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Author Wolfreys, Julian, 1958-

Title The English literature companion / Julian Wolfreys
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 421 pages.)
Series Palgrave student companions
Palgrave student companions.
Contents 1. About literature -- Literature: fundamental questions -- Introduction -- What is literature? / Bill Overton -- Why study literature? / Kenneth Womack -- Your literature course -- What to expect from your literature course -- Typical structure and content -- Literature and language -- Literature and creative writing / Jennifer Cooke -- Comparative literature / Doris Bremm -- Getting the most from your course -- Study skills for literature -- Introduction -- Study skills / Christopher Ringrose -- Writing and presentation -- 2. Literature modules -- Literature -- Introduction -- Critical studies: an example of a core module -- Conclusion -- Periods -- Old English literature / Philippa Semper -- Medieval literature / David Griffith -- The sixteenth century / Joan Fitzpatrick -- The seventeenth century / Hugh Adlington -- The eighteenth century / Bill Overton -- Romanticism and gothic / Ian McCormick -- The nineteenth century and the Victorians / Carolyn Kelley -- Modernism / Alex Murray -- Contemporary literature -- Forms, genres and other popular modules -- Introduction -- Tragedy -- Comedy -- The novel / Helen Wright -- Poetry / Bill Overton -- Drama / Neal Swettenham and Robert John Brocklehurst -- Epic / Nigel Wood -- Lyric / Nigel Wood -- Satire / Nigel Wood -- Realism / Lawrence Phillips -- Fiction / Lawrence Phillips -- Postmodern fiction / Alex Murray -- Gender / Doris Bremm -- Class / Nick /freeman -- Colonial and postcolonial literature / Jenni Ramone -- Subjectivity / Megan Becker-Leckrone -- Children's literature / Jenny Bavidge -- Film studies / Andrew Dix -- Popular fiction / Jan Baetens -- American literature / Brian Jarvis and Andrew Dix
3. Critical approaches and schools of thought -- Critical approaches -- Introduction -- Formalism / Meghan Becker-Leckrone -- Archetypal criticism / Doris Bremm -- New criticism / Megan Becker-Leckrone -- Bakhtin and dialogic criticism / Karine Zbinden -- Feminism / Ruth Robbins -- Marxism / Alex Murray -- Structuralism / Alex Murray -- Psychoanalysis / Brian Jarvis -- Deconstruction / Maria-Daniella Dick -- Postcolonialism / Jenni Ramone -- New historicism / Christopher Ringrose -- Cultural materialism / Alex Murray -- African American criticism / Andrew Dix -- Chicano/a studies / Jenni Ramone -- Gay studies and queer theory / Helen Davies -- Cultural studies / Brian Jarvis -- Ecocriticism / Jenny Bavidge -- Postmodernism / Andrew Dix -- 4. Key terms and concepts in English literature / Julian Wolfreys, Ruth Robbins and Kenneth Womack -- 5. Career pathways -- Career pathways -- Introduction -- Careers for English graduate / Ruth Robbins -- The experience of a degree in English / Claire Bowditch -- Interview / Claire Bowditch -- Conclusion -- 6. Learning resource -- Chronology
Summary What does it mean to study English Literature? Have can you navigate and get the most from your degree? The English Literature Companion is your comprehensive introduction to, and exploration of, the discipline of English and Literary Studies. It is your advisor on key decisions, and your one-stop reference source throughout the course. It combines:- A wide-ranging introduction to the nature, breadth and key components of the study of English Literature- Essays by experts in the field on key topics, periods and critical approaches- A glossary of critical terms and a chronology of literary history- Guidance about study skills, from using your time effectively to the practical mechanics of writing essays- Extensive signposting to wider reading and further sources of information- Advice on key decisions taken during a degree and on subsequent career direction and further study.Giving you the foundation and resources you need for success in English Literature, this book is essential pre-course reading and will be an invaluable reference resource throughout your degree.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-402) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject English literature -- History and criticism.
Reading List ALL255 prescribed text 2019
ALL735 prescribed text 2019
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780230365551 (electronic bk.)
0230365558 (electronic bk.)