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Encyclopedia of American Literature by
Call Number: PS21 .E54 2013eb
Publication Date: 2013-06-01
This encyclopedia is an extensive reference work that spans the entire scope of American literature, from the colonial period to the present throughout four volumes. It includes entries on writers, works, literary movements, and a variety of other topics. Regionally and culturally inclusive, entries on writers describe key life events, provide thumbnail descriptions of and critical reactions to their works, and discuss the writer's significance in the literary period. Online copy available for viewing, click on the title or search the library catalog.
Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature by
Call Number: PN669 .R88 2006
Publication Date: 2005-11-01
This encyclopedia offers a comprehensive account of the literary works, writers, and concepts of the Middle Ages; from 500 to 1500 CE. Covering not only European literature but also that of India, the Far East, and the Muslim world, this invaluable A-to-Z guide is one of the most inclusive single-volume references of its kind. Approximately 700 entries cover works, authors, and terms from a wide range of cultures and languages. Online copy available for viewing, click on the title or search the library catalog.
Call Number: PN49 .D52 2008
Publication Date: 2006-10-09
Features student-centered approaches to literature--from experience to interpretation to evaluation--and an emphasis on making connections between texts and thinking critically about literature. Known for its clear presentation of the formal elements of literature and literary analysis, this compact anthology effectively balances classic, modern, and contemporary works across the three major genres, blending well-known writers with a diverse gathering of newer, international figures. This literary breadth is supplemented by extensive coverage of writing about literature, making this book an excellent text for introduction to literature courses as well as literature-based composition courses.
Call Number: PN6014 .L62 2004
Publication Date: 2003-07-15
The great themes of humanity--innocence and experience, conformity and rebellion, culture and identity, love and hate, and the presence of death--are represented and explored. The editors have provided advice on how to read and write about the literature in this thematic anthology. Throughout the anthology they raise questions--about style, meaning, and method in the stories, poems, plays, and essays--for consideration as one reads and writes.
Call Number: PN6014 .L58 2005
Publication Date: 2004-04-02
Literature, Compact Fourth Edition, a concise version of the most popular introduction of its kind, is organized into three genres--Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. As in past editions, the authors' collective poetic voice brings personal warmth and a human perspective to the discussion of literature, adding to students' interest in the readings.
Studying Literature by
Call Number: PE1121 .M68 2000
Publication Date: 2000-04-01
Examines what makes a piece of writing "literature" and discusses individual pieces in the context of students' experiences, beliefs, and values.
Teaching Literature by
Call Number: PN59 .S49 2003
Publication Date: 2003-01-06
Teaching Literature is an inspirational guidebook for all teachers of English and American literature in higher education. Written by leading academic, prolific author and cultural journalist, Elaine Showalter. Original and provocative reflections on teaching literature in higher education. Encourages teachers to make their classroom practice intellectually exciting. Wide-ranging - covers the practical, theoretical, and methodological aspects of teaching literature. Highly practical - employs real examples from real classes and careers throughout.
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