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This introduction to the core areas of English Literature is combined with a helpful study skills guide. It provides students with the knowledge and essential skills to communicate effectively and participate fully in their degree course. Written in a lucid manner by two experienced lecturers in the subject, the book places special emphasis on what it will feel like to adjust to new environments and new intellectual expectations. Get Set for English Literature * Demonstrates the richness of studying English Literature. * Outlines the forms of learning and teaching from the lecture to individual supervision. * Describes specific courses in English Literature, from Shakespeare to contemporary fiction, including literary criticism and literary theory. * Introduces key study skills such as reading, getting the most from lectures and tutorials, time management, essay writing and assessment. * Includes a guide to further reading.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 22mm | 142g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748615377
  • 9780748615377
  • 1,385,867

About David Amigoni

David Amigoni is Professor of Victorian Literature at Keele University. He is the author of The English Novel and Prose Narrative (Edinburgh University Press, 2000) and Victorian Biography: Intellectuals and the Ordering of Discourse (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1992). He is co-editor, with Jeff Wallace, of Charles Darwin's 'Origin of Species': New Interdisciplinary Essays (Manchester UP, 1995), and co-editor, with Paul Barlow and Colin Trodd, of Victorian Culture and the Idea of the Grotesque (Ashgate, 1999).show more

Table of contents

Contents; Introduction; Section 1: Studying English Literature; 1.1.What is English literature?; 1.2 Why study English literature?; 1.3 What forms can the study of English literature take?; 1.4 The place of 'theory' in English literature programmes; Section 2: Study Skills in English Literature; 2.1 Reading; 2.2 Getting the most from lectures; 2.3 How to use a tutorial or teaching session; 2.4 Time management; 2.5 Assessment; 2.6 Research and writing skills; 2.7 Revising for and taking examinations; Bibliography and Further Reading.show more

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This book de-mystifies university English in a happy and unique combination of clarification of the discipline's complexities and straight-forward general advice. Most importantly, it conveys the excitement, joy, variety and adventure of English Literature. -- Dr. Monica McLean, Institute for the Advancement of University Learning, University of Oxford This book de-mystifies university English in a happy and unique combination of clarification of the discipline's complexities and straight-forward general advice. Most importantly, it conveys the excitement, joy, variety and adventure of English Literature.show more

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