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viii, 184 pages ; 22 cm
  • "Is strategic instrumentalism the best we can do?"
  • Bureaucracy, "lightness," and discontent
  • Reframing, prophetic pragmatism, and artful critique
  • Being there, going public, and "the problem of the public"
  • An ethics of dissent.
"A critique of the composition field's engagement with education reform, particularly the practice of "reframing." Reframing is a pragmatic argument establishing or appealing to the professional authority of scholars in an effort to make that professional judgment more persuasive to publics, such as legislators and other policymakers"--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
xix, 201 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
This textbook invites the student to explore early English syntax by looking at the linguistic characteristics of well- known texts throughout the early history of English. It shows how that piece of the language fits in to the broader picture of how English is developing and introduces the student to the real writing of the period.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474420372 20180306
Green Library
x, 198 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Joe Moxley: Foreword 1. Graeme Harper: Introduction: The Possibilities for Creative Writing in America 2. Alexandria Peary: Histories and Historiography in Creative Writing Studies 3. Katharine Haake: Writing as Spiritual Practice 4. Tim Mayers: We Serve Writing Here 5. Stephanie Vanderslice: Theory and Pedagogy in Introductory Writing Textbooks: Creative Writing Leads the Way 6. Angela Ferraiolo: The Print Doctrine 7. Bruce Horner: Rewriting Creative Writing 8. Dianne Donnelly: The Convergence of Creative Processes and Their Neurological Mapping 9. Joseph Rein: Toward an Interdisciplinary Creative Writing 10. Kate Kostelnik: Creative Writing in First-Year Writing: Let's Remind, or Re-teach, the Value of Fiction 11. Christine Bailey and Patrick Bizzaro: Against Appropriation: Creative Writing and the Making of Knowledge Author Biographies Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783098811 20180122
In this compelling collection of essays contributors critically examine Creative Writing in American Higher Education. Considering Creative Writing teaching, learning and knowledge, the book recognizes historical strengths and weaknesses. The authors cover topics ranging from the relationship between Creative Writing and Composition and Literary Studies to what it means to write and be a creative writer; from new technologies and neuroscience to the nature of written language; from job prospects and graduate study to the values of creativity; from moments of teaching to persuasive ideas and theories; from interdisciplinary studies to the qualifications needed to teach Creative Writing in contemporary Higher Education. Most of all it explores the possibilities for the future of Creative Writing as an academic subject in America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783098811 20180122
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ix, 227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1 What is corpus linguistics? Chapter 2 Corpus analysis: tools and statistics Chapter 3 What is vocabulary: terminology, conceptualizations and research issues Chapter 4 Frequency and vocabulary Chapter 5 Corpora, phraseology and formulaic language Chapter 6 Corpora and teaching vocabulary Chapter 7 Corpora and learner vocabulary Chapter 8 Specialized corpora and vocabulary Chapter 9 Discourse, pragmatics and vocabulary Chapter 10 Summary and research projects Glossary Commentary on Tasks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138187221 20171211
Corpus Linguistics for Vocabulary Studies provides a practical introduction to using corpus linguistics in vocabulary studies. Using freely available corpus tools, the author explains step-by-step how corpora can be used to explore key vocabulary-related research questions such as: The frequency of English words and how to choose which ones should be taught to learners; How spoken vocabulary differs from written vocabulary, and how academic vocabulary differs from general vocabulary; How vocabulary contributes to the structure of discourse, and the pragmatic functions it fulfils. Featuring case studies and tasks throughout, Corpus Linguistics for Vocabulary provides a clear and accessible guide and is essential reading for students and teachers wanting to understand, appreciate and conduct corpus-based research in vocabulary studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138187221 20171211
Green Library
xii, 108 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Semantic Roles and Complement Selection: a Case Study of the Adjective Scared.- Chapter 3: Semantic Roles and Complement Selection: a Case Study of the Adjective Terrified.- Chapter 4: Semantic Roles and Complement Selection: a Case Study of the Adjective Afraid.- Chapter 5: Null Objects and Sentential Complements, with Evidence from the Corpus of Historical American English and Hansard.- Chapter 6: Concluding Observations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319729886 20180416
