The English Studies Book

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9780415128674: The English Studies Book

The English Studies Handbook is a combination of critical dictionary, anthology, workbook and study guide. It is designed primarily for students studying English Language and/or Literature at colleges and universities. Inter-disciplinary in approach and highly flexible in its range of applications, it provides students and teachers with a text adaptable enough to support learning and teaching the whole range of introductory courses in English language, literature and culture.
Features:
* contains 100 common critical, theoretical and linguistic terms
* each entry is extensively cross-referenced, and includes a definition, critical historical application, activities, cues for discussion and notes for further reading
* includes numerous examples from a wide range of texts: contemporary and classic, literary and otherwise. Each extract is contextualised and cross-referenced to items in the body of the book
* introduces the historical, geographical, cultural and social complexities of 'English' and explores its study as a college and university subject
* introduces the major theoretical positions and provides practical approaches to the subject
* contains maps and a linguistic, literary and cultural chronology of 'Englishes'
Benefits:
* has a flexible structure suitable for a variety of courses and classroom contexts
* introduces students to a wide range of literary and non-literary texts
* can be used as a classroom text or as an aid to independent study
* provides an overview of current materials and strategies for teaching and learning.

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Rob Pope is Principal Lecturer in English Studies at Oxford Brookes University. He has taught English at universities in England, Wales, Russia, New Zealand and Australia. Well known for his innovative teaching practices, he is author of Textual Intervention (Routledge, 1995).

Review:

'A marvellously compact, all round guide to English, written primarily with the undergraduate in mind but suitable for everyone with an interest in the language. Seriously academic textbooks rarely make for interesting, accessible reading for the rest of us, but this is one very welcome exception.' - Writing Maga zine

'Useful to teachers as a handbook to the changing nature of English Literature, and a source of classroom activities' - English and Media Magazine

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