How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised Edition

How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised Edition

This revised edition includes new chapters, a new preface, and a new epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.

Author: Thomas C. Foster

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 0062301675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts—that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable. While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes—of the ultimate professional reader: the college professor. What does it mean when a literary hero travels along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he's drenched in a sudden rain shower? Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, Thomas C. Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature—a world where a road leads to a quest, a shared meal may signify a communion, and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just a shower—and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun. This revised edition includes new chapters, a new preface, and a new epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.
Categories: Literary Criticism

How to Read Literature Like a Professor

How to Read Literature Like a Professor

For information address HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022. HarperCollins books may be purchased for ... a lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines / Thomas C. Foster.—1st ed. p. cm.

Author: Thomas C. Foster

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061804069

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

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What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey?. Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the surface—a symbol, maybe, that remains elusive, or an unexpected twist on a character—and there's that sneaking suspicion that the deeper meaning of a literary text keeps escaping you. In this practical and amusing guide to literature, Thomas C. Foster shows how easy and gratifying it is to unlock those hidden truths, and to discover a world where a road leads to a quest; a shared meal may signify a communion; and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just rain. Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, How to Read Literature Like a Professor is the perfect companion for making your reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television

The Vampire in Folklore  History  Literature  Film and Television

In James Dickie, ed. ... Journal of European Studies 19, 2 (1989): 99–121. 1748. Ellington, Devon. ... How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines. New York: Harper Perennial, ...

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Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786499366

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 389

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This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire's penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television--from Bela Lugosi's Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga--are well represented.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Devil s Topographer

The Devil s Topographer

Foster , Thomas C. How to Read Literature like a Professor : A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading between the Lines . New York : Quill , 2003 . Foulke , William D. Life of Oliver P. Morton , Including His Important Speeches . 2 ...

Author: David M. Owens

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572334649

Category: History

Page: 196

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"The Devil's Topographer explores the wider implications of Bierce's contribution to war short fiction and the significance of the war story as a subgenre in American literature. This volume is a significant contribution to the body of literary commentary on Ambrose Bierce and to the study of the development of the American short story."--Jacket.
Categories: History

Antarctica in British Children s Literature

Antarctica in British Children   s Literature

How to read literature like a professor: A lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines. New York: Harper Perennial. Foulke, R. (1986). The literature of voyaging. In P.A. Carlson (Ed.), Literature and lore of the sea (pp.

Author: Sinead Moriarty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000262575

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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For over a century British authors have been writing about the Antarctic for child readers, yet this body of literature has never been explored in detail. Antarctica in British Children’s Literature examines this field for the first time, identifying the dominant genres and recurrent themes and tropes while interrogating how this landscape has been constructed as a wilderness within British literature for children. The text is divided into two sections. Part I focuses on the stories of early-twentieth-century explorers such as Robert F. Scott and Ernest Shackleton. Antarctica in British Children’s Literature highlights the impact of children’s literature on the expedition writings of Robert Scott, including the influence of Scott’s close friend, author J.M. Barrie. The text also reveals the important role of children’s literature in the contemporary resurgence of interest in Scott’s long-term rival Ernest Shackleton. Part II focuses on fictional narratives set in the Antarctic, including early-twentieth-century whaling literature, adventure and fantasy texts, contemporary animal stories and environmental texts for children. Together these two sections provide an insight into how depictions of this unique continent have changed over the past century, reflecting transformations in attitudes towards wilderness and wild landscapes.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Essential Guide to Studying Abroad

The Essential Guide to Studying Abroad

Notes 1 For a perspective from a professor on literature and literary basics, see Thomas C. Foster, How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines (New York: Harper, 2014). 2 ...

Author: Thomas R. Klassen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000357158

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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This book is an indispensable how-to guide on flourishing when studying abroad, and how to use an international education to begin a fulfilling career after graduation. Written in an engaging and accessible style, using many examples, case studies, and links to resources, the book reduces the stress of studying abroad. Covering all aspects of the international student experience – inside and outside the classroom – the book encourages young people to perform their very best and succeed in their new environment. International students preparing for cross-cultural learning and recent graduates looking for employment will find this book both practical and inspiring.
Categories: Business & Economics

Border Crossings

Border Crossings

Ed.Joseph Slater, Alfred R. Ferguson, and Jean Ferguson Carr. Vol. 2. The Collected Works ofRalph Waldo Emerson. ... Thomas C. How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines. New ...

