Doing English: A Guide for Literature Students

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Psychology Press, 2000 - LITERARY CRITICISM - 159 pages
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Aimed at students in the final year of secondary education or beginning degrees, this immensely readable book provides the ideal introduction to studying English literature. The book will:
* orientate you, by explaining what you are doing when you 'do English' * equip youfor future study, by introducing current ideas literature, context and interpretation * enable youto bridge the gap between 'traditional' and 'theoretical' approaches to literature, showing why English has had to change and what those changes mean for you.
Doing Englishdeals with the exciting new ideas and contentious debates that make up English today, covering a broad range of issues from the history of literary studies and the canon to Shakespeare, politics and the future of English. The second edition has been revised throughout and includes a new chapter on narrative. Robert Eaglestone's refreshingly clear explanations and advice make this volume essential reading for all those planning to 'do English' at advanced or degree level.

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Review: Doing English

User 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

Review: Doing English

User Review  - Daniel Apatiga - Goodreads

Gets you in the spirit of being an English major. It helped me with understanding how English as a major came about. Read full review

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