The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature offers a major reinterpretation, re-evaluation and repositioning of the scope, nature and importance of Scottish Literature, arguably Scotland's most important and influential contribution to world culture
As an academic discipline built upon Enlightenment thought and a cosmopolitan worldview―not grounded in the literary tradition of any single language or nation―comparative literature has benefited from regular reexamination of its basic principles and practices. The American Comparative Literature Association 1993 report on the state of the discipline, prepared under the leadership of Charles Bernheimer, focused on the influence of multiculturalism as a concept transforming literary and cultural studies.
Using Literature for Children and Adolescents for Intermediate Language Acquisition
This article suggests that literature written for children and adolescents is appropriate for use with intermediate-level students of English as a second or foreign language of all ages (including adults). Following a description of this literature, three instructional applications are reviewed: extensive free reading based on language acquisition theory, close reading while attending to form and function using stylistic analyses along with a language awareness perspective, and reading a story to develop essential cultural understanding of the target language...
Alchemist in Literature: From Dante to the Present
Unlike most other studies of alchemy and literature, which focus on alchemical imagery in poetry of specific periods or writers, this book traces the figure of the alchemist in Western literature from its first appearance in the Eighth Circle of Dante’s Inferno down to the present. From the beginning alchemy has had two aspects: exoteric or operative (the transmutation of baser metals into gold) and esoteric or speculative (the spiritual transformation of the alchemist himself).
History of Japanese Literature provides, for the first time, a history of Japanese literature with comprehensive coverage of the premodern and modern eras in a single volume. The book is arranged topically in a series of short, accessible chapters for easy access and reference, giving insight into both canonical texts and many lesser known, popular genres, from centuries-old folk literature to the detective fiction of modern times. The various period introductions provide an overview of recurrent issues that span many decades, if not centuries.
Learning World (Love Reading: turning the page on traditional approaches to literature)
Learning World is a brief TV magazine broadcasted by Euronews.
The joys and benefits of reading have been apparent down through the ages, but in the internet age some fear literature is losing its allure. According to one scientific study carried out at Emory University in the United States, brain function can be boosted for days after reading a novel. In this edition of Learning World we explore efforts to encourage people to read more. Maha Barada presents three stories from around the world, examining the issue from different angles.