English in Practice: In Pursuit of English Studies

English in Practice: In Pursuit of English Studies

by Peter Barry
     
 

What is English? Peter Barry's book examines the practice of studying English, and the theory underlying that practice. He indicates how almost everything but the name of the discipline has changed during its short lifetime. He explores the core activities involved in "doing" English today, and looks well beyond the close reading of texts. He guides the reader through… See more details below

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What is English? Peter Barry's book examines the practice of studying English, and the theory underlying that practice. He indicates how almost everything but the name of the discipline has changed during its short lifetime. He explores the core activities involved in "doing" English today, and looks well beyond the close reading of texts. He guides the reader through some of the most contested issues in the subject and surveys areas that have newly come under the banner of "English."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340808856
Publisher:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Publication date:
03/27/2003
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Studying English: Introduction: the value and appeal of English;
Reading the Lines;
Reading Between the Lines;
Reading Beyond the Lines;
New Genres in English;
English as Language;
English and Creative Writing;
The Essay; Part 2: Progressing in English:
Literary Criticism and Literary Theory;
Text as Text;
English and History;
English then and now;
Online and digital English;
The Dissertation;
Continuing your English to Masters Level
Index

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