Studying Fiction

A Guide and Study Programme Roy Johnson. CHAPTER TWO The basic elements of fiction 1 Introduction 2 Biographical note ' A Scandal in Bohemia ' 3 The basic elements of fiction 4 How stories are told 5 Construction 6 Close reading 7 Self ...

Author: Roy Johnson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719033971

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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This guide offers an introduction to the basic skills and intellectual tools required for making a study of fiction. It presents an explanation of the most common features of prose, using practical examples drawn from six short stories which are included as part of the study programme. The book is carefully structured in logical steps intended to lead the reader from attentive reading (to help produce a description of the piece), through analysis (inspecting, comparing and evaluating writing) to interpretation (making judgements on pieces of work and adopting different points of view). The overlapping of certain points and techniques is also explained and the book offers advice on spotting and analyzing specific writing techniques, gives practical advice on how to set about studying (keeping notes, organizing the page of work, drafting answers and so on) and offers self-assessment exercises and a detailed glossary. Under "Course Work", the book also suggests topics for discussion and essay topics for those using the book in a tutor-led setting.

Studying Fiction

This is not to suggest that Pennac's manifesto is an empirically tested study of how reading should be, in the classroom ... Could studying fiction be realistically aligned to more closely resemble reading in other contexts and, if so, ...

Author: Jessica Mason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429619979

Category: Education

Page: 138

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Studying Fiction provides a clear rationale alongside ideas and methods for teaching literature in schools from a cognitive linguistic perspective. Written by experienced linguists, teachers and researchers, it offers an overview of recent studies on reading and the mind, providing a detailed guide to concepts such as attention, knowledge, empathy, immersion, authorial intention, characterisation and social justice. The book synthesises research from cognitive linguistics in an applied way so that teachers and those researching English in education can consider ways to approach literary reading in the classroom. Each chapter: draws on the latest research in cognitive stylistics and cognitive poetics; discusses a range of ideas related to the whole experience of conceptualising teaching fiction in the classroom and enacting it through practice; provides activities and reflection exercises for the practitioner; encourages engagement with important issues such as social justice, emotion and curriculum design. Together with detailed suggestions for further reading and a guide to available resources, this is an essential guide for all secondary English teachers as well as those teaching and researching in primary and undergraduate phases.

Studying the Novel

PREVIEW This chapter deals with studying fiction in the context of World Literature; centres and peripheries: the novel and cultural imperialism; the fiction of atrocity as World Literature; and the depiction of disability in fiction.

Author: Jeremy Hawthorn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350171107

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Now in its eighth edition, Studying the Novel is an authoritative introduction to the study of the novel at undergraduate level. Updated throughout to explore more sub-genres of the novel, disability studies as a critical approach, and literatures of the apartheid in relation to world literature, the book also now includes a whole new chapter exploring the expansion and diversification of the canon studied to consider digital advances, the study of popular fiction genres, the graphic form, and children's literature. Providing a complete guide to studying the novel in one easy-to-read volume, the book covers: · The form of the novel · The history of the novel, from its earliest days to new electronic forms · Realism, modernism and postmodernism and contemporary fiction · Analysing fiction: narrative, character, structure, theme and dialogue · Critical approaches to studying the novel · Practical guidance on critical reading, secondary criticism, electronic resources and essay writing · Versions and adaptations Studying the Novel also includes a number of features to help readers navigate the book and find key information quickly, including chapter summaries throughout, novel excerpts to illustrate theoretical and analytical concepts, a comprehensive glossary of terms and an historical timeline on the development of the novel, while annotated guides to further reading and discussion questions help students master the topics covered.

Studying A S Byatt s Fiction Is Like a Game

Possession: A Romance was the first Byatt novel I read, it was the book that originated the urge to study all of her ... One of postmodern fiction's outstanding features is its outgoing referentiality through intertextuality and its ...


