The Elements of Academic Style

Writing for the Humanities


Author: Eric Hayot

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231168012

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 9658

Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture issues, such as adhering to genre patterns for successful research and publishing and developing productive and rewarding writing habits, Hayot helps ambitious students, newly minted Ph.D.'s, and established professors shape their work and develop their voices. Hayot does more than explain the techniques of academic writing. He aims to adjust the writer’s perspective, encouraging scholars to think of themselves as makers and doers of important work. Scholarly writing can be frustrating and exhausting, yet also satisfying and crucial, and Hayot weaves these experiences, including his own trials and tribulations, into an ethos for scholars to draw on as they write. Combining psychological support with practical suggestions for composing introductions and conclusions, developing a schedule for writing, using notes and citations, and structuring paragraphs and essays, this guide to the elements of academic style does its part to rejuvenate scholarship and writing in the humanities.

The Future of Scholarly Writing

Critical Interventions


Author: Angelika Bammer,Ruth-Ellen Boetcher Joeres

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137505966

Category: Education

Page: 251

View: 4152

This stimulating collection is the first to take on the issue of form and what it means to the future of scholarly writing. A wide range of distinguished scholars from fields including law, literature, and anthropology shed light on the ways scholars can write for different publics and still adhere to the standards of quality scholarship.

Getting It Published

A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books, Third Edition


Author: William Germano

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022628154X

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 7714

For more than a decade, writers have turned to William Germano for his insider’s take on navigating the world of scholarly publishing. A professor, author, and thirty-year veteran of the book industry, Germano knows what editors want and what writers need to know to get their work published. Today there are more ways to publish than ever, and more challenges to traditional publishing. This ever-evolving landscape brings more confusion for authors trying to understand their options. The third edition of Getting It Published offers the clear, practicable guidance on choosing the best path to publication that has made it a trusted resource, now updated to include discussions of current best practices for submitting a proposal, of the advantages and drawbacks of digital publishing, and tips for authors publishing textbooks and in open-access environments. Germano argues that it’s not enough for authors to write well—they also need to write with an audience in mind. He provides valuable guidance on developing a compelling book proposal, finding the right publisher, evaluating a contract, negotiating the production process, and, finally, emerging as a published author. “This endlessly useful and expansive guide is every academic’s pocket Wikipedia: a timely, relevant, and ready resource on scholarly publishing, from the traditional monograph to the digital e-book. I regularly share it, teach it, and consult it myself, whenever I have a question on titling a chapter, securing a permission, or negotiating a contract. Professional advice simply does not get any savvier than this pitch-perfect manual on how to think like a publisher.”—Diana Fuss, Princeton University

Demystifying Dissertation Writing

A Streamlined Process from Choice of Topic to Final Text


Author: Peg Boyle Single

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579226868

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 8090

Research shows that five strategies correlate with the successful completion of a dissertation: Establishing a consistent writing routine Working with a support group Consulting your advisor Understanding your committee’s expectations Setting a realistic and timely schedule Building on these insights, this book is for anyone who needs help in preparing for, organizing, planning, scheduling, and writing the longest sustained writing project they have encountered, particularly if he or she is not receiving sufficient guidance about the process, but also for anyone looking to boost his or her writing productivity. The author uncovers much tacit knowledge, provides advice on working with dissertation advisors and committee members, presents proven techniques for the prewriting and writing stages of the dissertation, sets out a system for keeping on schedule, and advocates enlisting peer support. As Peg Boyle Single states, “my goal is quite simple and straightforward: for you to experience greater efficiency and enjoyment while writing. If you experience anxiety, blocking, impatience, perfectionism or procrastination when you write, then this system is for you. I want you to be able to complete your writing so that you can move on with the rest of your life.” Few scholars, let alone graduate students, have been taught habits of writing fluency and productivity. The writing skills imparted by this book will not only help the reader through the dissertation writing process, but will serve her or him in whatever career she or he embarks on, given the paramount importance of written communication, especially in the academy. This book presents a system of straightforward and proven techniques that are used by productive writers, and applies them to the dissertation process. In particular, it promotes the concept of writing networks – whether writing partners or groups – to ensure that writing does not become an isolated and tortured process, while not hiding the need for persistence and sustained effort. This book is intended for graduate students and their advisers in the social sciences, the humanities, and professional fields. It can further serve as a textbook for either informal writing groups led by students or for formal writing seminars offered by departments or graduate colleges. The techniques described will help new faculty advice their students more effectively and even achieve greater fluency in their own writing.

