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The English studies book : an introduction to language, literature and culture

Author: Rob Pope
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats
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This is a handbook designed specifically to support students and teachers of English language, literature and culture. Combining the functions of study guide, critical dictionary and text anthology,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Pope
ISBN: 0415257093 9780415257091 0415257107 9780415257107
OCLC Number: 248053322
Description: XXII, 420 Seiten : Karten ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue. Change and Challenge Today Crossing borders, establishing boundaries; Texts in contexts, literature and history; Seeing through theory; Technologizing the subject: actual and virtual communities; English Literature and Creative Writing; English still spells EFL, ESL, ESP, EAP; The shaping of things to come ... Part One. Introduction to English Studies 1.1 Which 'Englishes? 1.2 One English language, literature, culture - or many? 1.3 Summary: one and many 1.4 Activities, reading 1.5 How studied? 1.6 Summary: pasts, presents and futures 1.7 Activities, discussion, reading 1.8 Fields of Study 1.9 Summary: keeping on course and making your own way Part Two. Theoretical Positions and Practical Approaches: 2.1 Getting some initial bearings 2.2 Theory in practice - a working model 2.3 Practical Criticism and (old) New Criticism 2.4 Formalism into Functionalism 2.5 Psychological approaches 2.6 Marxism, Cultural Materialism and New Historicism 2.7 Feminism, Gender and Sexuality 2.8 Poststructuralism and Postmodernism 2.9 Postcolonialism and multiculturalism 2.10 Towards a new eclecticism: Ethics, Aesthetics, Ecology ...? Part Three. Common Topics: Absence and presence, gaps and silences, centres and margins; Accent and dialect; Addresser, address, addressee; Aesthetics and pleasure, art and beauty; Author and authority; Auto/biography and travel writing: self and other; Bibles, holy books and myths; Canon and classic; Character and characterisation; Comedy and tragedy, carnival and the absurd; Creative writing, creativity and re-creation; Difference and similarity, preference and re-valuation; Drama and theatre, film and TV; Foreground, background and point of view Genre and kinds of text; Image, imagery and imagination; Narrative in story and history: novel, news and film; Poetry and word-play; Realism and representation: fiction, fact, faction and metafiction; Speech and conversation, monologue and dialogue; Standards and standardisation, varieties and variation; Subject and agent, role and identity; Text, context and intertextuality Translation and translation studies; Versification: rhythm, metre and rhyme; Writing and; reading, response and re-writing; Your own modifications and additions Part Four. Textual Activities and Learning Strategies: 4.1 Overview of textual activities 4.2 Frameworks and checklists for close reading 4.3 Writing and research from essays to the Internet 4.4 Alternative modes of critical and creative writing Part Five. Anthology of Sample Texts: 5.1 Poetry, song and performance 5.2 Prose fiction, life-writing and news5.3 Drama - scripts and transcripts, monologue and dialogue 5.4 Intertextual clusters Part Six. Glossary of Grammatical and Linguistic Terms. Appendices: A Maps of Britain, the USA and the World B A chronology of English language, literature, culture, communication and media C English and or as other educational subjects D An alphabet of speech sounds Bibliography Relevant journals and useful addresses Index
Responsibility: Rob Pope.

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