Studying Literature in English: An Introduction

1st Edition

Dominic Rainsford

Routledge
Published June 27, 2014
Textbook - 198 Pages
ISBN 9780415699235 - CAT# Y132821

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Summary

Studying Literature in English provides the ideal point of entry for students of English Literature. This book is an accessible guide for Literature students around the world. This book:

  • Grounds literature and the study of literature throughout by referencing a selection of well-known novels, plays and poems
  • Examines the central questions that readers ask when confronting literary texts, and shows how these make literary theory meaningful and necessary
  • Links British, American and postcolonial literature into a coherent whole
  • Discusses film as literature and provides the basic conceptual tools in order to study film within a literature-course framework
  • Places particular emphasis on interdisciplinarity by examining the connections between the study of literature and other disciplines
  • Provides an annotated list of further reading

From principal literary genres, periods and theory, to strategies for reading, research and essay-writing, Dominic Rainsford provides an engaging introduction to the most important aspects of studying literature in English. This book is invaluable reading for anyone studying literature in English.

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