'Exactly what students need.' – Times Education Supplement
‘Excellent [...] Thought-provoking and accessible.' – The English and Media Magazine
'Doing English does English proud ... This is essential reading for students intending to study English to degree level – and for all those preparing for the challenges of new AS/A2.’ – Adrian Beard, Gosforth High School, UK
‘A valuable, original book. I know of no other that prepares students for higher education in this way.’ – Peter Childs, University of Gloucestershire, UK
Aimed at students of English Literature in their final year of secondary education or beginning degrees, this immensely readable book is the ideal introduction to studying English Literature.
Doing English presents the ideas and debates that shape how we ‘do’ English today, covering arguments about the value of literature, the canon, Shakespeare, theory, politics and the future of the subject.
In his lucid and engaging style, Robert Eaglestone:
Practical and provocative, the third edition of this classic guide is fully updated, including new material on English assessment objectives and a new chapter on creative writing.
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Review: Doing EnglishUser Review - Jake - Goodreads
Doing English, although very introductory, does a fantastic job of addressing some of the more fundamental questions that are unique to the peculiar subject of English: Why do we read so much ... Read full review
Review: Doing EnglishUser Review - Fia Eamónn Wåhlin - Goodreads
A great book to have read or to read whilst your studying English Lit. Really improved my skills to look at a text critically. Read full review