German for reading knowledge


Author: Hubert Jannach,Richard Alan Korb

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781413003703

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 328

View: 7447

Recognized as THE book for teaching academic reading skills, the fifth edition continues to introduce students in the humanities, arts, and social sciences to a basic knowledge of German that they can use independently to begin to read specialized literature in their respective fields.

Local Knowledges, Local Practices

Writing in the Disciplines at Cornell


Author: Jonathan Monroe

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822959618

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 5315

"After ten years of teaching, one contributor describes the impact her involvement in the writing program had on her career as "a massive paradigm shift: teaching centered not on what I knew, but what somebody else needed to know."

Tuesday Nights in 1980



Author: Molly Prentiss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384371455X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5151

New York, 1980: Energiegeladen, wild, im Aufbruch »Ein grandioser, tragischer, witziger Kunst- und Künstlerroman. Und eine Liebeserklärung an das New York der frühen Achtzigerjahre!" Annabelle James, Raul und Lucy wollen in New York berühmt werden. Die Kunstszene der Stadt ist im Umbruch, überall gibt es spontane Aktionen, Sprayer und Maler erobern das Stadtbild. Noch ist das Leben billig, sie müssen nur die richtigen Leute treffen. Ein paar tausend Kilometer südlich in Buenos Aires wird Rauls Schwester von der Militärjunta verfolgt. Als ihr kleiner Sohn in New York auftaucht, reißt er die drei aus ihrem Leben für die Kunst. Silvester 1979. Drei junge Künstler begegnen sich in New York auf einer Party, berauscht von Erwartungen an das neue Jahrzehnt. Sie sind Teil der schillernden Kunstszene und ein enges Trio. Sie leben zügellos, feiern die Kunst und hoffen auf den schnellen Ruhm. Raul ist ein leidenschaftlicher Maler, der vor der argentinischen Militärdiktatur nach New York geflohen ist. Er taucht ein in eine Welt der Kreativität und Freiheit. James ist der führende Kunstkritiker der Stadt. Seine Synästhesie ermöglicht es ihm, Gemälde körperlich zu verstehen. Und die Provinzschönheit Lucy ist nach New York gekommen, um all ihre Träume zu verwirklichen. Das Jahr 1980 wird für die drei zum Schicksalsjahr. Als Künstler und als Persönlichkeiten. Bis Rauls kleiner Neffe bei ihnen vor der Junta in Sicherheit gebracht wird. Plötzlich reicht es ihnen nicht mehr, sich dem Hunger nach Leben hinzugeben. »Das Buch ist ein Kunstwerk. Mit einer eindringlichen Geschichte und authentischer, fast fieberhafter Sprache.« The New York Times Book Review



Author: Mireille Ribière

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 1847601138

Category: Philosophy

Page: 79

View: 7825

This comprehensive presentation of Roland Barthes’s work tracks his intellectual evolution, with particular emphasis on those areas where his influence is felt most strongly today. Key stages in Barthes’s intellectual itinerary are discussed in seven core chapters: Mythologies; Semiology; New criticism; Structuralism; Reader writer and text; Pleasure, the body and the self; and Photography. In each chapter concepts are contextualised so that the reader may understand the issues debated during the period under scrutiny, and the strength and originality of Barthes’s contribution to those debates surrounding cultural forms. The successive shifts in Barthes’s thought are also carefully explained and highlighted to avoid any confusion in the readers mind between concepts or theories developed at different stages. Another three chapters (Barthes in perspective; Barthes’s legacy; and Paradox: a way of thinking) offer an overview of Barthes’s career and a general assessment of his place in the intellectual landscape of the last fifty years.

