'This is an excellent introduction to studying English at university. It encourages students to be active, independent learners, helping them to develop the close reading and critical thinking skills necessary for a successful English degree. It's written in a fun, easy-to-follow style, with up-to-date suggestions for ways of understanding different literary periods and much helpful advice.' - Professor Sharon Ruston, Chair in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture, University of Salford, UK 'Studying English Literature contains literary and social history and a glossary of terms, balances thoughtful generalizations with careful case studies, and explains how best to use literary theory and secondary criticism (and how not to use it). This excellent guide will be consulted often by undergraduates studying literature, if they are wise.' - Merritt Moseley, Professor of Literature and Language, The University of North Carolina at Asheville, USA The study is very approachable... A glossary, a bibliography, an index and a list of websites provide additional, helpful and up-to-date material... It provides guidelines and orientation, and constantly encourages students to formulate their own responses and to reach their own conclusions. -- Archiv
Ashley Chantler is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Chester, UK. David Higgins is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Leeds, UK.
Introduction, Ashley Chantler and David Higgins; 1. Studying Literature at Degree Level:; 2. How to Use Studying English Literature; PART 1. STUDYING SHAKESPEARE; 1. Shakespeare and the Renaissance, Emma Rees; 2. The Comedies, Emma Rees; 3. The Tragedies, Emma Rees; PART 2. STUDYING SEVENTEENTH- AND EIGHTEENTH- CENTURY LITERATURE; 1. Literature 1600-1660, Jessica L. Malay; 2. Literature 1660-1714, Derek Alsop; 3. Literature 1714-1789, Derek Alsop; PART 3. STUDYING ROMANTIC AND VICTORIAN LITERATURE (1789-1901); 1. The Romantics, David Higgins; 2. The Victorians, Deborah Wynne; PART 4. STUDYING TWENTIETH-CENTURY AND CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE; 1. Literature 1900-1945, Ashley Chantler; 2. Literature 1945-1990, William Stephenson; 3. Literature 1990 - The Present, William Stephenson Glossary of Literary Terms; Index.