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Literary Studies : A Practical Guide

By: Pugh, Tison.
Contributor(s): Johnson, Margaret E.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (337 p.).ISBN: 9781315856018.Subject(s): American literature -- Study and teaching | English literature -- Study and teachingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Literary Studies : A Practical GuideDDC classification: 820.711 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""Unit 1: A Practical Guide to Linguistic and Literary History""; ""1.1 A Brief Linguistic History of English and England""; ""Notes""; ""1.2 A Brief History of English Literature""; ""The Middle Ages (731 CE�1485)""; ""Renaissance (1485�1660)""; ""The Long Eighteenth Century (1660�1785)""; ""Romanticism (1785�1837)""; ""The Victorian Era (1837�1901)""; ""Modernism to the Present (1901�Present)""; ""1.3 A Brief History of American Literature""
""Pre-colonial and Colonial Era (Pre-Columbian�1720)""""Revolutionary and Early American Era (1720�1820)""; ""Romanticism (1820�1865)""; ""Realism and Naturalism (1865�1910)""; ""Modernism (1910�1945)""; ""Postmodernism (1945�Present)""; ""1.4 A Brief History of World Literature""; ""Pre-classical and Classical Greek Literature (c. 750�350 BCE)""; ""Classical Chinese Literature (c. 1000�200 BCE)""; ""Arabic and Persian Literature from the Middle Ages (c. 500 CE�1400)""; ""Literature of the European Renaissance (1350�1650)""
""Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature (1820�1910)""""Literature of European Modernism (1910�1945)""; ""Postcolonial African Literature (1950�Present)""; ""Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature (1940�Present)""; ""Unit 2: A Practical Guide to Major Literary Modes and Cinematic Adaptations""; ""2.1 Poetry""; ""Sound""; ""Accent, Rhythm, Meter, and the Poetic Line""; ""Images, Symbols, Allusions, and Figurative Language""; ""Voice and Genre""; ""2.2 Prose Fiction""; ""Plot Structure""; ""Point of View""; ""Characters and Characterization""; ""Setting""; ""Theme""
""Style and Tone""""The Novel and Its Genres""; ""2.3 Plays""; ""Structure, Plot, and Theme""; ""Character and Dialogue""; ""The Physical Stage: Mise-en-ScÃ?ne and Lighting""; ""Major Theatrical Genres: Tragedy, Comedy, Drama""; ""2.4 Cinematic Adaptations of Literature""; ""From Page to Screen: An Overview of Cinematic Adaptations of Literature""; ""Cinematic Vocabulary""; ""Film Theories: Auteurs, Stars, and Spectators""; ""Film Genres""; ""Unit 3: A Practical Guide to Literary Criticism and Literary Theory""; ""3.1 A Brief Historical Overview of Literary Criticism""
""3.2 Literary Theories and Their Applications""""Close Reading and New Criticism""; ""Semiotic and Deconstructive Approaches""; ""(New) Historicist and Cultural Studies Approaches""; ""Theories of Social Class and Ideology""; ""Psychoanalytic Approaches""; ""Gender and Feminist Theories""; ""Queer Theories""; ""Postcolonial and Critical Race Theories""; ""Rhetorical Analysis""; ""Genre Theories""; ""A Final Note on Literary Theories""; ""Unit 4: A Practical Guide to Writing a Research Essay""; ""4.1 The Research Essay""; ""The Core Elements of an Essay""; ""Research""
""Building the Essay: Thesis, Research, Outline""
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""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""Unit 1: A Practical Guide to Linguistic and Literary History""; ""1.1 A Brief Linguistic History of English and England""; ""Notes""; ""1.2 A Brief History of English Literature""; ""The Middle Ages (731 CE�1485)""; ""Renaissance (1485�1660)""; ""The Long Eighteenth Century (1660�1785)""; ""Romanticism (1785�1837)""; ""The Victorian Era (1837�1901)""; ""Modernism to the Present (1901�Present)""; ""1.3 A Brief History of American Literature""