Publisher: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca



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Desde un punto de vista cuantitativo, los estudios culturales ocupan sin duda un espacio menor. Sin embargo, los tres artículos aquí presentados dan cuenta de la variedad de perspectivas posibles dentro de este apartado. No solo abarcan estos estudios diferentes géneros literarios, sino que recorren diferentes épocas históricas, desde el renacimiento hasta nuestros días. Así, destaca la recepción de la obra de Shakespeare adaptada a los principios estéticos del siglo XVIII español, la aparición de un problema tan actual como la violencia doméstica en el teatro y el cine de mediados del siglo XX o la vinculación de posicionamientos contraculturales de la generación Beat en la música de Bod Dylan. Todos estos estudios exploran, pues, la relación entre las prácticas culturales, la vida diaria y los contextos históricos en los que se producen. Como suele ser habitual, gran parte de las contribuciones presentadas en este volumen se centran en el estudio del aprendizaje del inglés como segunda lengua, una de las principales preocupaciones del sistema educativo español en estos momentos, tanto en la etapa preuniversitaria como universitaria. Es lógico, por tanto, que estos jóvenes investigadores muestren interés por un asunto que atañe a un elevado número de estudiantes en la sociedad actual. Los estudios van desde el análisis de libros de texto utilizados en la enseñanza del inglés, para comprobar si estos textos adoptan correctamente las cuatro destrezas básicas (listening, speaking, speaking, writing) al aprendizaje de la lengua desde el punto de vista de una aproximación comunicativa, hasta la relación de la prosodia y la utilización de audífonos por parte de personas sordas o la percepción que tienen los estudiantes de la pronunciación del inglés. Como se ve, problemas muy cercanos a la realidad pedagógica. Las contribuciones literarias se centran exclusivamente en autores del siglo XX (incluida una adaptación al Londres actual de una obra de Shakespeare), pero recorren todos los géneros literarios, así como el cine. En general, estos estudios se fijan en obras concretas y las analizan desde perspectivas culturales, sociológicas o psicológicas. Podemos encontrar autores consagrados, como Theodore Roethke y Ted Hughes o escritoras más localistas, como la canadiense Jeannette Armstrong, y sobresalen miradas postmodernistas, tanto en el ámbito de la novela como del cine. En definitiva, se trata de una selección de artículos altamente prometedora, que supone un claro desafío al futuro de los Estudios Ingleses. Por todo ello, hay que felicitar a todos los participantes y, sobre todo, a los editores de este volumen, que han demostrado una enorme capacidad de trabajo y entusiasmo.

Killer Fiction

I could understand that – IF it weren't for the fact that I have been studying fiction writing for a long time, since 1963 officially. It's not a question of this guy being accused of murder and then saying, gee, I'm a fiction writer, ...

Author: G. J. Schaefer

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 1936239191

Category: True Crime

Page: 306

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G.J. Schaefer, described as "a textbook case of the classic serial killer", gives clues to his personality in this chilling selection of writings, which are from before and during his prison term. They include stories, fantasies, "plans", and poetry. Perverted, horrifying, filled with hatred and violence, they clearly reveal both Schaefer's own pathology and that of various prison inmates with whom he was on intimate terms. Not for the faint of heart, Killer Fiction will appeal to fans of true crime and those interested in criminal psychology. Photos and illustration s.

Four Years of Novel Reading

An Account of an Experiment in Popularizing the Study of Fiction Richard Green Moulton. ing , and possibly more profitable . The use of this argument implies forgetfulness of the root idea of the Union . It does not concern itself with ...

Author: Richard Green Moulton



Category: Book clubs (Discussion groups)

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Literary News

THE STUDY OF FICTION . The practical problem is to find modes of Slowly , but surely , fiction in the form of studying fiction which can fit themselves into novels has made for itself a place in literature , the routine of ordinary busy ...




Category: American literature


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Literary News

THE STUDY OF FICTION . The practical problem is to find modes of SLOWLY , but surely , fiction in the form of studying fiction which can fit themselves into novels has made for itself a place in literature , the routine of ordinary busy ...

Author: Frederick Leypoldt



Category: American literature

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Literary News

THE STUDY OF FICTION . The practical problem is to find modes of Slowly , but surely , fiction in the form of studying fiction which can fit themselves into novels has made for itself a place in literature , the routine of ordinary busy ...

Author: L. Pylodet



Category: American literature


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Developing Response to Fiction

STUDYING FICTION FOR EXAMINATIONS Studying is a dangerous word . To study a novel may sound a quite distinct activity from simply reading and enjoying it . Studying can suggest a need to acquire facts about novels , their authors and ...

Author: Robert Protherough



Category: Books and reading

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