Author: Ian Marshall

Publisher: Hiraeth Press

ISBN: 9780983585251

Category: Haiku, American

Page: 328

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"The International Appalachian Trail runs north from Mount Katahdin seven hundred miles to the end of the Gaspé Peninsula. Inspired by Basho, Ian Marshall hiked it for six summers, probing the poetics of haiku while exploring a vast and beautiful wilderness little known in the US. Marshall is an engaging trail companion and a superb story teller, with a self deprecating wit and sharp intellect that spice up his observations and ideas. Like Basho, he finds the miraculous in the common and elevates the humble walk into a spiritual practice, sprinkling his narrative with lovely original haiku that seem to have condensed in the moment, like droplets of dew. Backpackers will appreciate his pungent descriptions of life on the trail, and ecocritics will savor his abundant insights on poetry, nature, and culture. This lively book serves up a classic blend of high adventure, literary pilgrimage, and self discovery. It tastes as tart and fresh as wild raspberries."--John Tallmadge, past-president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment and author of The Cincinnati Arch: Learning from Nature in the City
Categories: Haiku, American

Marcia Muller and the Female Private Eye

Marcia Muller and the Female Private Eye

New York. Harper Perennial, 1993. Foster, Thomas C. How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines. New York: Quill-Harper Collins, 2003. Gilbert, Sandra M., and Susan Gubar.

Author: Alexander N. Howe

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786480906

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

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In 1977, Marcia Muller invaded the all-male domain of detective literature and within a decade was established as the mother of the female hardboiled private eye. She is now the author of four detective series, including the critically acclaimed Sharon McCone series of more than two dozen novels. This collection critically assesses Marcia Muller’s writing and reevaluates current critical views on women’s detective fiction in general. In the first two of the book’s three sections, essays explore Muller’s engagement with modern and postmodern feminism, ethnicity, and the socially underprivileged. The third section focuses on one of Muller’s major themes, the trauma of history. Drawing from the feminist, historicist, mythic, psychoanalytic, and cultural approaches found in all three sections, the conclusion offers a panoramic perspective on Muller’s accomplishments.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Summarization in Any Subject

Summarization in Any Subject

How to read literature like a professor: A lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines (Rev. ed.). New York: Perennial. Frank, M. (1979). If you're trying to teach kids how to write, you've gotta have this book!

Author: Rick Wormeli

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416626794

Category: Education

Page: 290

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Summarization. Just when we thought we knew everything about it, the doors to divergent thinking open and summarization—no longer something that students must endure until you get to the "cool" stuff—takes on an exciting new role in student success! In this second edition of Summarization in Any Subject, Dedra Stafford joins Rick Wormeli in adding fresh depth and creative variations to the basics, including changes to all 50 techniques from the first edition and brand new summarizing techniques that can be differentiated for multiple disciplines and levels of student readiness. Personably written, with a sense of humor and a commitment to students' substantive engagement with curriculum, this new edition provides practical, "show me what it looks like" tools and descriptions as well as QR codes and tech integrations for many of the techniques. The book provides A clear rationale for summarization in any subject along with an explanation of the cognitive science that powers its positive effects, including the influence of background knowledge and primacy-recency, plus the benefits of metaphors, chunking, timing, maintaining objectivity, and the efficacy that comes when students process content. Practical tips for teaching students note taking, paraphrasing, and text structure. Nine easy strategies that teachers can use to help students begin to understand what they need to know in order to summarize. Detailed descriptions of 60 strategies and critical thinking variations that provide students with memorable learning experiences, plus targeted support materials that assist in teaching and learning. It's time to revitalize learning and shatter the tedium associated with summarization, and this new edition of Summarization in Any Subject can help you do just that.
Categories: Education

360 Degrees of Reading

360 Degrees of Reading

8 Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond 196 Blue Frontier: Saving America '$ Living Seas ... of a Movement 225 How to Read Literature like a Professor: a Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading between the Line ...

Author: W. E. Poplaski

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781598583793

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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What do Richard Dawkins, Jackie Robinson, and St Teresa have in common? .They all can be found in this book! 360 of Reading is a literature reference guide for high school students. It makes a great stocking stuffer at Christmas, or 'end of school year' gift for that special student. Any student who wants to read great literature will benefit from this book. It has reference pages for 360 books that cover novels, drama, poetry, and a broad range of non-fiction. Each reference page includes bibliographic information, a descriptive note, keywords and more. Furthermore, the books are indexed by author, country of origin, date of first publication, and keywords. It also has an appendix listing an additional forty titles. Twenty-four books by Pulitzer Prize winners and twenty-six books by Nobel Prize in Literature winners are among the works listed in this reference guide."
Categories: Literary Criticism