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Practical Introduction to Literary Study

Practical Introduction to Literary Study - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130947864

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ISBN13: 978-0130947864
ISBN10: 0130947865
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2005
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Practical Introduction to Literary Study - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130947864

James S. Brown and Scott D. Yarbrough

ISBN13: 978-0130947864
ISBN10: 0130947865
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Literature, Writing about Literature, and Composition and Literature.

Designed for students new to literary study, this brief, practical text addresses how and why people read literature, and provides students with different ways of thinking about the literature they are reading.

Table of Contents

I. LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THINKING.

1. Literature and the Literary Canon.
2. Challenges to the Canon.
3. Why Read Literature?

II. READING CRITICALLY.

4. The Act of Reading.
5. Reading Fiction Actively.
6. Engaging with Poetry.
7. Experiencing Drama.
8. Analytical Reading.

III. UNDERSTANDING LITERARY LANGUAGE.

9. The Elements of Narrative.
10. Figurative Language.
11. Prose Genres.
12. Poetry, Forms and Genres.
13. Drama.

IV. EXPLICATION AND ANALYSIS.

14. From Reading to Writing.
15. Formulating an Argument.
16. Citing Primary Texts and Formatting Your Paper.
17. Practical Advice.
18. Sample Student Essay 1.
19. Sample Student Essay 2.

V. SECONDARY SOURCES, RESEARCH, AND CRITICAL THEORY.

20. Research Methods in the Digital Age.
21. Reading Literary Criticism.
22. Practical Advice for Reading and Evaluating Literary Criticism.
23. Plagiarism and Academic Honesty.
24. MLA Documentation Style.
25. A Brief Introduction to Critical Theory.
26. Reading a Theory-Based Article.

VI. READINGS.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.

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