Literary Experience

ISBN-10: 141301917X
ISBN-13: 9781413019179
Edition: 2008
List price: $163.95
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Description: Organized around the elements of literature common to all genres, THE LITERARY EXPERIENCE allows classes to focus on the real interpretive questions students ask of any text. A single chapter on symbol, for example, includes discussion of symbols in  More...

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List price: $163.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 2/6/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1872
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Organized around the elements of literature common to all genres, THE LITERARY EXPERIENCE allows classes to focus on the real interpretive questions students ask of any text. A single chapter on symbol, for example, includes discussion of symbols in poems, stories, as well as plays.

Bruce Beiderwell completed his Ph.D. in 1985 and since then has taught a wide range of composition and literature courses. He has published articles and reviews on 19th century fiction and detective fiction. His book, POWER AND PUNISHMENT IN SCOTT'S NOVELS (University of Georgia Press, 1992), was nominated in 1993 for the McVities Prize, an award given to the best book of the year on a Scottish subject. Beiderwell is now director of UCLA Writing Programs.

Scene, Episode, and Plot: What Happened and Why Do We Care?
Incident, Scene, and Sequence
Episode, Impression, and Fragment
Tension, Release, and Resolution
Multiple and Reflexive Plots
Modeling Critical Analysis for Jamaica Kincaid''s Girl
Anthology: Detective Work ? Figuring Plot
Character: Who Is Involved and Why Does It Matter?
Building Character
Presenting Character
Picturing Character
Feeling For Character
Character and Function
Modeling Critical Analysis for Jamaica Kincaid''s Girl
Anthology: Power Plays ? Characterizing Relationships
Theme: What Is the Nature of Meaning In A Work Of Art? Is Meaning the Same As Message?
Theme and Thesis
Theme and Moral
Multiple Themes In A Single Work
When the Message is Unwanted
Modeling Critical Analysis for Jamaica Kincaid''s Girl
Anthology: Exploring Boundaries ? Interpreting Theme
Point of View: How Do We Know What We Know About What Happened?
Perspective
The Narrative Eye
Reliable and Unreliable Narrators
Film Focus and Angles
Shifting Perspectives
Modeling Critical Analysis for Robert Browning''s "My Last Duchess." Anthology: Trust and Doubt ? A Matter of Point of View
Setting: Where and When Does the Action Take Place? Why Does It Make A Difference?
Place and Time
The Role of Physical Objects
Imaginary Places
Modeling Critical Analysis for Robert Browning''s "My Last Duchess." Anthology: From Gothic Space to Recognizable Place ? Creating Setting
Rhythm, Pace, and Rhyme: How Do Sounds Move?
Filmic Rhythm
Poetic Rhythm
The Rhythm of Pauses
The Rhythm of Sounds
Modeling Critical Analysis for Robert Browning''s "My Last Duchess." Anthology: Innocence and Experience ? Rhythm and Meaning
Images: Can We Trade A Picture for A Thousand Words?
Creating Pictures With Words
Registering Taste and Smell
The Interaction of the Senses
Words and Pictures Interacting
Modeling Critical Analysis for T.S. Eliot''s "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." Anthology: Home and Away ? Personalizing Images
Coherence: How Does the Work Hold Together?
Design and Shape
Traditional Structures
Coherence Without Traditional or Fixed Structure
Modeling Critical Analysis for T.S. Eliot''s "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." Anthology: Ritual and Routines ? Structuring for Coherence
Interruption: Where Did That Come From? Why Is This Here?
Interrupting the Fictional Frame
Structural Interruptions
Juxtaposition
Montage
Modeling Critical Analysis for T.S. Eliot''s "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." Anthology: Framing, Mapping, Exploration ?
Placing Interruption
Tone: Did I Hear That Right?
Hearing Right
Mixing and Balancing Opposing Tones
Irony and Introspection
Modeling Critical Analysis for O Brother Where Art Thou?
Anthology: Caught Between Laughter and Tears
Word Choice: Why This Word and Not Another?
Precision and Playfulness
Beyond Summary
Definition and Usage
Critically Reflecting on Words
Modeling Critical Analysis for O Brother Where Art Thou?
Anthology: Romantic Love ?
Expressing the Exact Emotion
Allegory: How Do Concrete Actions Suggest Abstract Meanings?
Learning Through Likeness
Embodying Timeless Qualities
Reading Allegory
Modeling Critical Analysis for Jopo Guimarpes Rosa''s, "The Third Bank of the River." Anthology: The Quest for Truth ? Reading Allegory
Symbolism: What Makes Us "Read Into" An Event Or An Image?
Figurative Language
Recognizing Symbols
Allegory and Symbol
Modeling Critical Analysis for Jopo Guimarpes Rosa''s, "The Third Bank of the River." Anthology: Building and Undoing Community ? Taking Part In Symbolism
Context: What Factors Outside the Text Influence Our Experience of the Texts? What Do We Really Need To Know?
How Does New Knowledge Influence Our Experience of Old Texts?
How Is Knowledge "Outside" the Text Helpful?
Do We Need To Know Everything In Order To Understand?
What If Substantial Outside Knowledge Is Essential?
Modeling Critical Analysis for Jopo Guimarpes Rosa''s,

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