Released on 2017-02-09Categories Literary Criticism

Literary Theory: The Complete Guide

Literary Theory: The Complete Guide

Author: Mary Klages

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472592774

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Bringing together Mary Klages's bestselling introductory books Literary Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed and Key Terms in Literary Theory into one fully integrated and substantially revised, expanded and updated volume, this is an accessible and authoritative guide for anyone entering the often bewildering world of literary theory for the first time. Literary Theory: The Complete Guide includes: · Accessible chapters on all the major schools of theory from deconstruction through psychoanalytic criticism to Marxism and postcolonialism · New chapters introducing ecocriticism and biographies · Expanded and updated guides to feminist theory, queer theory, postmodernism and globalization · New and fully integrated extracts of theoretical and literary texts to guide students through their use of theory · Accessible coverage of major theorists such as Saussure, Freud, Lacan, Foucault, Cixous, Deleuze and Guattari and Bhabha Each chapter now includes reflection questions for class discussion or independent study and a cross-referenced glossary of key terms covered, as well as updated guides to further reading on each topic. Literary Theory: The Complete Guide is an essential starting point for students of critical theory.
Released on 2009-11-13Categories Education

The Complete Guide to Becoming an English Teacher

The Complete Guide to Becoming an English Teacher

Author: Stephen Clarke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446245527

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 668

Praise for the previous edition: 'This is a text that should accompany every student teacher of English and find its way on to the shelf of all practising teachers. This book excited me. It is written in a style that makes you want to try out activities and take up challenges. This book will encourage the student teacher to embrace the subject of English along with its associated values and debates' - ESCalate `If I was training to teach English today, this is the book I would want - an extraordinarily professional handbook of good practice ' - Geoff Barton, Times Educational Supplement, Teacher Magazine This essential companion for aspiring secondary English teachers has been extensively reworked to help students meet the very latest professional and academic standards, while also equipping them with the knowledge and skills they will need for the beginning of their teaching career. Focusing on the essentials needed to be a successful English teacher, the authors combine subject knowledge with ideas, examples and approaches for creating an effective, vibrant learning environment, and real examples of lesson plans and schemes of work. Each chapter clearly links practice to theoretical and critical perspectives on teaching, making this an ideal text for students working towards M-level credits or a Masters in Teaching and Learning. There are also brand new chapters which explore in greater depth specific areas of contention and challenging issues, including: - Diversities, including global perspectives on teaching English - The application and implications of using ICT - Multi-agency provision in personalising learning - Research methodologies - Transition from the training year and the first year as a teacher The latest requirements for Qualified Teacher Status are clearly signposted throughout, and activities at the end of each chapter help to reinforce knowledge and encourage reflection. Written by a team of highly respected authors, this new edition should be on every secondary English student's bookshelf.
Released on 2021-01-15Categories Study Aids

Scoring Strategies for the TOEFL iBT A Complete Guide

Scoring Strategies for the TOEFL iBT A Complete Guide

Author: Bruce Stirling

Publisher: Nova Press

ISBN: 9781889057880

Category: Study Aids

Page: 568

View: 217

TOEFL students all ask: How can I get a high TOEFL iBT score? Answer: Learn argument scoring strategies. Why? Because the TOEFL iBT recycles opinion-based and fact-based arguments for testing purposes from start to finish. In other words, the TOEFL iBT is all arguments. That's right, all arguments. If you want a high score, you need essential argument scoring strategies. That is what Scoring Strategies for the TOEFL iBT gives you, and more! Test-Proven Strategies Learn essential TOEFL iBT scoring strategies developed in American university classrooms and proven successful on the TOEFL iBT. Rhetorical Analysis Learn how to predict testing points by rhetorically analyzing reading, listening, speaking, and writing tasks. Argument Recycling Learn how the TOEFL iBT recycles opinion-based and fact-based arguments for testing purposes in all four test sections. Argument Mapping Learn how the graphics-based scoring strategy called argument mapping applies to all TOEFL iBT tasks.
Released on 2022-11-25Categories

A Complete Guide to Literary Analysis and Theory

A Complete Guide to Literary Analysis and Theory


Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1032305002


Page: 0

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A Complete Guide to Literary Analysis and Theory offers an accessible introduction to all the current approaches to literary analysis. Ranging from Stylistics and Historicism to Post-humanism and New Materialism, it also includes chapters on Media Studies and Screen Studies. The Guide is designed for use in introductory literature courses and as a primer in theory courses. Each chapter summarizes the main ideas of each approach to the study of literature in clear prose, provides lucid introductions to the practice of each school, and conducts readings using classic and modern works of literature from around the world. The book draws on examples from a wide range of works from classics such as F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Shakespeare's King Lear to contemporary works such as Ocean Vuong's On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous and Amanda Gorman's The Hill We Climb. This wide-ranging introduction is ideal for students encountering literary study for the first time, as well as more advanced students who need a concise summary of critical methods. It strives to make complex ideas simple and provides readings that undergraduates should be able to understand and enjoy as well as training them to do analyses of their own.
Released on 2012-12-10Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts, 6th Edition

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts, 6th Edition

Author: Anna H. Perrault Ph.D.