This book showcases fresh research into the underexplored territory of complementation through a detailed analysis of gerunds and `to' infinitives involving control in English. Drawing on large electronic corpora of recent English, it examines subject control in adjectival predicate constructions with `scared', `terrified' and `afraid', moving on to a study of object control with the verbal predicate `warn'. In each chapter a case study is presented of a matrix adjective that selects both infinitival and gerundial complements, and a central theme is the application of the Choice Principle as a novel factor bearing on complement selection. The authors argue that it is helpful to view the patterns in question as constructions, as combinations of form and meaning, within the system of English predicate complementation, and convincingly demonstrate how a new gerundial pattern has emerged and spread in the course of the last two centuries. This book will appeal to scholars of semantics, corpus linguistics, and historical linguistics as well as those with an interest in variation and change in recent English more generally.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319729886 20180416
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxviii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
  • Part 1 - Settings Chapter 1: Forest and Woods Chapter 2: Mountains Chapter 3: Caves Chapter 4: Beaches, islands, volcanoes and deserts Chapter 5: Ground and Paths Chapter 6: Streams, Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls Chapter 7: Sea and Waves Chapter 8: Cities, towns and villages Chapter 9: Roads Chapter 10: Gardens Chapter 11: Buildings Chapter 12: Doors, halls, corridors and stairs Chapter 13: Rooms Chapter 14: Time of day Chapter 15: Seasons Chapter 16: Rain, mist and fog Chapter 17: Wind, thunder and lightning Chapter 18: Smell and touch Chapter 19: Sound Part 2 - Characters Chapter 20: Age, height and shape Chapter 21: Face Chapter 22: Eyes Chapter 23: Mouth, teeth, nose and ears Chapter 24: Hands and fingers Chapter 25: Hair and facial hair Chapter 26: Clothes Chapter 27: Voice Chapter 28: Excited, happy Chapter 29: Concentrating, determined Chapter 30: Sympathetic, caring Chapter 31: Relieved Chapter 32: Angry, irritated, aggressive, impatient Chapter 33: Cold, evil, arrogant, sly Chapter 34: Frightened, timid Chapter 35: Nervous, embarrassed, shy Chapter 36: Sad, miserable Chapter 37: Tired Chapter 38: Pain Part 3 - Creatures Chapter 39: Parts, size, shape, colour and covering Chapter 40: Head Chapter 41: Eyes Chapter 42: Arms and legs Chapter 43: Wings and tails Chapter 44: Smell and sound Chapter 45: Movement Chapter 46: Habitat Chapter 47: Abilities and actions Chapter 48: Weapons and destruction Part 4 - Additional Vocabulary Chapter 49: Adverbs Chapter 50: Connectives Part 5 - Grammar in a Creative Context Chapter 51: Poetry Chapter 52: Modelled Sentences Chapter 53: Action Frames Chapter 54: Setting, interaction and reaction.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138093027 20180219
Now in a fully updated third edition, Descriptosaurus is the first book for creative writing that is a thematic expansion of a dictionary and a thesaurus; it provides children with a comprehensive resource with which to expand their descriptive vocabulary, experiment with language and sentence structure and build up narratives based around settings, characters and creatures. Descriptosaurus positions the word, zooms in on it to examine the meaning, expands it into phrases, and then provides alternatives in words, phrases and sentences; the model was created and refined over a number of years as a result of feedback from children inside and outside the classroom as to the resources they required to inspire and assist them with their writing. For reluctant writers or those faced with blank page syndrome, it provides essential starting points to encourage putting pen to paper, not only inspiring children, but also building their confidence, encouraging them to use, apply and create using the correct grammatical structures, and adding colour to their writing through evaluation and experimentation. New features for this updated third edition include: Sample poems Word banks and model sentences to provide a step-by-step process for development of vocabulary and understanding of phrase, clause and sentence structure Contextualised grammar and punctuation instruction and guidance Units of work where the models can be incorporated in a creative focus A companion website containing all the features of the book, games, planning sheets and vocabulary builders This is an ideal resource to dramatically improve children's creative writing for all KS2 primary and KS3 secondary English teachers, literacy coordinators and parents. It would also make an excellent classroom book for PGCE students, particularly Primary PGCE with English specialism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138093027 20180219
Education Library (Cubberley)
vi, 236 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
A lingua franca perspective into English language teaching in Brazil has only recently take flight. As an emerging economy, the country faces enormous challenges when it comes to language education in schools, where English has traditionally been taught as a foreign language. This collection brings the perspectives of academics and language practitioners in their efforts to incorporate an ELF approach into teacher education, thus offering a voice sorely missed in the international community interested in developing new approaches to English in a global world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501511776 20180312
Green Library
xii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
