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English studies : reading, writing, and interpreting texts

Author: Toby Fulwiler; William A Stephany
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2002.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Toby Fulwiler; William A Stephany
ISBN: 0072444428 9780072444421
OCLC Number: 48038407
Description: xiv, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: PREFACE --
INTRODUCTION TOBY FULWILER & WILLIAM A. STEPHANY --
The Way You're Supposed to Read --
Reading to Understand --
The Field of English Studies --
Part I : READING AS A WRITER --
Chapter 1. Exploring with Journals Toby Fulwiler --
Academic Journals --
Personal Journals --
Writing about Reading --
Asking and Answering Questions --
Seeing --
Connecting and Extending --
Surprising Yourself --
Conversing --
Suggestions for Journal Writing --
Chapter 2. Exploring Fiction Ghita Orth & Allen Shepherd --
Once upon a time --
The Nature of Fiction --
Character --
Plot --
Point of View --
Setting --
Symbolism --
Style --
Theme --
Reading a Story --
Tea Leaves (Janet Burroway) --
What Makes Good Fiction Good? --
Works Cited --
Chapter 3. Exploring Poetry Sidney Poger --
Coda (David Huddle) --
The Nature of Poetry --
The Techniques of Poetry --
Rhythm and Meter --
Rhyme --
Alliteration --
Imagery --
Comparison --
Diction --
Structure --
Point of View --
Responding to Poetry --
Works Cited --
Chapter 4. Exploring Drama James Howe --
Drama as Performance --
Reading Drama --
Writing About Drama --
Writing about Character --
Examples of Character Interpretation --
Writing About Language --
Dramatic Conventions --
Metadrama --
Television and Film --
Chapter 5. Exploring the Essay Mary Jane Dickerson & Richard --
Sweterlitsch --
The Essay as Conversation --
Conversations with the Self --
Conversations with Others --
Voices That Shape the Essay --
Voices of Meditation --
Voices of Response --
Voices of Dissent --
Voices of Explanation --
Voices of Storytelling --
Other Voices --
Finding Your Own Voice --
Chapter 6. Exploring Visual Texts Tom Simone --
Visual Texts --
Narrative Film as an Extension of Literature --
Beginning to Read a Visual Text --
George Lucas's Star Wars --
Mise en Scene --
The Single Shot --
Theme, Image, and Symbol --
Analyzing a Visual Text --
Suggested Further Readings --Part II : READING AS EXPLORATION --
Chapter 7. Why Study Literary Theory? Lisa Schnell --
The English Major as Anthropologist? --
Expanding Our Field of View --
The Pleasure of the Text --
The Moral Conversation --
Two Questionsfor Student Writing --
Brief Annotated Bibilography --
Chapter 8. Feminist Readings, Feminist Writing Mary Louise Kete --
The Short Answer --
The Long Answer --
Suggested Further Readings --
Chapter 9. Expanding the Canon: A Multicultural Perspective --
Helen Scott --
Eurocentrism and the Canon --
The "Culture Wars" --
Postcolonial Literature --
Towards a Global Culture --
Works Cited --
Recommended Reading --
Chapter 10. A Reader's Response Nancy Welch --
No Apology Necessary --
Reader Response: An Overview --
Reader Response in Action --
So Where Does It All End? --
Acknowledgment --
Works Cited --
Chapter 11. Reading Films as Acts of Reading Andrew Barnaby --
Reading as a Writer, Writing as a Reader --
Revisionary Reading and the Impulse to Film --
A River Runs Through It --
Listening and Seeing versus Reading --
Final Thoughts --
Questions to Ask When Comparing Films to Books --
Works Cited --Part III : WRITING AS A READER --
Chapter 12. Writing Critical Essays Sarah E. Turner --
Being Critical: Describe the Text --
My Life had stood-a Loaded Gun (Emily Dickinson) --
Being Critical: Question the Text --
Being Critical: "So What?" --
Being Critical: Pulling It All Together --
Establishing a Critical Dialogue --
Suggestionsfor Writing Critical Essays --
Works Cited --
Chapter 13. Writing Personal Essays Mary Jane Dickerson --
Creating a New Text --
My Story --
Personal Essays --
Autobiography --
Autobiographical Questionaire --
Conversation --
Exploration --
Engaging the Creative Process --
Open-Ended --
Works Cited --
Chapter 14. Imaginative Writing and Risk Taking William A. Stephany --
"Rules"for Risk Taking --
Read Carefully --
Maintain a Consistent Voice --
Revise and Edit --
Creative Choices --
Imitation of Form: Close Parody --
More General Parodies --
Imitation of Modern Literary or Cultural Forms --
Changing the Form --
Rewriting the Ending --
Creating Dialogues --
Some Final Examples --
The Experimental Tradition --
Works Cited --
That Time of Year Thou Mayst In Me Behold (William Shakespeare) --
Chapter 15. Writing with Research Richard Sweterlitsch --
Getting Started --
Gathering Information First-Hand --
Seeking Second-Hand Sources --
Pulling the Paper Together --
Giving Credit --
Published Works Cited --
Chapter 16. A Web of One's Own Katherine Anne Hoffman --
Research --
Evaluating Internet Sources --
Writing and Composing --
Publishing --
Chapter 17. Examining the Essay Examination Tony Magistrale --
Writing Under Pressure --
Preliminary Steps and a Checklist of Practical Advice --
Types of Information Requests --
Planning --
Structuring Essay Answers --
The Take-Home Examination --
Using Class Notes and Journals --
Revising and Editing --
Beginning at the End: Ending at the Beginning.
Responsibility: Toby Fulwiler, William A. Stephany.
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