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Literature and the Writing Process

Literature and the Writing Process - 9th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205745050

Cover of Literature and the Writing Process 9TH 11 (ISBN 978-0205745050)
ISBN13: 978-0205745050
ISBN10: 0205745059

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 9TH 11
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2011
International: No

List price: $110.00

Literature and the Writing Process - 9TH 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205745050

Elizabeth McMahan

ISBN13: 978-0205745050
ISBN10: 0205745059

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 9TH 11
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2011
International: No

By combining the elements of a literature anthology with those of a handbook, Literature and the Writing Process guides students through the interrelated process of analytical reading and critical writing. Throughout decades of combined teaching and writing experience the authors of Literature and the Writing Process have held to a simple premise: great literature is always thought-provoking, always new; why not utilize it to sharpen critical thinking and improve writing skills? Grown out of this long-standing interest in the possibility of integrating the study of literature with the practice of composition, Literature and the Writing Process has become a unique and time-tested staple in literature and composition classes. By seamlessly integrating literature and composition into one multi-purpose text, this approach serves the dual process of enabling students to enjoy, understand, and learn from imaginative literature; and to help them write clearly, intelligently, and correctly about what they have learned.

Author Bio

Elizabeth McMahan is professor emerita of English at Illinois State University. She holds a Ph.D. in nineteenth-century literature from the University of Oregon. While still in graduate school, she wrote her first book, A Crash Course in Composition, published by McGraw Hill. She has taught on every level, from freshman composition to graduate seminars, and has published critical articles on works of literature and teaching composition. She served as the director of writing programs for seven years at Illinois State University. During her academic career, she received an NDEA Title IV Fellowship, the Kester Svendson Dissertation Grant, and the 1978 Illinois Arts Council Essay Award. Since taking early retirement, she has devoted her energies to writing and revising textbooks.

Robert W. Funk taught high school for 10 years before receiving his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in 1974. He is currently a professor of English at Eastern Illinois University and lectures in grammar, advanced composition, Shakespeare, and methods for teaching English in the secondary school. He has co-authored a number of college-level textbooks with Elizabeth McMahan and Susan Day, including Literature and the Writing Process (6th ed., 2001), The Simon & Schuster Short Prose Reader (2nd ed., 2000), Strategies for College Writing (2000)

He has also lectured at Eureka College and Richland Community College and has presented numerous workshops on composition and the teaching of literature at national and regional conferences, including CCCC and NCTE, and for state and local in-service training sessions. His current research interestsinclude contemporary rhetoric, composition theory, and reader-response criticism.

Susan X Day is an assistant professor of psychology at Iowa State University of Science and Technology in Ames. She pursues two research programs, one concerning personality and the development of interests, and one concerning the use of distance technology in psychotherapy. Dr. Day taught English at Illinois State University for 20 years before beginning her Ph.D. in psychology at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Her specialties in English studies are writing and pedagogy, and she has done research on the practices of dissertation writers and the identity development of creative writers. In 1999, Dr. Day won the national American Psychological Association-sponsored Outstanding Graduate Student Award for excellence in scholarship and professional development in her field. She is the author and co-author of more than a dozen college textbooks in rhetoric, grammar, and literature, and her research has appeared in prestigious journals such as American Psychologist and Psychological Science.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Thematic Table of Contents
Pt. I Composing: An Overview 1
Ch. 1 The Prewriting Process 3
Ch. 2 The Writing Process 17
Ch. 3 The Rewriting Process 31
Pt. II Writing About Short Fiction 51
Ch. 4 How Do I Read Short Fiction? 53
Ch. 5 Writing About Structure 59
Ch. 6 Writing About Imagery and Symbolism 69
Ch. 7 Writing About Point of View 90
Ch. 8 Writing About Setting and Atmosphere 103
Ch. 9 Writing About Theme 121
Anthology of Short Fiction 147
Pt. III Writing About Poetry 483
Ch. 10 How Do I Read Poetry? 485
Ch. 11 Writing About Persona and Tone 489
Ch. 12 Writing About Poetic Language 504
Ch. 13 Writing About Poetic Form 517
Anthology of Poetry 533
Pt. IV Writing About Drama 651
Ch. 14 How Do I Read a Play? 653
Ch. 15 Writing About Dramatic Structure 657
Ch. 16 Writing About Character 695
Ch. 17 Drama for Writing: The Research Paper 761
Anthology of Drama 835
Pt. V The Editing Process 1075
A Handbook for Correcting Errors 1077
Glossary of Literay and Rhetorical Terms 1110
Biographical Notes 1119
Credits 1145
Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines of Poetry 1149
Subject Index 1155