The English Studies Book is designed to support students studying on English Literature and Language degrees. Combining the functions of study guide, critical dictionary and text anthology, it has rapidly established itself as a core text on a wide variety of degree programmes. Updated and revised throughout, this new edition: analyses local and global varieties of the English language in a range of media and discourses, including news, advertising, text messaging, rap, pop and street art includes fresh sections on the essential skills and study strategies needed to complete a degree in English--from close reading, research and referencing to full guidelines and tips on essay-writing, participating in seminars, presentation and revision covers the key theoretical positions and practical approaches taken by scholars in the field, including practical criticism, psychoanalysis, cultural materialism and new eclectic strands of thought. addresses crucial topics and terms such as accents and dialects, the canon, character and characterisation, discourse analysis, narratives in history, periodisation, realism, versification and intertextuality features extensive revisions and updates to the texts in the anthology, representing all the major genres from early elegy and novel to contemporary performance and flash fiction, and representing writers as diverse as Aphra Behn, Emily Dickinson, J.
M. Coetzee, Angela Carter, Russell Hoban. Adrienne Rich and Arundhati Roy provides an authoritative guide to the life skills, further study options and career pathways open to graduates of the subject is supported by a Companion Website featuring a wealth of information on the cultural history of English as a taught language, a wide selection of additional anthology texts, extended interpretations of poetry, prose fiction, plays and critical essays, suggestions for further online research and a comprehensive glossary of and grammatical terms. The English Studies Book is a wide-ranging and invaluable reference for anyone interested in the study of English language, literature and culture.
Rob Pope is Professor of English Studies at Oxford Brookes University and a National Teaching Fellow.
|Verlag||Taylor & Francis|
|Maße (L/B/H)||244/191/27 mm|
|Abbildungen||3 black & white illustrations, 8 black & white tables, 1 black & white halftones, 6 black & white line drawings|