'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 - Goodreads
If you're not sure why you should 'do English' or you get annoyed by the assumed pomposity of the whole thing, this is an informative and very entertaining approach to the subject. I'm so glad I read ... Read full review
Review: Doing EnglishUser Review - Cynthia - Goodreads
Some good points, sometimes frustrating, useful for students who have read enough to contextualize the information. Not so useful at the very beginning of a student's study of literature--perhaps with a term or two under their belts or to re-read at a later date. Read full review