Reading and Writing About Literature

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Author: Janet E. Gardner,Joanne Diaz

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319035365

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Far less expensive than comparable guides, Reading and Writing about Literature: A Portable Guide is an ideal supplement for writing courses where literature anthologies and individual literary works that lack writing instruction are assigned. This brief guide introduces strategies for reading literature, explains the writing process and common writing assignments for literature courses, provides instruction in writing about fiction, poetry, and drama, and includes coverage of writing a research paper as well as sections on literary criticism and theory. This volume in the popular Bedford/St. Martin's series of Portable Anthologies and Guides offers a trademark combination of high quality and great value.

Writing About Literature

A Portable Guide

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Author: Janet E. Gardner

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9780312474997

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

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Writing about Literature introduces strategies for reading literature, explains the writing process and common writing assignments for literature courses, provides instruction in writing about fiction, poetry, and drama, and includes coverage of writing a research paper and of literary criticism and theory. This volume in Bedford/St. Martin’s popular series of Portable Anthologies and Guides offers the series’ trademark combination of high quality and great value for teachers looking to assign supplementary instruction on reading and writing about literature to their students.

Reading and Writing about Literature

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Author: Phillip Sipiora

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780130279743

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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This user-friendly book identifies eight theoretical approaches to reading and writing about literature. Each chapter provides detailed discussions of how learners can use these traditional and contemporary approaches to enhance their ability to analyze, enjoy, and study literature. Chapter topics cover reader-response criticism, formalist criticism, ethical criticism, literature as civic argument, cultural criticism, feminist criticism, psychological criticism, deconstructive criticism, and the research essay. For individuals who enjoy literary texts, and want to write effectively about what they read.

Writing about literature

an anthology for reading and writing

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Author: Lynn Klamkin,Margot Livesey

Publisher: Harcourt School

ISBN: 9780030015083

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1012

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approaches to reading and writing about literature and film

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Author: Gilbert H. Muller,John Alfred Williams

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780072512908

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 169

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This brief guide introduces students to reading and writing about fiction, poetry, drama, and film; surveys major critical approaches to these genres; and illustrates the importance of understanding works in the context of time and culture.

Using Critical Theory

How to Read and Write About Literature

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Author: Lois Tyson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136645675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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Explaining both why theory is important and how to use it, Lois Tyson introduces beginning students of literature to this often daunting area in a friendly and approachable style. The new edition of this textbook is clearly structured with chapters based on major theories that students are expected to cover in their studies. Key features include: coverage of major theories including psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism, lesbian/gay/queer theories, postcolonial theory, African American theory, and a new chapter on New Criticism (formalism) practical demonstrations of how to use these theories on short literary works selected from canonical authors including William Faulkner and Alice Walker a new chapter on reader-response theory that shows students how to use their personal responses to literature while avoiding typical pitfalls new sections on cultural criticism for each chapter new ‘further practice’ and ‘further reading’ sections for each chapter a useful "next step" appendix that suggests additional literary titles for extra practice. Comprehensive, easy to use, and fully updated throughout, Using Critical Theory is the ideal first step for students beginning degrees in literature, composition and cultural studies.

Reading & Writing about Literature

Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and the Essay

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Author: Edward Proffitt

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: 9780155755260

Category: Academic writing

Page: 1030

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The Handbook for Reading and Writing about Literature

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Author: Mary Rohrberger,Robert Ficociello,Robert Bell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781403387059

Category: Criticism

Page: 184

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The purpose of this handbook is to make the paper-writing process logical, less painful, and easier for students and their instructors. Originally published decades ago and revised for this issue, the book aids students in using analytical skills to compose a thesis-oriented paper with substantial primary and secondary support. (Education/Teaching)

The Wrought Response

Reading and Writing about Literature

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Author: Ray Kytle,Juanita Lyons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic writing

Page: 243

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Writing about Literature - Second Edition

A Guide for the Student Critic

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Author: W.F. Garrett-Petts

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551117436

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Writing about Literature introduces students to critical reading and writing through a thorough and engaging discussion of the field, but also through exercises, interviews, exemplary student and scholarly essays, and visual material. It offers students an insider’s guide to the language, issues, approaches, styles, assumptions, and traditions that inform the writing of successful critical essays, and aims to make student writers a part of the world of professional literary criticism. Much of the discussion is structured around ways to analyze and respond to a single work, Stephen Crane’s story “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky.” This second edition is updated throughout and includes a new chapter on “Reading and Writing About Poetry”; the chapter uses Robert Kroetsch’s poem “This Part of the Country” as the unit of analysis and includes an interview with the poet about his process.

Literature + Myliteraturelab

An Introduction to Reading and Writing, Backpack Edition

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Author: Edgar V. Roberts,Robert Zweig

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780134035253

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1184

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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- The Backpack Edition of Roberts comprehensive anthology gives readers the same thorough coverage of writing about literature in a briefer and affordable format. It Includes complete coverage of writing about each element. Part I, is devoted to Reading, Responding to, and Writing about Literature. There is a thorough overview of the research process, including a full-length model research paper in Appendix I and MLA recommendations for documenting surces in Appendix II.

