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Contemporary Literature: The Basics
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Contemporary Literature: The BasicsContemporary Literature: The Basics

‘Contemporary Literature’ is among the most popular areas of literary study but it can be a difficult one to define. This book equips readers with the necessary tools to take an analytical and systematic approach to contemporary texts. The author provides answers to some of the critical questions in the field:
What makes a literary text contemporary? Is it possible to have a canon of contemporary literature? How does a reader’s location affect their understanding? How do print, electronic, and audio-visual media impact upon contemporary literature? Which key concepts and themes are most prevalent?
 
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Companion to Dramaturgy
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Companion to DramaturgyDramaturgy, in its many forms, is a fundamental and indispensable element of contemporary theatre. In its earliest definition, the word itself means a comprehensive theory of "play making." Although it initially grew out of theatre, contemporary dramaturgy has made enormous advances in recent years, and it now permeates all kinds of narrative forms and structures: from opera to performance art; from dance and multimedia to filmmaking and robotics.
 
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Visual Word Recognition Volume 2: Meaning and Context, Individuals and Development
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Visual Word Recognition Volume 2: Meaning and Context, Individuals and Development

Word recognition is the component of reading which involves the identification of individual words. Together the two volumes of Visual Word Recognition offer a state-of-the-art overview of contemporary research from leading figures in the field.
 
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Visual Word Recognition Volume 1: Models and Methods, Orthography and Phonology
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Visual Word Recognition Volume 1: Models and Methods, Orthography and Phonology

Word recognition is the component of reading which involves the identification of individual words. Together the two volumes of Visual Word Recognition offer a state-of-the-art overview of contemporary research from leading figures in the field.
 
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Contemporary Perspectives on Early Childhood Education
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Contemporary Perspectives on Early Childhood Education

This book considers and interrogates a range of new and critical issues in contemporary early childhood education. It discusses both fundamental and emerging topics in the field, and presents them in the context of reflective and contemporary frameworks.
 
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Learning Personalized: The Evolution of the Contemporary Classroom
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Learning Personalized: The Evolution of the Contemporary Classroom

A real-world action plan for educators to create personalized learning experiences
Learning Personalized: The Evolution of the Contemporary Classroom provides teachers, administrators, and educational leaders with a clear and practical guide to personalized learning. Written by respected teachers and leading educational consultants Allison Zmuda, Greg Curtis, and Diane Ullman, this comprehensive resource explores what personalized learning looks like, how it changes the roles and responsibilities of every stakeholder, and why it inspires innovation.
 
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The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery
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The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery

The world of mystery and crime fiction has been the subject of a numerous recent reference tomes, from Willetta Heising's excellent Detecting Women and Detecting Men to The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing. The former books are notable for their comprehensive cataloging of contemporary writers, and the latter succeeds by its reliance on a diverse range of authorities. But Bruce Murphy's The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery is much more a reader's book.
 
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