Writing about the Humanities

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2003 - Art - 174 pages
A supplement for Introductory Humanities courses, as well as for Introductory Literature and Art History courses. This brief, practical guide to writing papers in humanities courses provides students with guidance in analyzing and interpreting works of art, literature, and music. The first half of the book covers general issues in writing about the humanities disciplines, including how to respond to, interpret, and evaluate different types of artworks. The second half focuses more specifically on writing in literature and the arts as well as the particulars of writing with, and documenting, sources. An appendix covers writing essay examinations. Sample papers are included.

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Contents

An Overview of the Writing Process
1
An Approach to Writing About the Humanities
19
Writing About Art and Architecture
37
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Robert DiYanni received his B.A. from Rutgers University in 1968 and his Ph.D. from the City University of New York in 1976. He has taught at Queens College of the City University of New York, at New York University in the Graduate Rhetoric Program, at Harvard University in the Expository Writing Program, and most recently at Pace University. He has written articles and reviews on various aspects of literature, composition, and pedagogy. He is also the author of numerous books and frequently lectures and participates in writing and literature workshops.

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