Current Perspectives on Literary Reading

Current Perspectives on Literary Reading

This collection aims to provide answers regarding what the most recent trends are in research in literary reading.

Author: Dari Escandell

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027261847

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

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This collection aims to provide answers regarding what the most recent trends are in research in literary reading. Based on that premise, it contains a rigorously selected and varied roster of investigations that focus on presenting and attempting to interpret and understand the most recent literary trends or tendencies, as well as the reasons for the propensities they create among the masses of young and adult readers. This selection of texts in English, Catalan and Spanish will give the reading specialist an idea of where today’s trends are headed, and how they point towards the formation of a new paradigm in matters of literature.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Kittler Now

Kittler Now

This is the only book of essays currently available in English on an important thinker whose influence across disciplines is growing.

Author: Stephen Sale

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745676340

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Friedrich Kittler was one of the world’s most influential,provocative and misunderstood media theorists. His work spansanalyses of historical ‘discourse networks’ inspired byFrench poststructuralism, influential theorizations of new media,through to musings on music and mathematics. Always controversialand relentlessly unpredictable, Kittler’s work is a majorreference point for contemporary media theory, literary criticismand cultural studies. This is the only book of essays currently available in Englishon an important thinker whose influence across disciplines isgrowing. The volume situates Kittler’s ideas, explaining andcritiquing his sometimes difficult writing, and using his theoriesto undertake innovative readings of old and new media. It alsoincludes previously untranslated work by Kittler himself.Contributors include Caroline Bassett, Steven Connor, Alexander R.Galloway, Mark B. Hansen, John Durham Peters and GeoffreyWinthrop-Young.
Categories: Social Science

The Comparative Perspective on Literature

The Comparative Perspective on Literature

The volume editors, Clayton Koelb and Susan Noakes, have included essays that address the scope and concerns of comparative literature today, historical and international contexts of the field, and the relationship of literary criticism to ...

Author: Clayton Koelb

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501743986

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

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Few would deny that comparative literature is rapidly moving from the periphery toward the center of literary studies in North America, but many are still unsure just what it is. The Comparative Perspective on Literature shows by means of twenty-two exemplary essays by many of the most distinguished scholars in the field how comparative literature as a discipline is conceived of and practiced in the 1980s. Nearly all of them published here for the first time, the essays discuss and themselves reflect significant changes at the core of the field as well as evolving notions as to what comparative literature is and should be. The volume editors, Clayton Koelb and Susan Noakes, have included essays that address the scope and concerns of comparative literature today, historical and international contexts of the field, and the relationship of literary criticism to other disciplines, as well as affording comparative perspectives on current critical issues.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Current Perspectives in Indian English Literature

Current Perspectives in Indian English Literature

... as K . R . Srinivas Iyenger clarifies , “ Bhajans and Harikatha mix religion and
politics freely and often purposefully , the reading of a newspaper became as
serious a discipline as the reverent reading of the Gita and handspinning is
elevated ...

Author: Gauri Shankar Jha

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126906227

Category: Indic fiction (English)

Page: 202

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Indian Writing In English Has Undoubtedly Acquired Its Own Independent Identity; It No More Remains Mere Imitative And Derivative. Its Long Journey From Colonial To Post-Colonial, From Imperial To Democratic And From English To Hinglish Forms A Remarkable Chapter In The History Of World Literature. Tagore Earned The First Recognition And Naipaul Is The Recent Laureate. In Between These Nobel Laureates Came A Number Of Writers Whose Work Earned Worldwide Appreciation.The Present Book Is An Attempt To Present The Different Genres Of Indian Writing In English. It Aims At Tracing Its Distinctive Features, Such As Cultural Alienation, Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism Etc. While Nehru Has Furnished The Best English To The Globe, Amitav Ghosh, Shashi Tharoor, Arundhati Roy, Shiv K. Kumar And Dattani Have Stirred The West With Their Great Works. The Works Of These Renowned Literary Figures Have Been Considered Thoroughly And Meticulously In The Present Book.It Is Hoped That While The Student Community Will Find It Easily Accessible, The Teachers Will Also Consider It Exciting Study Material.
Categories: Indic fiction (English)

Contemporary Perspectives on Reading and Spelling

Contemporary Perspectives on Reading and Spelling

Each paper in this volume provides an account of empirical research that challenges aspects of accepted models and widely accepted theories about reading and spelling.

