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CHAPTER TWO The basic elements of fiction 1 Introduction 2 Biographical note ' A Scandal in Bohemia ' 3 The basic ... In fact when you have developed more confidence in studying fiction I would recommend that you do this in order to ...

Author: Roy Johnson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719033977

Category: Literary Criticism

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This guide offers an introduction to the basic skills and intellectual tools required for making a study of fiction. It presents an explanation of the most common features of prose, using practical examples drawn from six short stories which are included as part of the study programme. The book is carefully structured in logical steps intended to lead the reader from attentive reading (to help produce a description of the piece), through analysis (inspecting, comparing and evaluating writing) to interpretation (making judgements on pieces of work and adopting different points of view). The overlapping of certain points and techniques is also explained and the book offers advice on spotting and analyzing specific writing techniques, gives practical advice on how to set about studying (keeping notes, organizing the page of work, drafting answers and so on) and offers self-assessment exercises and a detailed glossary. Under "Course Work", the book also suggests topics for discussion and essay topics for those using the book in a tutor-led setting.
1992 By Roy Johnson

How closely aligned should studying fiction and reading for pleasure be? 2. Does it matter if these two types of reading experience are very different? 3. Could studying fiction be realistically aligned to more closely resemble reading ...

Author: Jessica Mason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429619977

Category: Education

Page: 138

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Studying Fiction provides a clear rationale alongside ideas and methods for teaching literature in schools from a cognitive linguistic perspective. Written by experienced linguists, teachers and researchers, it offers an overview of recent studies on reading and the mind, providing a detailed guide to concepts such as attention, knowledge, empathy, immersion, authorial intention, characterisation and social justice. The book synthesises research from cognitive linguistics in an applied way so that teachers and those researching English in education can consider ways to approach literary reading in the classroom. Each chapter: draws on the latest research in cognitive stylistics and cognitive poetics; discusses a range of ideas related to the whole experience of conceptualising teaching fiction in the classroom and enacting it through practice; provides activities and reflection exercises for the practitioner; encourages engagement with important issues such as social justice, emotion and curriculum design. Together with detailed suggestions for further reading and a guide to available resources, this is an essential guide for all secondary English teachers as well as those teaching and researching in primary and undergraduate phases.
2021-04-19 By Jessica Mason

In the course of studying novels, we must learn to pay more overt attention to their language than does the average ... Novels and shorter works of literary fiction are narratives: in other words they all in some sense present readers ...

Author: Jeremy Hawthorn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472575128

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Now in its seventh edition, Studying the Novel is an authoritative introduction to the study of the novel at undergraduate level. Updated throughout to reflect the profound impact of e-reading and digital resources on the contemporary study of literature, the book also now includes a wider range of international examples to reflect the growing field of world literature. Providing a complete guide to studying the novel in one easy-to-read volume, the book covers: · The form of the novel · The history of the novel, from its earliest days to new electronic forms · Realism, modernism and postmodernism · Analysing fiction: narrative, character, structure, theme and dialogue · Critical approaches to studying the novel · Practical guidance on critical reading, secondary criticism, electronic resources and essay writing · Versions and adaptations Studying the Novel also includes a number of features to help readers navigate the book and find key information quickly, including chapter summaries throughout, a comprehensive glossary of terms and an historical timeline on the development of the novel, while annotated guides to further reading and discussion questions help students master the topics covered.
2016-11-03 By Jeremy Hawthorn

I could understand that – IF it weren't for the fact that I have been studying fiction writing for a long time, since 1963 officially. It's not a question of this guy being accused of murder and then saying, gee, I'm a fiction writer, ...

Author: G. J. Schaefer

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 9781936239191

Category: True Crime

Page: 291

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Including a foreword by a woman who once dated him, the perverse, violent stories, poetry, and fantastic scribblings of a man convicted in 1972 of murdering two women chart the killer's extreme pathology.
2011-02 By G. J. Schaefer

... studying fiction, the overall charges Said raises still retain their validity, and still need to be confronted. See Robert Irwin on Edward Said's legacy, “Lured in the East,” The Times Literary Supplement. Also Peter Burke, A Social ...

Author: Cecilia Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317357018

Category: History

Page: 296

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The easy accessibility of political fiction in the long eighteenth century made it possible for any reader or listener to enter into the intellectual debates of the time, as much of the core of modern political and economic theory was to be found first in the fiction, not the theory, of this age. Amusingly, many of these abstract ideas were presented for the first time in stories featuring less-than-gifted central characters. The five particular works of fiction examined here, which this book takes as embodying the core of the Enlightenment, focus more on the individual than on social group. Nevertheless, in these same works of fiction, this individual has responsibilities as well as rights—and these responsibilities and rights apply to every individual, across the board, regardless of social class, financial status, race, age, or gender. Unlike studies of the Enlightenment which focus only on theory and nonfiction, this study of fiction makes evident that there was a vibrant concern for the constructive as well as destructive aspects of emotion during the Enlightenment, rather than an exclusive concern for rationality.
2016-03-22 By Cecilia Miller

An Account of an Experiment in Popularizing the Study of Fiction Richard Green Moulton ... method of systematically studying fiction , which , when once discovered and tested by experience , would probably be adopted elsewhere .

Author: Richard Green Moulton

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030882701

Category: Book clubs (Discussion groups)

Page: 100

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STUDYING FICTION FOR EXAMINATIONS Studying is a dangerous word . To study a novel may sound a quite distinct activity from simply reading and enjoying it . Studying can suggest a need to acquire facts about novels , their authors and ...

Author: Robert Protherough

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106007790345

Category: Books and reading

Page: 212

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The practical problem is to find modes of Slowly , but surely , fiction in the form of studying fiction which can fit themselves into novels has made for itself a place in literature , the routine of ordinary busy life .

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924069273542

Category: American literature

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The practical problem is to find modes of SLOWLY , but surely , fiction in the form of studying fiction which can fit themselves into novels has made for itself a place in literature , the routine of ordinary busy life .

Author: Frederick Leypoldt

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ISBN: UOM:39015071098191

Category: American literature

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The practical problem is to find modes of Slowly , but surely , fiction in the form of studying fiction which can fit themselves into novels has made for itself a place in literature , the routine of ordinary busy life .

Author: L. Pylodet

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ISBN: IOWA:31858045165135

Category: American literature

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1896 By L. Pylodet