Anthology of Japanese Literature: From the Earliest Era to the Mid-nineteenth Century
The sweep of Japanese literature in all its great variety was made available to Western readers for the first time in this anthology. Every genre and style, from the celebrated No plays to the poetry and novels of the seventeenth century, find a place in this book. An introduction by Donald Keene places the selections in their proper historical context, allowing the readers to enjoy the book both as literature and as a guide to the cultural history of Japan. Selections include ?
Product Description In Dostoevsky in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Dostoevskys life, ideas, and writings and explains their influence on literature and on mans struggle to understand his place in the world.
Integrating African American Literature in the Library and Classroom
It is important that the school curriculae be representative of the diversity of the American student population. Integrating African American Literature in the Library and Classroom is designed to help teachers and librarians achieve that goal.
Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature: Worldly Teaching (New Frontiers in Education, Culture, and Politics)
Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature enables a better pedagogical praxis by offering both wide-ranging theoretical explorations and results grounded in experience. Part One of the book focuses on various aspects of critical pedagogy and its importance for teaching world literature by offering ten carefully selected chapters written by established and emerging scholars in the fields of critical pedagogy, world literature, and postcolonial studies.
This second edition of Diana Ridley's bestselling book provides a step-by-step guide to conducting a literature search and literature review, using cases and examples throughout to demonstrate best practice. Ridley outlines practical strategies for conducting a systematic search of the available literature, reading and note taking and writing up your literature review as part of an undergraduate research project, Masters dissertation or PhD thesis.
This much needed book will be an invaluable companion to those who are already enthusiastic about the work of Diana Wynne Jones, as well as being a more than useful guide to those as yet relatively unfamiliar with her novels. Mendelsohn's emphasis is on Jones as a writer of critical fantasy, and the distinctions she draws between different varieties of fantasy (such as portal-quest and immersive) are particularly helpful in the light they throw on her claim that Jones's novels are in effect teaching young readers how to read the fantastic intelligently and critically.
Why is English synonymous with literature in the United States? At the turn of the twentieth century, literature courses were taught in the original language, and English did not signify literature any more than did French, Italian, or other modern languages. Fifty years later, English had colonized literature, and non-English literatures became configured as "foreign language study." This timely and important intervention into an on-going debate shows how the multilingual population of American faculty and students became progressively more monoglot, as did the configuration of literary studies.