This volume explores both historical and current issues in English usage guides or style manuals. Guides of this sort have a long history: while Fowler's Modern English Usage (1926) is one of the best known, the first English usage guide was published in the UK in 1770, and the first in the US in 1847. Today, new titles come out nearly every year, while older works are revised and reissued. Remarkably, however, the kind of usage problems that have been addressed over the years are very much the same, and attitudes towards them are slow to change - but they do change. The chapters in this book look at how and why these guides are compiled, and by whom; what sort of advice they contain; how they differ from grammars and dictionaries; how attitudes to usage change; and why institutions such as the BBC need their own style guide. The volume will appeal not only to researchers and students in sociolinguistics, but also to general readers with an interest in questions of usage and prescriptivism, language professionals such as teachers and editors, and language policy makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198808206 20180115
Green Library
xxiii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Annette Bradford and Howard Brown: Introduction Section 1: English-Medium Instruction in Context Annette Bradford and Howard Brown: ROAD-MAPPING English-Medium Instruction in JapanHiroko Hashimoto: Government Policy Driving English-Medium Instruction at Japanese Universities: Responding to a Competitiveness Crisis in a Globalizing WorldBern Mulvey: Recent Government Policy and its Impact on English-Medium Instruction: Why this Time may be Different Section 2: The Implementation of English-Medium Instruction in Japan Hiroyuki Takagi: Development of English-Medium Instruction as a Key for Internationalizing Curricula in JapanBeverley Anne Yamamoto and Yukiko Ishikura: A Pebble that Creates Great Waves? Global 30 Classes and Internationalization of the Student Body Section 3: Challenges and Solutions for English-Medium Instruction in Japan Gregory Poole: Administrative Impediments: How Bureaucratic Practices Obstruct the Implementation of English-Taught Programs in JapanHiroshi Ota and Kiyomi Horiuchi: How Accessible are English-Taught Programs? Exploring International Admissions ProceduresSarah Louisa Birchley: A Marketing Perspective on English-Medium Instruction at Universities in Japan Section 4: The Student and Faculty Experience Christopher G. Haswell: Accepting Neighboring Englishes: Investigating the Attitudes and Preconceptions of English-Medium Instruction Students at an International University in JapanJuanita Heigham: Center Stage but Invisible: International Students in an English-Taught ProgramSae Shimauchi: Gender in English-Medium Instruction: Differences in International Awareness?Bernard Susser: A Tale of Two Classes: From EFL CBI to ELF EMIMiki Horie: Faculty Training for Non-Native Speakers of English at Japanese Universities: Effective English-Medium Teaching for a Culturally Diversified Student Population Section 5: Curriculum Contexts Bethany Mueller Iyobe and Jia Li: Factors for Success and Sustainability of an Elective English-Medium Instruction ProgramJim McKinley: Making the EFL to ELF Transition in English-Medium Instruction at a Global Traction UniversityNilson Kunioshi and Harushige Nakakoji: Features, Challenges and Prospects of a Science and Engineering English-Taught Program Section 6: Future Directions for English-Medium Instruction Akira Kuwamura: The Future of English-Medium Instruction in JapanAnnette Bradford and Howard Brown: Final Thoughts: Have We Seen this Before? The Information Technology Parallel.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783098941 20171227
English-Medium Instruction in Japanese Higher Education provides a touchstone for higher education practitioners, researchers and policy makers. It enables readers to more clearly understand why policies concerning English-medium instruction (EMI) are in place in Japan, how EMI is being implemented, what challenges are being addressed and what the impacts of EMI may be. The volume situates EMI within Japan's current policy context and examines the experiences of its stakeholders. The chapters are written by scholars and practitioners who have direct involvement with EMI in Japanese higher education. They look at EMI from perspectives that include policy planning, program design, marketing and classroom practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783098941 20171227
Education Library (Cubberley)
xxii, 355 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm
Green Library
PWR-1LC-01, PWR-1LC-01
28 PDFs (xxv, 491 pages)
  • Chapter 1. Foundational processes, home-school partnerships, and culturally responsive practices for dual language learners
  • Chapter 2. Creating spaces for critical literacy for bilingual learners: Korean kindergartners' discussions about race and gender
  • Chapter 3. Pushing in: a guide to enhancing co-teaching in the inclusion classroom with ESL students
  • Chapter 4. Hybrid language practices for English language learners
  • Chapter 5. Differentiating instruction for young English language learners in the content areas
  • Chapter 6. Understanding teachers' cultural competencies: supporting the development of teachers' self-awareness and social awareness
  • Chapter 7. The effects of transitional bilingual education vs. dual language immersion on English language Learners' Reading Assessment Scores
