Handbook to Literary Research

Handbook to Literary Research

by Delia da Sousa Correa
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415198593

ISBN-13: 9780415198592

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A Handbook to Literary Research is a vital, one of a kind student resource, which has been written specifically for those embarking on a Masters degree in Literature. It provides an introduction to research techniques, methodologies and information sources relevant to the study of literature at postgraduate level. The unique and invaluable guide is divided

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A Handbook to Literary Research is a vital, one of a kind student resource, which has been written specifically for those embarking on a Masters degree in Literature. It provides an introduction to research techniques, methodologies and information sources relevant to the study of literature at postgraduate level. The unique and invaluable guide is divided into four sections:

* a practical guide to the uses of research libraries, research sources and computers, including the Internet
* an introduction to the work of textual scholars and bibliographers, focusing particularly on the practical and theoretical issues faced by textual editors
* an overview of literary research and literary theory, including outlines of feminist theory, deconstruction, reader-response and reception theory, new historicism, and post-colonial theory
* a detailed guide on how to write and present a Masters, including a glossary and checklist for finding guides, reference books and other study sources.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415198592
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors4
1Introduction to the Handbook5
Pt. 1Tools of the trade
2Research techniques and the use of libraries13
3Using the Internet for literary research19
Pt. 2Textual scholarship and book history
4Bibliography39
5History of the book49
6Editing literary texts63
Pt. 3Literary research and literary theory
7From New Criticism to structuralism85
8Literature, gender, feminist criticism117
9Deconstruction131
10Reader-response criticism and reception theory139
11New Historicism150
12Post-colonial theory159
Pt. 4The dissertation
13Planning, writing and presenting a dissertation173
Pt. 5Reference
14Glossary187
15Library exercises - model answers199
16Checklist of libraries, reference books and other sources204
Index231

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