Studying Literature in English: An Introduction

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Studying Literature in English provides the ideal point of entry for students of English Literature. This book is an accessible guide for Literature students around the world. This book: * Grounds literature and the study of literature throughout by referencing a selection of well-known novels, plays and poems * Examines the central questions that readers ask when confronting literary texts, and shows how these make literary theory meaningful and necessary * Links British, American and postcolonial literature into a coherent whole * Discusses film as literature and provides the basic conceptual tools in order to study film within a literature-course framework * Places particular emphasis on interdisciplinarity by examining the connections between the study of literature and other disciplines * Provides an annotated list of further reading From principal literary genres, periods and theory, to strategies for reading, research and essay-writing, Dominic Rainsford provides an engaging introduction to the most important aspects of studying literature in English. This book is invaluable reading for anyone studying literature in English.