  • Chapter 8. Meeting the needs of young English language learners
  • Chapter 9. Mi familia: authentic parent-child writing during literacy night
  • Chapter 10. Intercultural competence for teachers of young ELLs
  • Chapter 11. Multimodal and community-based literacies: agentive bilingual learners in elementary school
  • Chapter 12. Examining bilingual teacher candidates' use of digital media
  • Chapter 13. Developmentally and culturally effective instructional strategies for linguistically and culturally diverse young children
  • Chapter 14. Phonemic awareness and literacy development in young English learners with non-alphabet-based home language
  • Chapter 15. Toward a participatory view of early literacies in second language contexts: a reflection on research from Colombia
  • Chapter 16. Perspectives on English language learners: addressing effective pedagogical practices for bilingual early childhood students' reading success in dual language classrooms
  • Chapter 17. Korean immigrant parents' involvement in children's biliteracy development in the U.S. context
  • Chapter 18. "What is the meaning of of?": the untold reading struggles of young African-born immigrants in US schools
  • Chapter 19. Play-based literacy instruction: interactive learning in a kindergarten classroom
  • Chapter 20. Cultivating civic generosity in elementary youth across glocal cultures, ecologies, and generations.
In the schools of today, English learners are the fastest-growing segment of the student population. As such, it is increasingly imperative to educate these students properly, while still practicing inclusion for overall student success. The Handbook of Research on Pedagogies and Cultural Considerations for Young English Language Learners is an authoritative research publication on research-based, theoretical frameworks and best practices for teaching young English language learners. Featuring exhaustive coverage on a variety of topics and perspectives such as co-teaching, inclusion, and social awareness, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the examination of how diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences contribute to curriculum and pedagogy for bilingual young learners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522539551 20171211
ix, 206 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Chapter 1 Introduction - In search of spoken language in the past Chapter 2 The Bolton/Worktown Corpus (BWC) and the Mayhew Corpus (MC) Chapter 3 Windows on Society: pronouns and vague category markers Chapter 4 Evaluation, Affect and Intensity Chapter 5: Dialect and identity Chapter 6 Sources and resources for historical spoken language research: beyond the MC and the BWC Chapter 7 Vernacular grammar: longevity and obsolescence Chapter 8 Vernacular continuity Chapter 9 Reflections.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138938717 20180122
Historical Research on Spoken Language: Corpus Perspectives uses historical sources to discuss continuity and change in spoken language. Based on two corpora compiled using data from sociological and anthropological studies of Victorian London and 1930s Bolton, the author shows how historical spoken corpora can illuminate the nature of spoken language as well as the attitudes, values and behaviour of the specific community represented in a corpus. This book: * demonstrates how spoken language can be examined using material collected before the advent of sophisticated recording equipment and large-scale computerised corpora; * shows how other written sources such as diaries, letters and existing historical corpora can be used to analyse informal language use as far back as the fifteenth century; * provides insight into the longevity and resilience of many spoken language features which are often regarded as vernacular or non-standard; * comes with a companion website which gives full access to the Bolton Worktown Corpus. Historical Research on Spoken Language is key reading for researchers and students working in relevant areas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138938717 20180122
Green Library
xi, 314 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
While there are numerous investigations of the impact English has exerted on Spanish, the reverse language contact scenario has received comparatively little attention. This book sheds light on the Spanish influence on the English vocabulary since 1801, offering the first systematic analysis of the multitude of words which have been taken over from Spanish and its national varieties over the past few centuries. The results provided by this study rely on the evaluation of a comprehensive lexicographical sample of 1355 Spanish borrowings collected from the Oxford English Dictionary Online. The focus of linguistic concern here is on the chronological distribution of the various Spanish-derived words, their contextual usage, stylistic function and sense development from their earliest attested use in English until today. The present-day use of the borrowings is illustrated with documentary evidence retrieved from a variety of English language corpora.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781527504035 20180306
Green Library
