This introduction to film appreciation uses contemporary and popular American movies to help students develop critical skills in the analysis and evaluation of film. By suggesting what to look for and how to look for it, this text challenges students to sharpen their powers of observation, establish habits of perceptive watching, and discover complex aspects of film art that will further enhance their enjoyment of watching films.
What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter? These questions and more are addressed in Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction, a book which steers a clear path through a subject which is often perceived to be complex and impenetrable. Jonathan Culler, an extremely lucid commentator and much admired in the field of literary theory, offers discerning insights into such theories as the nature of language and meaning, and whether literature is a form of self-expression or a method of appeal to an audience. Concise yet thorough, Literary Theory also outlines the ideas behind a number of different schools: deconstruction, semiotics, postcolonial theory, and structuralism, among others. From topics such as literature and social identity to poetry, poetics, and rhetoric, Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction is a welcome guide for anyone interested in the importance of literature and the debates surrounding it.
the present book should help students learn the ways in which they are to read and study literary texts. The book consist of two parts. Part I presents the main principles and procedures of literary and stylistic analysis, defines the major stylistic devices and expressive means which are realised on various landuage levels. It also provides some helpful advice to ensure the literary analysis is complete and thorough. Part II is focused on the definition and classification of three main genres in literature and contains a brief description of their genre varieties.
The Map is a practical guidebook introducing the basics of research in translation studies for students doing their first major research project in the field. Depending on where they are studying, this may be at advanced undergraduate (BA) or at postgraduate (MA/PHD) level. The book consists of ten chapters. Chapter 1 offers an overview of 12 research areas in translation studies in order to help students identify a topic and establish some of the current research questions relating to it. Chapter 2 is designed to assist students in planning their research project and covers topics such as refining the initial idea, determining the scope of the project, checking out resources, reading critically, keeping complete bibliographic records, and working with a supervisor. Chapters 3 to 7 provide some of the conceptual and methodological tools needed in this area of research, with detailed discussion of such topics as theoretical models of translation, types of research, asking questions, making claims, formulating hypotheses, establishing relations between variables, and selecting and analyzing data. Chapters 8 and 9 are about presenting one's research, in writing as well as orally. Finally, chapter 10 deals with some of the criteria commonly used in research assessment, especially in the assessment of theses. The authors provide detailed guidance on further reading throughout. This is an essential reference work for research students and lecturers involved in supervising research projects and degrees.
In "Literature as Exploration", Rosenblatt presents her unique theory of literature and focuses on the immense, often untapped, potential for the study and teaching of literature in a democratic society. Her "transactional" theory of literature examines the reciprocal nature of the literary experience and explains why meaning is neither "in" the text nor "in" the reader. Each reading is "a particular event involving a particular reader and a particular text under particular circumstances." And teachers of literature, Rosenblatt argues, play a pivotal role in influencing how students perform in response to a text.
In "Notice and Note" Kylene Beers and Bob Probst introduce 6 'signposts' that alert readers to significant moments in a work of literature and encourage students to read closely. Learning first to spot these signposts and then to question them, enables readers to explore the text, any text, finding evidence to support their interpretations. In short, these close reading strategies will help your students to notice and note. In this timely and practical guide Kylene and Bob: examine the new emphasis on text-dependent questions, rigor, text complexity, and what it means to be literate in the 21st century; identify 6 signposts that help readers understand and respond to character development, conflict, point of view, and theme; provide 6 text-dependent anchor questions that help readers take note and read more closely; offer 6 Notice and Note model lessons, including text selections and teaching tools, that help you introduce each signpost to your students. "Notice and Note" will help create attentive readers who look closely at a text, interpret it responsibly, and reflect on what it means in their lives. It should help them become the responsive, rigorous, independent readers we not only want students to be but know our democracy demands.
The fifth edition of John Storey's successful Cultural Theory and Popular Culture Reader is an essential companion volume to Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, now in its eighth edition. The reader offers students the opportunity to experience first-hand the theorists and critics discussed in Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction through crucial articles and essays spanning over a hundred years of cultural theory. It can be used both in conjunction with and independently of the textbook. Taken as a whole, this book provides a theoretical, analytical and historical introduction to the study of popular culture and provides key primary coverage of fundamental issues in cultural studies. This edition includes: - a new section on Class, as well as additional readings on Sexuality and Gender. - fully revised general and section introductions from the editor, contextualising and linking the readings with key issues from the textbook - fully updated bibliography The new edition is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of cultural studies, media studies, communication studies, the sociology of culture, popular culture and other related subjects.
Part of Longman's successful Short Guide Series, A Short Guide to Writing about Literature, emphasizes writing as a process and incorporates new critical approaches to writing about literature. The eleventh edition continues to offer students sound advice on how to become critical thinkers and enrich their reading response through accessible, step-by-step instruction. This highly respected text is ideal as a supplement to any course where writing about literature or literary studies is emphasized.
Featuring over eighty essays, "Cultural Theory: The Key Thinkers" is a seminal guide to the literary critics, sociologists, historians, artists, philosophers and writers who have shaped culture and society, and the way in which we view them. Ranging from Arnold to Le Corbusier, from Eco to Marx, the entries offer a lucid analysis of the work of influential figures in the study of cultural theory, making this the perfect introduction for the student and general reader alike.
"The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, Third Edition, is a comprehensive collection of work relating to literary theory from major philosophers ranging from Plato to Mary Anne Warren. These works-selected from a wide geographical, chronological, and thematic range-have been curated and edited into a readable foundational text for students and instructors alike to use"-- Provided by publisher