Theory into Practice / Edition 1

Theory into Practice / Edition 1

by Ann Brewster Dobie
     
 

ISBN-10: 015506858X

ISBN-13: 9780155068582

Pub. Date: 10/24/2001

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Beginning with approaches that students are already familiar with and then moving to less common schools of criticism, THEORY INTO PRACTICE provides extensive guidance for writing literary analyses from each of the critical perspectives.  See more details below

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Beginning with approaches that students are already familiar with and then moving to less common schools of criticism, THEORY INTO PRACTICE provides extensive guidance for writing literary analyses from each of the critical perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780155068582
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/24/2001
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. THE RELATIONSHIP OF READING AND WRITING. Reading and Writing in College. Engaging the Text. Shaping a Response. Helping the Process. Summing Up. Recommended Web Sites. Suggested Reading. 2. FAMILIAR APPROACHES. Conventional Ways of Reading Literature. Conventional Ways of Writing about Literature. Summing Up. Recommended Web Sites. Model Student Analyses. 3. FORMALISM. Historical Background. Reading as a Formalist. Writing a Formalist Analysis. Glossary of Terms Useful in Formalist Criticism. Recommended Web Sites. Suggested Reading. Model Student Analysis. 4. PSYCHOLOGICAL CRITICISM. Historical Background. Practicing Psychological Criticism. Writing Psychological Criticism. Glossary of Terms Useful in Psychological Criticism. Recommended Web Sites. Suggested Reading. Model Student Analyses. 5. MARXIST CRITICISM. Historical Background. Reading from a Marxist Perspective. Writing a Marxist Analysis. Glossary of Terms Useful in Marxist Criticism. Recommended Web Sites. Suggested Reading. Model Student Analysis. 6. FEMINIST CRITICISM. Historical Background. Reading as a Feminist. Writing Feminist Criticism. Glossary of Terms Useful in Feminist Criticism. Recommended Web Sites. Suggested Reading. Model Student Analysis. 7. READER-RESPONSE CRITICISM. Historical Background. Making a Reader's Response. Writing a Reader-Response Analysis. Glossary of Terms Useful in Reader-Response Criticism. Recommended Web Sites. Suggested Reading. Model Student Analysis. 8. DECONSTRUCTION. Historical Background. Practicing Deconstruction. Making a Deconstructive Analysis. Writing a Deconstructive Analysis. Glossary of Terms Useful in Understanding Deconstruction. Recommended Web Sites. Suggested Reading. Model Student Analysis. 9. CULTURAL STUDIES: NEW HISTORICISM. An Overview of Cultural Studies. Assumptions, Principles, and Goals of New Historicism. Historical Background. Reading as a New Historicist. Writing a New Historicist Literary Analysis. Glossary of Terms Useful in New Historicist Criticism. Recommended Web Sites. Suggested Reading. Model Student Analysis. 10. MORE CULTURAL STUDIES: POSTCOLONIALISM AND MULTICULTURALISM. Post colonialism. Historical Background. Basic Assumptions. Reading as a Post colonialist. Glossary of Terms Useful in Postcolonial Studies. American Multiculturalism. African-American Literature. Reading as a Multiculturalist. Writing a Cultural Studies Analysis. Recommended Web Sites. Suggested Reading. Model Student Analyses. LITERARY SELECTIONS. William Faulkner, Barn Burning. James Joyce, Araby. Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown. Guy de Maupassant, The Diamond Necklace. Letters of Abigail and John Adams. Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death. Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. Ernest J.Gaines, The Sky Is Gray. Jill Ker Conway, excerpt from The Road From Coorain. Zora Neale Hurston, excerpt from The Eatonville Anthology.

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