xvii, 154 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword Meryl Siegal Introduction Garima Dalal and Varun Gulati Section I ELT: Language Pedagogy and Technology 1.Issues in Assessing Second Language Reading Skill of Undergraduate Law Students Arpana Jha 2.Listening as a catalyst Syed Farhat Jahara 3.Using Conversation as the most powerful tool for English Language Teaching Rupali Saran Mirza 4.Intensifying Impact of the Internet on the English Language in India Shyamkiran Kaur & Poonam Pahuja 5.Virtual classrooms for ELT teachers & engineering students Amna Shamim Section II Case Studies 6.EAW test for Indian Universities: JNU as a Case Study Salonee Priya 7.Making language learning more interesting in Indian ESL classes Bushra Wadood 8.Relationship between English speech fluency and the methodology of teaching English in the schools of Srinagar city Nayer Rizwana and Aadil Amin Kak 9.Issues of Multilingualism and Language Curriculum in India Sandhya Shankar and Garima Dalal 10.Strategies for Designing Effective EOP Training Programs Nalina Singh 11.An Evaluative Study of the ESP Syllabi of North Indian Professional Educational Institutions Saroj Kumar.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498552813 20180319
Innovations in English Language Teaching: Trends in Language Pedagogy and Technology looks at the various trends and innovations that have emerged recently in the field of English Language Teaching. It gives an overview of the influence of a rapid change in the use of technology in the English language classroom which has an impact on the learning, acquisition, and enhancement of various language skills. It is an edited volume of twelve chapters dealing with a range of issues related to the current innovations and trends in English Language Teaching. Section I has six chapters, dealing specifically with language pedagogy and a diverse spectrum of papers discussing the use of technology in ELT. Section II comprises of six ELT case studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498552813 20180319
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ix, 193 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
  • List of figures Acknowledgements Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 2 - Speech sounds Chapter 3 - Word structure Chapter 4 - Sentence structure Chapter 5 - Word meaning Chapter 6 - Context Chapter 7 - Society and culture Chapter 8 - Rules, usage, and style Chapter 9 - Conclusion References Societies, associations, and university projects Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138234673 20180403
Is English changing? To what degree is it changing? Is this change good or bad? In answering these questions, Is English Changing? provides a lively and concise introduction to language change, refuting commonly held misconceptions about language evolution as we understand it. Showing that English, like all living languages, has historically changed and continues to change, this book: analyzes developments in the lexicon, the way words are spoken or written, and the way in which speakers and writers use words; offers a basic overview of the major subfields of linguistics, including phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics, all viewed through the prism of language change; discusses change over time with examples from Old English, Middle English, and Modern English; reinforces important concepts with examples from other languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and Czech; clearly defines key terms and includes advice on rules, usage, and style, as well as ample annotated further reading and activities throughout. Aimed at undergraduate students with little or no prior knowledge of linguistics, this book is essential reading for those studying this topic for the first time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138234673 20180403
Green Library
xiii, 206 pages ; 24 cm.
Building on Raymond Williams' iconic "Keywords" released in 1975, Jeffries and Walker show how some pivotal words significantly increased in use and evolved in meaning during the years of the `New Labour' project. Focussing on print news media, this book establishes a set of socio-political keywords for the `Blair Years', and demonstrates how their evolving meanings are indicative of the ideological landscape in Britain at that time, and the extent to which the cultural hegemony of the New Labour project influenced the language of the commentariat. Combining corpus linguistic approaches with critical stylistics the authors conduct an analysis of two newspaper corpora using computational tools. Looking closely at textually-constructed meanings within the data, their investigation of the keywords has a qualitative focus, and sets out a clear methodology for combining corpus approaches with systematic co-textual analysis.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxv, 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • 1. Language regard: what, why, how, whither? Dennis R. Preston-- Part I. Language Regard: Varied Methods: 2. A variationist approach to studies of language regard Patricia Cukor-Avila-- 3. The emic and the etic in perceptual dialectology Jennifer Cramer-- 4. Variation in language regard: sociolinguistic receptivity and acceptability of linguistic features Erica J. Benson and Megan L. Risdal-- 5. Social meanings of the north-south divide in the Netherlands and their linkage to standard Dutch and dialect varieties Leonie Cornips-- 6. Language subordination on a national scale: examining the linguistic discrimination of Hungarians by Hungarians Miklos Kontra-- 7. Regional identity and listener perception Valerie Fridland and Tyler Kendall-- Part II. Language Regard and Language Variation: 8. Language regard