Author: Clare Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134004232

Category: Education

Page: 304

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With contributions from leading international researchers, Contemporary Perspectives on Reading and Spelling offers a critique of current thinking on the research literature into reading, reading comprehension and writing. Each paper in this volume provides an account of empirical research that challenges aspects of accepted models and widely accepted theories about reading and spelling. This book develops the argument for a need to incorporate less widely cited research into popular accounts of written language development and disability, challenging the idea that the development of a universal theory of written language development is attainable. The arguments within the book are explored in three parts: overarching debates in reading and spelling reading and spelling across languages written language difficulties and approaches to teaching. Opening up the existing debates, and incorporating psychological theory and the politics surrounding the teaching and learning of reading and spelling, this edited collection offers some challenging points for reflection about how the discipline of psychology as a whole approaches the study of written language skills. Highlighting ground-breaking new perspectives, this book forms essential reading for all researchers and practitioners with a focus on the development of reading and spelling skills.
Categories: Education

Current Perspectives on Aging and the Life Cycle Volume 3

Current Perspectives on Aging and the Life Cycle  Volume 3

women ' s autobiography embodies fundamental challenges to genre and its
enforcers , and to the tradition of a generic subject in literature . Women writers
and readers appear to have the same agenda : contesting “ ventriloquism , ” “
female ...

Author: Gail Unruh

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0892327391

Category: Science

Page: 328

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Categories: Science

Photography Current Perspectives

Photography  Current Perspectives

A recentreading ” of Walker Evans “ attempted to disclose a range of possible
and probable meanings . ” As these meanings accumulate ... The ever expanding
industry of critical dissertations has already put its interest in literature behind it ...

Author: Jerome Liebling

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015006812021

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 264

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Categories: Photography, Artistic

Current Perspectives on the Culture of Schools

Current Perspectives on the Culture of Schools

Using the basal reader and seatwork could be easier than using literature to
teach reading or constructing one ' s own reading materials . Teachers , it could
be argued , seek to " satisfice " — they might wish to provide a more thorough
and ...

Author: Nancy B. Wyner

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021521987

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Categories: Education

Where is American Literature

Where is American Literature

A refreshing and accessible investigation into the various locations - linguistic, geographical, virtual, ideological - where American writing is produced and consumed Takes a highly original approach by viewing US literature spatially ...

Author: Caroline F. Levander

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118339640

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Where is American Literature? offers a spirited andcompelling argument for rethinking the way we view Americanliterature in relation to the nation while powerfully demonstratingwhy it continues to matter in a global age. A refreshing and accessible investigation into thevarious locations - linguistic, geographical, virtual, ideological- where American writing is produced and consumed Takes a highly original approach by viewing US literaturespatially rather than chronologically or thematically, retuning ourunderstanding of the subject The book offers a vital intervention in current debates overthe impact of digital technologies on the production and receptionof literature, ensuring that the field remains lively anddynamic Invites readers to reconsider the subject by questioningcurrent perspectives on, and approaches to, US literature, offeringa range of fresh perspectives on familiar texts and topics
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Reading Perspectives and Practices

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Reading Perspectives and Practices

Together, this well-edited volume provides a more complete view of reading than is currently on offer, exploring all aspects of what it means to be literate and how we define being literate.

Author: Bethan Marshall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350137585

Category: Education

Page: 272

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Reading Perspectives and Practices focuses on the experiences of reading from a young age to maturity and the different ways reading is encountered: in other words, the processes involved as well as the outcomes. The international group of experts, within both teaching and academia, focuses on reading in school: how is it taught? What is taught? How is it assessed? Controversial issues are explored: the acquisition of phonics; teaching the canon, including or ignoring digital texts; the advent of standards-based tests. The contributions also consider people's biographies of reading, their memories of reading in school and their current views on literature. Together, this well-edited volume provides a more complete view of reading than is currently on offer, exploring all aspects of what it means to be literate and how we define being literate.
Categories: Education

Derrida Now

Derrida Now

Derrida's influence reached not only into philosophy but also into other fields concerned with literature, politics, visual art, law, ecology, psychoanalysis, gender and sexuality and this book will appeal to readers in all these ...

Author: John W. P. Phillips

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745662886

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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For more than 30 years and until his death in 2004, Jacques Derrida remained one of the most influential contemporary philosophers. It may be difficult to evaluate what forms his legacy will take in the future but Derrida Now provides some provocative suggestions. Derridas often-controversial early reception was based on readings of his complex works, published in journals and collected in books. More recently attention has tended to focus on his later work, which grew out of the seminars that he presented each year in France and the US. The full texts of these seminars are now the subject of a major publication project, to be produced over the next ten years. Derrida Now presents contemporary articles based on or around the study of Derrida. It provides a critical introduction to Derridas complex and controversial thought, offers careful analysis of some of his most important concepts, and includes essays that address the major strands of his thought. Derridas influence reached not only into philosophy but also into other fields concerned with literature, politics, visual art, law, ecology, psychoanalysis, gender and sexuality and this book will appeal to readers in all these disciplines. Contributors include Peggy Kamuf, Geoff Bennington, Nicholas Royle, Roy Sellars, Graham Allen and Irving Goh.
Categories: Philosophy

Twenty First Century Perspectives on Victorian Literature

Twenty First Century Perspectives on Victorian Literature

This is an eclectic collection of essays from a group of international scholars tackling various subjects on Victorian literature—from studies of specific authors such Charles Dickens’ early and later works, Emily Bronte’s Wuthering ...

