Reading Lessons: An Introduction to Theory

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Written by novelist Scott Dominic Carpenter (Theory of Remainders, This Jealous Earth), this book introduces students to different methods of reading. The underlying principle is that literary theory can enhance one's appreciation of a text, and Carpenter shows how one can read in ways that remain personal while being critically informed.

Reading Lessons focuses on the playfulness of theory and on the compelling questions it helps us ask, all the while drawing on popular examples from literature, film, advertising, television, and other media. For anyone interested in an introduction to literature and literary theory, this is a must read.

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This book introduces students to the ways literary theory can enhance their reading, and invites them to read in ways that are both personal and critically informed. Reading Lessons focuses on the playfulness of theory and on the compelling questions theory helps us to ask. Draws on popular examples from literature, film, advertising, television, and other media. For anyone interested in an introduction to literature and literary theory.

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Both a scholar and a fiction writer, Scott Dominic Carpenter teaches at Carleton College (MN). In addition to works of literary analysis (focusing, for example, on literary frauds and hoaxes, and on literature of political opposition), he has published an acclaimed novel (Theory of Remainders) and a collection of short stories (This Jealous Earth). His fiction has appeared in  a broad array of journals, some if it included in the anthology, Best Indie Lit New England.

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