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Literary Terms: A Practical Glossary (2nd edition)
by Brian Moon
Student book Year 11+
Now in its second edition, this successful book has been fully revised. Over 20 new terms have been added, including desire, identity, myth, reader positioning, postcolonialism and subjectivity. The book also takes account of developments in literary theory and practice over the past decade to offer a perspective that remains both critical and contemporary.
Literary Terms is intended for use as a supplement to courses in English and Literature. Unlike other glossaries, it includes brief activities which help students develop a working knowledge of the concepts. Definitions and activities in the text are designed so that they can be used independently by students, at individual points of need. However, the glossary can also be integrated into classroom study without the need for additional preparation.
Each entry is structured as a mini-lesson which is organised in four parts:
A wide range of classic and contemporary texts is referred to, including High Noon, Heart of Darkness, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the comedy of Jerry Seinfeld. All are used to explicate concepts either through the provision of a telling example or as an inventive and accessible activity.
Literary Terms: A Practical Glossary, like Studying Literature, draws on recent developments in literary theory and places special emphasis on the role of reading practices in the production of literary meanings. As well as introducing new terminology relevant to this emphasis, the glossary reviews many traditional terms, such as 'style' and 'theme' in the context of contemporary approaches to the study of literature.
240x170mm 176pp ISBN 1 875136 21 5
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