Author: Laurence W. Mazzeno

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442232341

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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This is an eclectic collection of essays from a group of international scholars tackling various subjects on Victorian literature—from studies of specific authors such Charles Dickens’ early and later works, Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, and novels by Thomas Hardy to more general discussions, such as the depictions of women in Victorian novels.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Annual Summary of Investigations Relating to Reading

Annual Summary of Investigations Relating to Reading

In Jerome A . Niles & Larry A . Harris ( Eds . ) Changing Perspectives on
Research in Reading / Language Processing and Instruction . Thirty - third
Yearbook of ... Contrasts , by reviewing selected literature , the current
perspective of reading ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4323979

Category: Reading

Page:

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Categories: Reading

Current Perspectives

Current Perspectives

Readings from InfoTrac College Janell L. Carroll ... 3 The rest of this paper is
organized as follows : Section 2 provides a review of the literature and an
overview of a decision making process that fits a wide variety of arranged
marriages .

Author: Janell L. Carroll

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0495007633

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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The selections in this reader have been carefully culled from InfoTrac® College Edition, an online university library of more than 5,000 academic and popular magazines, newspapers, and journals.
Categories: Psychology

International Perspectives on the Teaching of Literature in Schools

International Perspectives on the Teaching of Literature in Schools

Literature teaching remains central to the teaching of English around the world. This edited text brings together expert global figures under the banner of the International Federation for the Teaching of English (IFTE).

Author: Andrew Goodwyn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315396446

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Literature teaching remains central to the teaching of English around the world. This edited text brings together expert global figures under the banner of the International Federation for the Teaching of English (IFTE). The book captures a state-of-the-art snapshot of leading trends in current literature teaching, as well as detailing predicted trends for the future. The expert scholar and leading teacher contributors, coming from a wide range of countries with fascinatingly diverse approaches to literature teaching, cover a range of central and fundamental topics: literature and diversity; digital literatures; pedagogy and reader response; mother tongues; the business of reading; publishers, adolescent fiction and censorship; assessing responses to literature; the changing definitions of literature and multimodal texts. The collection reviews the consistently important place of literature in the education of young people and provides international evidence of its enduring value and contribution to education, resisting the functionalist and narrowly nationalist perspectives of misguided government authorities. International Perspectives on the Teaching of Literature in Schools will be of value to researchers, PhD students, literature scholars, practitioners, teacher educators, teachers and all those in the extensive academic community interested in English and literacy around the world.
Categories: Education

Current Perspectives in Allergy

Current Perspectives in Allergy

This remains a reasonable definition but the term is now used in multiple ways
which may confuse both patients and physicians reading scientific literature in
the field of allergy . In reading of research or clinical publications on allergy it is
best ...

Author: Edward J. Goetzl

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015009539126

Category: Allergy

Page: 185

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Categories: Allergy

Transactions with Literature

Transactions with Literature

Such a view allows reading to become a monolith in a curriculum in which any
teacher can teach reading because the view of the text never changes . Three
Current Views of the Domain of Literature In order to see how this situation might
be ...

Author: Louise Michelle Rosenblatt

Publisher: Urbana, Ill. : National Council of Teachers of English

ISBN: STANFORD:36105032525391

Category: Education

Page: 211

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To honor the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Louise M. Rosenblatt's book "Literature as Exploration," this book offers 12 essays that demonstrate the extraordinary influence of Rosenblatt's work on the teaching of literature, on literary theory, and on educational research in all English-speaking countries. Further, it evinces the power of a point of view that embraces both the reader and the literary work while focusing on the transaction between the two. The book contains the following articles: "Fifty Years of Exploring Children's Books" (Rudine Sims Bishop); "Fifty Years of Literature for Young Adults" (Kenneth Donelson); "Students Exploring Literature across the World (John Dixon); "'Literature as Exploration' and the Classroom" (Robert E. Probst); "The California Literature Project" (Mary A. Barr); "Exploring a Poem" (Stephen Dunning); "Fostering Literary Understanding: The State of the Schools" (Arthur N. Applebee); "New Directions in Research on Response to Literature" (Richard Beach); "Can Literature Be Rescued from Reading?" (Alan C. Purves); "Retrospect" (Louise Rosenblatt); "Materials and Approaches to Literature Instruction" (James Bradley); and "Research on Response to Literature" (Richard Beach and Susan Hynds). The last two selections are annotated bibliographies. (SR)
Categories: Education

Empirical Approaches to Literature and Aesthetics

Empirical Approaches to Literature and Aesthetics

Literature and vicarious experience : The imagination as trickster and midwife .
Journal of Mental Imagery ... Literary theory and the reading process : A meeting
of perspectives . Written Communication ... Current perspectives . London : Sage
.

Author: Roger J. Kreuz

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UVA:X004019223

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 729

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines