The Literature Workbook

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 148 pages
The Literature Workbook is a practical introductory textbook for literary studies, which can be used either for independent study or as part of a taught class. Laying the ground for further study, The Literature Workbook introduces the beginning student to the essential analytic and interpretative skills that are needed for literary appreciation and evaluation. It also equips the teacher with practical tools and materials for use in seminars or when setting written assessments and projects.
Arranged according to genre and chronology, the chapters acquaint the reader with a range of key figures in English literaure and encourage the reader to think about them in their historical and cultural contexts.
Adopting a user-friendly case-study approach, each chapter contains
* exercises and activities
* discussion hints
* project work
* suggestions for further reading
The Workbook also includes:
* a glossary
* a subject and name index.
 

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Contents

the Italian and
6
Convention versus originality
14
From the Elizabethan sonnet to the present
23
Miltons When I Consider
30
Shelleys Sonnet to England in 1819
36
same but different
45
Activity and project work
51
DEATH ON STAGE
54
The artist as dreamer
87
Characterization through dialogue
93
Dialogue and wit
99
Hard Times
105
The two meanings of fancy
111
LAUGHTER IN PATRIARCHY
116
Colonial and patriarchal implications
122
Lies of Silence
129

Women welcoming death in The White Devil
61
References and suggestions for further reading
66
SHERIDANS SCHOOL FOR MARRIAGE
68
Comedy and the confusion of identity
74
DEGENERATE APEMEN OR HEROIC
80
Activity and project work
136
References and suggestions for further reading 115
137
Index
145
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About the author (1998)

Clara Calvo is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Murcia, Spain. Her publications include Power Relations and Fool-Master Discourse in Shakespeare, and she is a regular contributor to The Year's Work in English Studies.
Jean Jacques Weber is Professor of English at University Centre Luxembourg. His publications include Critical Analysis of Fiction, Twentieth-Century Fiction (co-edited, Routledge 1995) and The Stylistics Reader (co-edited for Routledge 1996).

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