Teaching Stylistics

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This volume is a collection of original essays focusing on the key pedagogical issues behind the teaching of stylistics. Featuring contributions from authors based in the UK, Europe and overseas, it offers an international overview of how stylistics is currently taught and how the teaching of the discipline might be developed in the future. The volume is divided into two main sections, dealing respectively with larger theoretical issues in the teaching of stylistics and examples of classroom practice and detailed...

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Overview

This volume is a collection of original essays focusing on the key pedagogical issues behind the teaching of stylistics. Featuring contributions from authors based in the UK, Europe and overseas, it offers an international overview of how stylistics is currently taught and how the teaching of the discipline might be developed in the future. The volume is divided into two main sections, dealing respectively with larger theoretical issues in the teaching of stylistics and examples of classroom practice and detailed text analysis. In addition, the appendices provide an overview of the history of stylistics in the form of a timeline, short biographies of significant figures in the field and substantial lists of further reading. Teaching Stylistics will be of value to postgraduates new to teaching as well as established teachers, particularly those working at the interface between language and literary studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230235885
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/19/2011
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

LESLEY JEFFRIES is Professor of English Language at the University of Huddersfield, UK. She was recently the Chair of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) and is co-editor (with Dan McIntyre) of the Perspectives on the English Language (PEL) series for Palgrave. She is the author of a number of books, including Critical Stylistics (in the PEL series), Textual Construction of the Female Body (Palgrave 2007) and Opposition in Discourse (Continuum 2010). She and Dan McIntyre have recently published Stylistics (C.U.P.)which is an overview of the state of the art of this field. 
 
DAN MCINTYRE is Reader in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Huddersfield, UK, where he teaches courses in stylistics, corpus linguistics and the history of the English language. Among his publications are Point of View in Plays (John Benjamins, 2006), the co-edited Stylistics and Social Cognition (Rodopi, 2007), History of English (Routledge, 2009), the co-authored Stylistics (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and the co-edited Language and Style (Palgrave, 2010). He is series editor for Continuum's Advances in Stylistics series, co-series editor for Perspectives on the English Language (Palgrave) and Reviews Editor for the jourbanal Language and Literature.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on the contributors
Introduction; D.McIntyreL.Jeffries
PART I: THEORETICAL ISSUES
The place of stylistics in the English curriculum; D.McIntyre 
A teaching career in three chapters and three examples: why I teach stylistics, how I teach it, and why I enjoy it; M.Short 
Joining the stylistics discourse community: corpus evidence for the learning processes involved in acquiring skills for stylistic analysis; C.Bellard-Thomson
Processes of interpretation: using meta-analysis to inform pedagogic practice; M.Short, D.McIntyre, L.Jeffries &D.Bousfield 
Using stylistics to teach literature to non-native speakers; A.Chesnokova &V. Yakuba 
Learning without teaching: literature and the REDES project; W.van Peer, S.Zyngier &A.Chesnokova
PART II: PEDAGOGY IN PRACTICE
Teaching the stylistics of poetry; L.Jeffries 
Teaching the stylistics of drama; B.Busse 
Teaching the stylistics of prose fiction; M.Toolan 
Teaching non-literary stylistics; M.Lambrou 
Teaching multimodal stylistics; N.Nørgaard 
Teaching cognitive stylistics; D.West
Appendix 1: Chronology of key events in stylistics 343
Appendix 2: List of key works in stylistics 347
Appendix 3: An annotated bibliography of further reading and resources in stylistics 350
Appendix 4: List of key stylisticians and their contributions to the discipline 361
Appendix 5: A survey of current provision of postgraduate courses in stylistics in the UK and US 366
Index

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