Reading and Writing about Literature

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.

Reading and Writing About Literature

A Portable Guide

Author: Janet E. Gardner

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1457638495

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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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 and of 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.

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approaches to reading and writing about literature and film

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.

Writing about Literature - Second Edition

A Guide for the Student Critic

Author: W.F. Garrett-Petts

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551117436

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 2026


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.

Using Critical Theory

How to Read and Write About Literature

Author: Lois Tyson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136645683

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.