The Columbia Guide to Online Style


Author: Janice R. Walker,Todd W. Taylor

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231132107

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 6049

A clear and complete guide to bibliographic and footnoting style for citing on-line information fills a desperate need for coherent rules for these citations, as well as gives guidelines for formating documents for online preparation, and much more. Simultaneous. UP.




Author: David Lodge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548601359


Page: 308

View: 3929

Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten für Linguisten


Author: Björn Rothstein,Linda Stark

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 3823390309

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 87

View: 4381

Sie stehen gerade am Beginn Ihres sprachwissenschaftlichen Studiums? Besuchen die ersten Seminare, müssen die ersten Referate halten, Protokolle anfertigen und Ihnen steht die erste sprachwissenschaftliche Hausarbeit bevor? Dann ist dieses Büchlein ein wertvoller Begleiter für Sie. Es führt Sie in das wissenschaftliche Arbeiten der Sprachwissenschaft(en) ein und hilft Ihnen dabei, den Start in Ihr Studium zu meistern.




Author: Louise Erdrich

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841217133

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2601

»Es gibt kaum eine so gefühlvolle und zugleich scharfsinnige Autorin wie Louise Erdrich.« Anne Tyler. »Liebeszauber« ist die Geschichte der Kashpaws und der Lamartines, zweier Familien, deren Schicksal unauflösbar miteinander verknüpft ist. Sie sind Nachfahren der Ojibwe-Indianer und Überlebende einer rauen Welt. Zwischen Tradition und Moderne, Abenteuerlust und Heimatverbundenheit erzählen die einzelnen Familienmitglieder mal unerbittlich und düster, mal humorvoll und lakonisch ihre Geschichten. Eine Mischung, die Louise Erdrichs Debütroman „schon nach wenigen Seiten unwiderstehlich“ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) macht. »Nur die Schönheit dieses Romans rettet uns davor, von seiner gewaltige Kraft vollkommen erschüttert zu werden.« Toni Morrison

Writing the Academic Essay


Author: John Robert Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780675207379

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 419

View: 8268

Zu viel Glück

Zehn Erzählungen


Author: Alice Munro

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310403026X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8510

Nobelpreis für Literatur 2013 Zu viel oder zu wenig – für das Glück gibt es kein Maß, nie trifft man es richtig. Alice Munros Heldinnen und Helden geht es nicht anders, sie haben das Zuviel und Zuwenig erlebt: eine Balance ist nur schwer zu finden. Auf der Suche nach ihr macht Alice Munro ihre Leser zu Komplizen dieser spannenden Mission. »Ich bewundere Alice Munro. Ich bewundere die Direktheit ihres Erzählens, die Nüchternheit und Einfachheit ihrer Sprache. (...) Was für Geschichten, was für ein Werk!« Bernhard Schlink, Die Welt

... trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen

Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager


Author: Viktor E. Frankl

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 3641059038

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 7914

Mehrere Jahre musste der österreichische Psychologe Viktor E. Frankl in deutschen Konzentrationslagern verbringen. Doch trotz all des Leids, das er dort sah und erlebte, kam er zu dem Schluss, dass es selbst an Orten der größten Unmenschlichkeit möglich ist, einen Sinn im Leben zu sehen. Seine Erinnerungen, die er in diesem Buch festhielt und die über Jahrzehnte Millionen von Menschen bewegten, sollen weder Mitleid erregen noch Anklage erheben. Sie sollen Kraft zum Leben geben.


erfolgreich wissenschaftlich schreiben


Author: Roy Sommer

Publisher: PONS

ISBN: 3129400117


Page: 143

View: 559

English Studies: The State of the Discipline, Past, Present, and Future


Author: N. Gildea,H. Goodwyn,M. Kitching,H. Tyson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137478055

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 592

An accessible and wide-ranging consideration of concerns facing English Studies in its surrounding context of the university and society. The contributors to this volume seek to trace, in the face of current challenges, historical and contemporary debates surrounding English Studies.