Starting an English Literature Degree

Author: Andrew Green
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137052252
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Competition to study English Literature at university is now tougher than ever before. How can you make sure your application stands out? What is expected of you at university? How will you adapt to the changes in teaching, learning and lifestyle? The world of English Literature is an unfamiliar yet exciting one, and clear guidance on how to cope with the demands of university-level study is essential if you want to succeed. Andrew Green takes you from the A level/school/MA26 classroom to the university lecture theatre, covering everything from: • deciding which university and course is right for you • making initial applications • tackling Summer reading lists to the skills needed for studying at degree level: • preparing for lectures, seminars and tutorials • interpreting reading lists and developing your reading skills • applying literary theory • becoming a better writer • referencing an essay and avoiding plagiarism • researching online. Whether you are just thinking about taking English Literature to degree level, or needing help through your university course, Starting an English Literature Degree is the must-have companion.

Studying English Literature

Author: Tory Young
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139472203
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Studying English Literature is a unique guide for undergraduates beginning to study the discipline of literature and those who are thinking of doing so. Unlike books that provide a survey of literary history or non-subject specific manuals that offer rigid guidelines on how to write essays, Studying English Literature invites students to engage with the subject's history and theory whilst at the same time offering information about reading, researching and writing about literature within the context of a university. The book is practical yet not patronizing: for example, whilst the discussion of plagiarism provides clear guidelines on how not to commit this offence, it also considers the difficulties students experience finding their own 'voice' when writing and provokes reflection on the value of originality and the concepts of adaptation, appropriation and intertextuality in literature. Above all, the book prizes the idea of argument rather than insisting upon formulaic essay plans, and gives many ways of finding something to say as you read and when you write, in chapters on Reading, Argument, Essays, Sentences and References.

Studying Arts and Humanities

Author: Catherine Bates
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137040718
Format: PDF, Docs
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Clearly illustrated with examples of written work and useful interactive exercises, this guide will encourage independent learning, helping arts and humanities students to develop effective study habits and learn successful strategies for reading and writing about theoretical texts.

Doing English

Author: Robert Eaglestone
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415284233
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Doing Englishexamines the evolution of English as a subject and questions the assumptions that lie behind approaches to literature. The author deals with the exciting new ideas and contentious debates that inform English education today, covering a range of issues from critical approaches to value, the canon and Shakespeare, to cultural heritage and national identity and on to the future of English. In response to requests from readers, this fully revised second edition includes a new chapter on narrative. This volume is an essential purchase for all those planning to 'do English' at degree level.

The Opposite of Loneliness

Author: Marina Keegan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476753628
Format: PDF, ePub
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The instant New York Times bestseller and publishing phenomenon: Marina Keegan’s posthumous collection of award-winning essays and stories “sparkles with talent, humanity, and youth” (O, The Oprah Magazine). Marina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. Marina left behind a rich, deeply expansive trove of writing that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. Her short story “Cold Pastoral” was published on NewYorker.com. Her essay “Even Artichokes Have Doubts” was excerpted in the Financial Times, and her book was the focus of a Nicholas Kristof column in The New York Times. Millions of her contemporaries have responded to her work on social media. As Marina wrote: “We can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over…We’re so young. We can’t, we MUST not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it’s all we have.” The Opposite of Loneliness is an unforgettable collection of Marina’s essays and stories that articulates the universal struggle all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to impact the world. “How do you mourn the loss of a fiery talent that was barely a tendril before it was snuffed out? Answer: Read this book. A clear-eyed observer of human nature, Keegan could take a clever idea...and make it something beautiful” (People).

Beowulf

Author: Anonymous,
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
ISBN: 146778687X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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King Hrothgar of Denmark has a problem: though his land prospers, his great mead-hall is plagued nightly by a horrible beast, Grendel, that pillages and kills his men. Leaving his home in Sweden, the warrior Beowulf sails to the king's aid. Beowulf and his men camp in the mead-hall to wait for Grendel. When the beast attacks, Beowulf grabs him by the claw and rips his arm off, making the beast flee in defeat. But Grendel isn't the only challenge facing Beowulf and, even in his native Sweden, adventures and dangers await. Written between the 8th and 11th centuries, Beowulf is the oldest surviving epic poem written in Old English. This unabridged version is taken from the translation by published by John Lesslie Hall in 1892.

Renaissance Woman A Sourcebook

Author: Kate Aughterson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134810016
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Renaissance Woman: A Sourcebook is an invaluable collection of accounts of women and femininity in early modern England. The volume is divided thematically into nine sections, each with an accessible introduction, notes on sources and an annotated bibliography. The sections are: * Theology * Biology * Conduct * Sexuality and Motherhood * Politics and Law * Education * Work * Writing and Speaking * Feminism Renaissance Woman: A Sourcebook brings together sources ranging from medical documents and political pamphlets to sermons and the Bible, as well as literary sources. Providing a historical context to issues of gender in the Renasissance, it will be essential reading for students of the period, gender studies and cultural history.

Teaching English Literature 16 19

Author: Carol Atherton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113631041X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Teaching English Literature 16 – 19 is an essential new resource that is suitable for use both as an introductory guide for those new to teaching literature and also as an aid to reflection and renewal for more experienced teachers. Using the central philosophy that students will learn best when actively engaged in discussion and encouraged to apply what they have learnt independently, this highly practical new text contains: discussion of the principles behind the teaching of literature at this level; guidelines on course planning, pedagogy, content and subject knowledge; advice on teaching literature taking into account a range of broader contexts, such as literary criticism, literary theory, performance, publishing, creative writing and journalism; examples of practical activities, worksheets and suggestions for texts; guides to available resources. Aimed at English teachers, teacher trainees, teacher trainers and advisors, this resource is packed full of new and workable ideas for teaching all English literature courses.

Brideshead Revisited

Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 0735252955
Format: PDF, ePub
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One of the best and most poignant novels of the twentieth century. Charles Ryder’s life is changed when he meets Lord Sebastian Flyte, an eccentric, troubled young aristocrat, and his family. They are strongly Catholic, but their faith is not uncomplicated. Unhappy marriages and searches for love crash up against strict moral teachings. Where and how will Charles and the Flytes find happiness, and what does that mean for their futures? Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.