Better readers make better writers.
Today’s students do read—we know that they read a significant amount of email, text messages, web pages, and even magazines. What many do not do is read in a sustained way. Many do not come to college prepared to read long texts, nor do they come with the tools necessary to analyze and synthesize what they read. Nick Delbanco and Alan Cheuse have proven in their own teaching that when you improve students’ ability and interest in reading, you will help them improve their writing.
Bringing writers to students, Bringing students to writing.
Literature: Craft and Voice is an innovative new Introductory Literature program designed to engage students in the reading of Literature, all with a view to developing their reading, analytical, and written skills. Accompanied by, and integrated with, video interviews of dozens of living authors who are featured in the text, conducted by authors Nick Delbanco and Alan Cheuse specifically for use with their textbook, the book provides a living voice for the literature on the page and creates a link between the student and the authors of great works of literature. The first text of its kind, Literature: Craft and Voice offers a more enjoyable and effective reading experience through its fresh, inviting design and accompanying rich video program.
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 30: READING AND VIEWING PLAY IN ITS ELEMENTS
Going Deeper into Drama
a sample student response: James Ness, "Trifles: Song and Stillness"
Types of DramaTragedyComedy Julianne Homokay, The Wedding Story
CHAPTER 31: GOING FURTHER: An Interactive Reading
An Interactive Reading from Edward Albee, The Zoo Story A Conversation on Writing with Edward Albee, video interview available online @ www.mhhe.com/delbanco1eEdward Albee, The Zoo StoryBrooks Atkinson, The New York Times review of the opening in America of Edward Albee's The Zoo StorySuggestions for Writing
CHAPTER 32: WRITING ABOUT DRAMAA Conversation on Writing with Edwin Wilson, video interview available online @ www.mhhe.com/delbanco1e
a sample student essay in progress
student paper: Jim Hanks, "Caged or Free? Animals as Metaphor in Edward Albee's The Zoo Story"Suggestions for Writing
CHAPTER 33: ANCIENT GREEK DRAMAA CASE STUDY on SophoclesA Conversation on Sophocles with Gregory Nagy, video interview available online@ www.mhhe.com/delbanco1e
The Oedipus StorySophocles, Oedipus Rex, translated by Robert Fitzgerald
Greek TragedyA Checklist: Reading Greek TragedyGetting Started: A Research ProjectFurther Suggestions for Writing and ResearchSome Sources for Research
CHAPTER 34: WILLIAM SHAKESPEAREA Conversation on Shakespeare with Ralph Williams, video interview available online @ www.mhhe.com/delbanco1eHamlet
The Elizabethan Theater
Language On Stage
Shakespeare's Confounding DiversityA Midsummer Night’s Dream Othello A Checklist: Reading William ShakespeareGetting Started: A Research ProjectFurther Suggestions for Writing and ResearchSome Sources for Research
CHAPTER 35: MODERN DRAMAA Conversation on Writing with Arthur Miller, video interview available online @ www.mhhe.com/delbanco1eArthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
From the Palace to the Living Room, or, The Origins of Modern TheaterHenrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, translated by R. Farquharson Sharp
The Real and SurrealTennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie
The Bard of PittsburghAugust Wilson, Fences
An Actor's Perspective on Modern Theater and August WilsonA Glimpse at the Work of Ruben Santiago-HudsonA Conversation on Writing with Ruben Santiago-Hudson, video interview available online @ xxxRuben Santiago-Hudson, stills from Lackawanna BluesReading Modern DramaSuggestions for Writing about Modern Drama
CHAPTER 36: CONTEMPORARY THEATERA Conversation on Writing with Arthur Kopit, video interview available online @ www.mhhe.com/delbanco1e Arthur Kopit, Wings
Experimental TheaterJoan Ackermann, The Second Beam David Henry Hwang, The Dance and the Railroad David Ives, Moby Dude, OR: The Three-Minute WhaleDenise Chavez, Guadalupe X ThreeGetting Started: A Research ProjectSuggestions for Writing about Contemporary Theater
A Handbook for Writing from Reading
Critical Approaches to Literature Formalist Criticism Boris Eikhenbaum, The Theory of the Formal MethodBiographical Criticism Gary Lee Stonum, Dickinson’s Literary BackgroundHistorical Criticism Carl Van Doren, Mark TwainPsychological or Psychoanalytic Criticism Kenneth Burke, The Poetic ProcessArchetypal, Mythic, or Mythological Criticism Northrop Frye, The Archetypes of LiteratureMarxist or Economic Determinist Criticism Leon Trotsky, Literature and RevolutionStructuralist Criticism Vladimir Propp, Fairy Tale TransformationsNew HistoricismStephen Greenblatt, The Introduction to the Power of Forms in the English Renaissance Feminist Criticism and Gay and Lesbian Studies Judith Fetterley, Introduction to On the Politics of LiteratureReader-Response Criticism Wolfgang Iser, Interplay between Text and ReaderPost-Structuralism and Deconstruction Roland Barthes, Death of the AuthorCultural Studies Vincent B. Leitch, Cultural Criticism, Literary Theory, Postculturalism Ethnic Studies and Post-Colonial Studies Henry Louis Gates, Loose Canons: Notes on the Culture WarsWriting from ReadingWhy Read Literature?Why Write from Reading?Reading to WriteFrom Summary to InterpretationDeveloping an Argument Developing an Argument for Robert Pinsky’s “Shirt”Forming a Defendable ThesisCreating a PlanDrafting Your PaperRevising Your DraftSample Revised Introductory, Body, and Conclusion Paragraphs Revised Draft of a Student’s Research Paper on Langston HughesA Final Note on Editing and Formatting Your PaperQuoting, Paraphrasing, Summarizing and Avoiding PlagiarismTypes of Information Requiring Documentation Common KnowledgeUse Sources to Support Your CommentaryAcknowledge Your SourcesFormat Quotations to Avoid PlagiarismFormat Paraphrases to Avoid PlagiarismFormat Summary to Avoid PlagiarismCommon Writing AssignementsWriting in a Digital AgeWriting across the CurriculumSummaryA Sample Precis of Herman Melville’s Short Story “Bartleby, the Scrivener”AnalysisA Sample Explication of William Blake’s Poem “Garden of Love”A Sample Card ReportSynthesisA Sample Comparison-Contrast Paper on “The Role of Grendel in Beowulf the Epic and the Movie”CritiqueThe Essay ExamWriting the Research Paper, avoiding plagiarism, and Documenting Sources Understanding Research TodayChoosing a TopicFinding and Managing Print and Online SourcesFinding Visual SourcesEvaluating Print and Online SourcesDeveloping a Thesis and Organizing the PaperRevisingDocumenting Sources and Avoiding PlagiarismA Student’s Research Paper on Langston Hughes and Jazz PoetryMLA Documentation Style GuideDocumenting Sources using MLA StyleMLA Style: In-Text CitationsMLA Style: List of Works CitedGlossary of TermsCreditsIndex to Authors, Titles, and First Lines of PoetryDirectory for MLA Documentation Style Guide: Inside Back Cover