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Studying English Literature and Language | 3rd Edition

An Introduction and Companion

ISBN-10: 0415498775
ISBN-13: 9780415498777
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PUBLISHER: Routledge
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Studying English Literature and Languageis unique in offering both an introduction and a companion for students taking English Literature and Language degrees. Combining the functions of study guide, critical dictionary and text anthology, this is a freshly recast version of the highly acclaimed The English Studies Book.

This third edition features:

  • fresh sections on the essential skills and study strategies needed to complete a degree in English--from close reading, research and referencing to full guidelines and tips on essay-writing, participating in seminars, presentations and revision
  • an authoritative guide to the life skills, further study options and career pathways open to graduates of the subject
  • updated introductions to the major theoretical positions and approaches taken by scholars in the field, from earlier twentieth century practical criticism to the latest global and ecological perspectives
  • extensive entries on key terms such as 'author, 'genre', 'narrative' and 'translation' widely current in debates across language, literature and culture
  • coverage of both local and global varieties of the English language in a range of media and discourses, including news, advertising, text messaging, rap, pop and street art
  • an expansive anthology representing genres and discourses from early elegy and novel to contemporary performance, flash fiction, including writers as diverse as Aphra Behn, Emily Dickinson, J.M. Coetzee, Angela Carter, Russell Hoban, Adrienne Rich and Arundhati Roy
  • a comprehensive, regularly updated companion website supplying further information and activities, sample analyses and a wealth of stimulating and reliable links to further online resources.

Studying English Literature and Languageis a wide-ranging and invaluable reference for anyone interested in the study of English language, literature and culture.

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PAGES: 448
CATEGORY: Language Arts & Disciplines
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