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781610693271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 461

View: 614

This familiar guide to information resources in the humanities and the arts, organized by subjects and emphasizing electronic resources, enables librarians, teachers, and students to quickly find the best resources for their diverse needs.
Released on 2022-07-15Categories Social Science

Experiencing Grounded Theory

Experiencing Grounded Theory

Author: Odis E. Simmons

Publisher: Brown Walker Press

ISBN: 9781599426341

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 574

This book is a comprehensive, intelligible guide to grounded theory with a focus on classic grounded theory. It will be useful for graduate students, experienced researchers, and practicing professionals who want to use the method for practical purposes. It will also be useful for mentors and teachers of grounded theory. A glossary is included in the preface so readers can familiarize themselves with grounded theory terminology before beginning the chapters. Its seven chapters provide a comprehensive guide to grounded theory. Chapter one covers how the author’s familiarity with the symbolic interactionist perspective gained from his undergraduate sociology professors enabled him to readily discern how and why Glaser and Strauss had different understandings about grounded theory and what those differences were. Chapter two discusses the uniqueness of grounded theory in relation to other methods and the differences between classic and constructivist grounded theory. Chapter three provides practical tips for selecting and working with a dissertation or thesis committee for grounded theory. The longest chapter, Chapter four, is a detailed, step-by-step guide for learning and doing every stage of the classic grounded theory process, with examples and exercises. Chapter five discusses "grounded action," a multi-step applied grounded theory method devised by the author. It includes how he used it to develop a unique grounded anger management program. Chapter Six discusses “grounded therapy,” another applied grounded theory method the author devised for conducting counseling/therapy, with examples. Chapter Seven presents grounded theory teaching models for undergraduate and graduate students. WORDS OF PRAISE This book is an indispensable well to new insights and creative ideas on how to understand, teach, and apply classic grounded theory. A ground-breaking resource for students, teachers and professional practitioners across fields. Excitingly well-written and humorous, with complex issues made easily accessible to anyone interested in the method. ---Astrid Gynnild, Professor, University of Bergen, Norway and previous Editor of Grounded Theory Review Odis Simmons is the foremost expert in the world on teaching grounded theory. His vast knowledge of the method, which was once only available to his students and mentees, is now available to researchers worldwide in Experiencing Grounded Theory. It is a must-read for anyone who wants an in-depth understanding of how to conduct, apply, or teach grounded theory. ---Kara L. Vander Linden, Founder & President of the Board, Institute for Research & Theory Methodologies, Glaser Center for Grounded Theory I highly recommend Odis’ book to anyone wishing to learn how to do grounded theory; how to apply a grounded theory to practice; and how to communicate grounded theory to doctoral committees and ethical review boards. This authoritative book is written with warmth and humour, littered with helpful examples and is grounded in decades of using the method and teaching grounded theory to people like us. ---Helen Scott, Founder of Grounded Theory Online, Fellow of Grounded Theory Institute, Reviewer of Grounded Theory Review
Released on 2021-08-03Categories Technology & Engineering

Intelligent Systems and Applications

Intelligent Systems and Applications

Author: Kohei Arai

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030821937

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 897

View: 215

This book presents Proceedings of the 2021 Intelligent Systems Conference which is a remarkable collection of chapters covering a wider range of topics in areas of intelligent systems and artificial intelligence and their applications to the real world. The conference attracted a total of 496 submissions from many academic pioneering researchers, scientists, industrial engineers, and students from all around the world. These submissions underwent a double-blind peer-review process. Of the total submissions, 180 submissions have been selected to be included in these proceedings. As we witness exponential growth of computational intelligence in several directions and use of intelligent systems in everyday applications, this book is an ideal resource for reporting latest innovations and future of AI. The chapters include theory and application on all aspects of artificial intelligence, from classical to intelligent scope. We hope that readers find the book interesting and valuable; it provides the state-of-the-art intelligent methods and techniques for solving real-world problems along with a vision of the future research.
Released on 2006Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Literary Theory and Criticism

Literary Theory and Criticism

Author: Patricia Waugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199291330

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 598

View: 586

This comprehensive guide to literary theory and criticism includes 39 specially commissioned chapters by an international team of academics. It includes key philosophical and aesthetic origins of literary theory, the foundational movements and thinkers in the first half of the 20th century and more.
Released on 2017-12-01Categories Literary Criticism

The Palgrave Handbook of Affect Studies and Textual Criticism

The Palgrave Handbook of Affect Studies and Textual Criticism

Author: Donald R. Wehrs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319633039

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 883

View: 125

This volume provides a comprehensive account of how scholarship on affect and scholarship on texts have come to inform one another over the past few decades. The result has been that explorations of how texts address, elicit, shape, and dramatize affect have become central to contemporary work in literary, film, and art criticism, as well as in critical theory, rhetoric, performance studies, and aesthetics. Guiding readers to the variety of topics, themes, interdisciplinary dialogues, and sub-disciplinary specialties that the study of interplay between affect and texts has either inaugurated or revitalized, the handbook showcases and engages the diversity of scholarly topics, approaches, and projects that thinking of affect in relation to texts and related media open up or enable. These include (but are not limited to) investigations of what attention to affect brings to established methods of studying texts—in terms of period, genre, cultural contexts, rhetoric, and individual authorship.
Released on 2014Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

The ALA Guide to Researching Modern China

The ALA Guide to Researching Modern China

Author: Yunshan Ye

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838912096

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 124

As China has evolved into an economic superpower, interest in its culture and current place in the world has skyrocketed; China Studies are now taught in almost every college or university in the U.S., as well as in many junior high and high schools. Covering modern China, not just Chinese culture from an historical perspective, this important new book fills a sizeable gap in the literature. Originating as a Carnegie Whitney Award-winning book project, Ye’s research guide goes beyond a mere list of print resources to reflect the predominant role of digital resources in the changing landscape of scholarly research, teaching critical information literacy concepts and skills in the field of China Studies by Sketching in basic facts and figures of Chinese history and culture from antiquity to the present Detailing key English- and Chinese-language resources in literature, government, statistics, art, film, history, philosophy, religion, economics, law, politics, and more Offering strategies for finding research sources like articles and dissertations, as well as primary sources such as government documents and archives Including guidance on how to acquire print and electronic resources in Chinese This richly detailed, up-to-date work will guide researchers at all levels to the most important resources in the field of Modern China Studies.