and migration: Cuban immigrants in the United States Gabriela Alfaraz-- 9. Perceptions of Black American Sign Language Robert Bayley, Joseph C. Hill, Carolyn McCaskil, and Ceil Lucas-- 10. Ethnolinguistic assertions regarding people who allegedly 'talk White', or 'talk Black' John Baugh-- 11. Language regard in liminal Hmong American speech communities James Stanford, Rika Ito and Faith Nibbs-- 12. Language regard and sociolinguistic competence of non-native speakers Alexei Prikhodkine-- Part III. Language Regard and Language Change: 13. Cracking the code: wedgies and lexical respectability Jack Chambers-- 14. Language regard and cultural practice: variation, evaluation, and change in the German regional languages Christoph Purschke-- 15. Tabula rasa new-dialect formation: on the occasional irrelevance of language regard Peter Trudgill-- 16. Sharedness and variability in language regard among young Danes: focus on gender Tore Kristiansen.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107162808 20180306
Bringing together a team of renowned international scholars, this volume provides a wide-ranging collection of historical and state-of-the-art perspectives on language regard, particularly in the context of language variation and language change, and importantly, highlights the range of new methodologies being used by linguists to explore and evaluate it. The importance of language regard to the inquiry of language variation and change in the field of sociolinguistics is increasingly being recognized, yet misunderstandings about its nature and importance continue to exist. This volume provides scholars and students of sociolinguistics, with the tools and theory to pursue such inquiry. Contributions and research come from Europe, North America, and Asia, and language varieties such as Spanish, Dutch, Danish, and American Sign Language are discussed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107162808 20180306
Green Library
xiii, 430 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Green Library
xi, 177 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Persistence and Resistance: New Research in English Studies gathers together a selection of articles by members of the Association of Young Researchers in Anglophone Studies (ASYRAS). The volume covers a wide range of topics dealing with English literature and culture, language and linguistics. Varied in content and methodology, the articles here offer valuable insights into how young researchers approach the field of English Studies at a time of crisis when the very existence of the university is at risk.The work gathered here also shows that we need to reconsider the meaning of international research. Based mostly in Spanish universities, the researchers gathered here come from a variety of national backgrounds, mainly Spanish, but also British, American, Eastern European and Chinese. They are producing research in English Studies in a global Anglophone environment, contributing at the same time - with persistence and resistance - new approaches that enhance the research produced in the geographical areas where English is spoken.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781527506084 20180416
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
x, 127 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Introduction: Towards a politics of form Greta Olson and Sarah Copland 1. Combined and uneven styles in the modern world-system: stylistic ideology in Jose de Alencar, Machado de Assis and Thomas Hardy Daniel Hartley 2. Liberal formalisms Frederik Van Dam 3. The politics of fictionality in documentary form: The Act of Killing and The Ambassador Stefan Iversen and Henrik Skov Nielsen 4.The politics of form in Samuel Beckett's late theatre and prose Paul Stewart 5. A cast never on stage before: revolution, utopia and social critique in David Caute's Comrade Jacob and Caryl Churchill's Light Shining in Buckinghamshire Corina Stan 6. Towards resilience and playfulness: the negotiation of indigenous Australian identities in twentieth-century Aboriginal narratives Jan Alber 7. Israeli-Palestinian narratives and the politics of form: reading Side by Side Susan S. Lanser and Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138563339 20180226
This volume enacts a project we term `a politics of form', working to politicise the formal analysis of narrative in novels, life narratives, documentaries, dramas, short prose works and multimodal texts while retaining the form specificity that is distinctive of narratology. The introduction offers an overview of how to perform narrative analysis in conjunction with ideological critique, while the chapters unite the formal analysis of texts with readings that uncover how structures of social power are expressed in, as well as challenged by, aesthetic forms. The contributors address the need to develop sustained political analysis of aesthetic and narrative forms, and they articulate methods for performing such analysis while reflecting on the politics of the work they undertake. By establishing criteria to describe the politicised use of narrative forms, and by historicising narratological concepts, the volume bridges theoretical gaps between narratology, critical theory and cultural analysis, resulting in the refinement of existing narratological models. This book was originally published as a special issue of the European Journal of English Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138563339 20180226
Green Library