The Edinburgh Introduction to Studying English Literature

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Now in its second edtion, this established guide for beginning students of literature has been updated to reflect the latest in teaching and research. Students will discover the full range of literary forms, styles, theories and critical strategies which are essential to the study of literature. Carefully selected examples demonstrate exactly how a different strategies for reading texts can be put to work and applied by students in their own work. All texts discussed are conveniently available in readily ...
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Overview


Now in its second edtion, this established guide for beginning students of literature has been updated to reflect the latest in teaching and research. Students will discover the full range of literary forms, styles, theories and critical strategies which are essential to the study of literature. Carefully selected examples demonstrate exactly how a different strategies for reading texts can be put to work and applied by students in their own work. All texts discussed are conveniently available in readily available works, the majority of which are also in the Norton Anthology of English Literature.

New for this edition:
* 3 new chapters on Reading, Writing an Essay, and Reflecting
* Updated Works Cited
* Texts discussed in the book keyed to the latest edition of the Norton Anthology of English Literature

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748691326
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publication date: 5/30/2014
  • Edition number: 2
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dermot Cavanagh is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Edinburgh. His interests centre on early modern political theatre, especially its relationship to late medieval drama and poetry.

Alan Gillis teaches creative writing as well as modern and contemporary poetry at the University of Edinburgh.

Michelle Keown is Lecturer in English Literature and the University of Edinburgh and specialises in Postcolonial literature and theory, particularly that of the Pacific region.

James Loxley works on Renaissance and early modern poetry and drama, especially the work of Ben Jonson; the literature and political discourse of the civil war period and the writing of Andrew Marvell; and contemporary literary theory, particularly issues of performativity.

Randall Stevenson is Professor of Twentieth-Century Literature at the University of Edinburgh.

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