully structured to build a sequenced, rounded introduction to the subject Includes study activities, writing exercises, and essay topics throughout Dedicated chapters cover popular sub-genres such as autobiography and literary adaptation
Category: Literary Criticism

Developing Response To Fiction

Author : Robert Protherough
ISBN : UCSC:32106007790345
Genre : Books and reading
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Enjoying Literature

Author : Arlene F. Marks
ISBN : 9781475807400
Genre : Education
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Literacy: Made for All is a classroom-ready, teacher-friendly resource for English and Writing teachers of Grades 9 through 12. Organized buffet style, it is designed to complement an existing English curriculum by providing a tested repertoire of strategies for teaching both writing skills and literary analysis techniques. Benefits and Features: tested and proven effective at all learning levels, from Remedial to Pre-AP provides complete lesson plans including reproducible materials can be implemented as is or modified to suit individual teaching styles and/or students' needs each skill, assignment or project begins by 'teaching the teacher', giving an inexperienced teacher the knowledge to provide effective instruction first time out and the confidence to modify and experiment thereafter comprised of 4 components -- reading, writing, literary analysis, and language study moves students from writing effectively to reading analytically (approaching text from the authoring point of view), a proven, highly successful methodology can turn any English course into a Literacy course extremely versatile and cost-effective can deepen an existing English course or complete the framework for a new one ENJOYING LITERATURE focuses on the close reading and analysis of prose fiction, poetry, and short nonfiction, and may be implemented alone or in tandem with STORY CRAFTING and/or WORDSMITHING.
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Studying Hinduism

Author : Sushil Mittal
ISBN : 9781134418299
Genre : Religion
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This book is an indispensable resource for students and researchers wishing to develop a deeper understanding of one of the world's oldest and most multifaceted religious traditions. Sushil Mittal and Gene Thursby, leading scholars in the field, have brought together a rich variety of perspectives which reflect the current lively state of the field. Studying Hinduism is the result of cooperative work by accomplished specialists in several fields that include anthropology, art, comparative literature, history, philosophy, religious studies, and sociology. Through these complementary and exciting approaches, students will gain a greater understanding of India's culture and traditions, to which Hinduism is integral. The book uses key critical terms and topics as points of entry into the subject, revealing that although Hinduism can be interpreted in sharply contrasting ways and set in widely varying contexts, it is endlessly fascinating and intriguing.
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A Study Of Prose Fiction

Author : Bliss Perry
ISBN : UOM:39015061865468
Genre : American fiction
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Category: American fiction