Writing about Literature with 2009 MLA Update

A Portable Guide

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Author: Janet E. Gardner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312607571

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates. Writing about Literature introduces strategies for reading literature, explains the writing process and common writing assignments for literature courses, provides instruction in writing about fiction, poetry, and drama, and includes coverage of writing a research paper and of literary criticism and theory. This volume in Bedford/St. Martin’s popular series of Portable Anthologies and Guides offers the series’ trademark combination of high quality and great value for teachers looking to assign supplementary instruction on reading and writing about literature to their students.

Understanding Literature

An Introduction to Reading and Writing

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Author: Judith Roof,Stephen Watt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618084920

Category: Psychology

Page: 2284

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Understanding Literature is an innovative anthology and technology package representing the next generation of literary pedagogy for introduction to literature and literature for composition courses. Built on a balanced foundation of canonical and nontraditional reading selections, this text includes discussions of the formal literary elements--and then goes a step further to integrate relevant and accessible coverage of contemporary criticism within each genre. This unique, integrated coverage of contemporary critical approaches (such as feminist theory, psychoanalytic theory, and postcolonial theory) offers students a richer, more engaging introduction to reading critically and writing about literature. Other anthologies offer minimal theoretical coverage in a separate chapter or appendix, typically sidestepping the larger issues the theories raise.The integrated technology package, complete with CD-ROM and accompanying web site, takes advantage of multimedia resources to enhance the study of literature with visual aids, audio and video files, additional primary and secondary texts, and other materials that help place literature within the broader contexts of history and culture. Engaging, creative table of contents balances familiar authors and literary works with more adventurous and diverse selections, exposing students to a broad range of literature and providing instructors with great flexibility in designing their courses.Critical Perspectives offer concise, insightful discussions of how literary and cultural theories are used to explore meaning in literature. Throughout the anthology casebooks, excerpts from classic and contemporary critical essays, and in-textdiscussions offer students accessible yet critical perspectives into how literary theory can facilitate a deeper understanding of literary texts. The fiction and drama sections feature brief in-text discussions and excerpts from literary critics. Critical Perspectives can also be used as a springboard for class discussion and writing.In-depth treatment of Featured Writers in each section allows more focused study of a single writer. This feature includes multiple reading selections showing the range of the writer' s work, more extensive biographical information, and additional materials on the CD-ROM and web site. Writers highlighted include James Baldwin, Virginia Woolf, Salman Rushdie, John Keats, Gwendolyn Brooks, Anne Sexton, and William Shakespeare.Two unique interdisciplinary chapters (The Beat Movement and Performative Poetics) focus on the spoken and performed aspects of literature. Coverage includes several works from key writers in both movements as well as discussions of how these movements use a mixture of media--language, film, jazz, photography, and art--to showcase their work and provide social and political commentary.Unique poetry casebooks allow students to explore certain themes or topics in depth, such as Poetry and Social Activism Between the Wars, Poetry, Trauma, and Testimony: Holocaust Verses, Postmodern Poetics, Chicano/a Poetry, and Native American Poetry.Emphasis on cultural perspectives reflects the increased desire to view the study of literature through the lens of culture. Reading selections, section introductions, questions for discussion, writing assignments, and other apparatus encourage students to view literature from differentcultural perspectives.Thorough coverage of reading and writing about literature shows students how to read each genre and craft effective essays. Annotated student papers serve as models of good student writing, and a separate section teaches students how to conduct research and incorporate other sources into their writing.An abundance of visual text--such as photos, art, and drawings--help students place literary works in broader contexts.

Literature

Reading and Writing with Critical Strategies

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Author: Steven Lynn

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1213

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Steven Lynn's ground—breaking Literature: Reading and Writing with Critical Strategies energizes literary study by demonstrating, step by step, how to use critical approaches to engage literary texts and evolve critical arguments. Plentiful examples demonstrate the process of thinking and writing about literature—progressing from a blank page to an insightful response and, ultimately, to a final essay —using a variety of critical theories as invention strategies. A richly diverse selection of classical and contemporary works —short stories, poems, and plays — is included.

The Prentice Hall Pocket Guide to Writing about Literature

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Author: Edward A. Shannon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130261601

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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For courses in Composition and Literature, Introduction to Literature, and Writing About Literature. This concise, spiral bound, easy-to-read book highlights the practical aspects of writing about literature while avoiding theoretical and interpretive discussion about the literature itself. It enables students to develop the necessary skills related to 1)reading and annotating, 2)the focus and development of an argument, 3)the organization of ideas (including introduction and conclusion), and 4)some mechanical issues regarding the use of primary and secondary sources in college essays.

Monstress 1

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Author: Marjorie Liu

Publisher: Cross Cult

ISBN: 395981058X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 190

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Die Welt der jungen Maika wird bedroht, als sie psychisch mit einem Monster von unglaublicher Macht verbunden wird. So gerät sie mitten in einen Krieg zwischen magischen Kreaturen und einem Orden von Zauberinnen, die die Kreaturen jagen und als Quelle ihrer Kräfte benutzen. Jugendstil-Steampunk trifft auf Manga in dieser brandneuen epischen Fantasy-Serie von X-Men- und Black Widow-Autorin Marjorie Liu und der japanischen Zeichnerin Sana Takeda (Venom, X-23). Liu wurde für Monstress für den Eisner-Award "Beste Autorin" nominiert.