""Pre-colonial and Colonial Era (Pre-Columbian�1720)""""Revolutionary and Early American Era (1720�1820)""; ""Romanticism (1820�1865)""; ""Realism and Naturalism (1865�1910)""; ""Modernism (1910�1945)""; ""Postmodernism (1945�Present)""; ""1.4 A Brief History of World Literature""; ""Pre-classical and Classical Greek Literature (c. 750�350 BCE)""; ""Classical Chinese Literature (c. 1000�200 BCE)""; ""Arabic and Persian Literature from the Middle Ages (c. 500 CE�1400)""; ""Literature of the European Renaissance (1350�1650)""

""Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature (1820�1910)""""Literature of European Modernism (1910�1945)""; ""Postcolonial African Literature (1950�Present)""; ""Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature (1940�Present)""; ""Unit 2: A Practical Guide to Major Literary Modes and Cinematic Adaptations""; ""2.1 Poetry""; ""Sound""; ""Accent, Rhythm, Meter, and the Poetic Line""; ""Images, Symbols, Allusions, and Figurative Language""; ""Voice and Genre""; ""2.2 Prose Fiction""; ""Plot Structure""; ""Point of View""; ""Characters and Characterization""; ""Setting""; ""Theme""

""Style and Tone""""The Novel and Its Genres""; ""2.3 Plays""; ""Structure, Plot, and Theme""; ""Character and Dialogue""; ""The Physical Stage: Mise-en-ScÃ?ne and Lighting""; ""Major Theatrical Genres: Tragedy, Comedy, Drama""; ""2.4 Cinematic Adaptations of Literature""; ""From Page to Screen: An Overview of Cinematic Adaptations of Literature""; ""Cinematic Vocabulary""; ""Film Theories: Auteurs, Stars, and Spectators""; ""Film Genres""; ""Unit 3: A Practical Guide to Literary Criticism and Literary Theory""; ""3.1 A Brief Historical Overview of Literary Criticism""

""3.2 Literary Theories and Their Applications""""Close Reading and New Criticism""; ""Semiotic and Deconstructive Approaches""; ""(New) Historicist and Cultural Studies Approaches""; ""Theories of Social Class and Ideology""; ""Psychoanalytic Approaches""; ""Gender and Feminist Theories""; ""Queer Theories""; ""Postcolonial and Critical Race Theories""; ""Rhetorical Analysis""; ""Genre Theories""; ""A Final Note on Literary Theories""; ""Unit 4: A Practical Guide to Writing a Research Essay""; ""4.1 The Research Essay""; ""The Core Elements of an Essay""; ""Research""

""Building the Essay: Thesis, Research, Outline""

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CHOICE Review

Pugh (Univ. of Central Florida) and Johnson (Idaho State Univ.), both cheerily referring to themselves by their first names in the introduction, set out to provide a guide (for less-experienced readers) to linguistic and literary history (English, US, and world); literary modes and cinematic adaptations; literary criticism and theory; and how to write a research essay--all in 324 pages. Inevitably, there are problems, some serious. First, the book's target audience is inconsistently perceived: students who need to be told that Shakespeare was a "celebrated playwright" (p. 18) or that prose and poetry can be distinguished by "their formatting on a page" (p. 129) will not understand the ferociously compacted accounts of complex matters to be found throughout the book. Indeed, even talented students reading, say, T. S. Eliot's Waste Land for the first time will struggle with phrases like "disjunction and fragmentation in its use of multiple voices." Second, throughout one finds errors that are at the very least misleading; for example, the opening paragraph implies that the UK was a union of Great Britain "with Northern Ireland" (p. 3). Third, the book suffers from an unrelenting political correctness. Summing Up: Not recommended. M. D. Allen University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley

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<p>Tison Pugh is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Central Florida, USA.</p> <p>Margaret E. Johnson is Professor of English at Idaho State University, USA.</p>

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