The Handbook to Literary Research

Author: Delia da Sousa Correa,W. R. Owens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135219117

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 9820

The Handbook to Literary Research is a practical guide for students embarking on postgraduate work in Literary Studies. It introduces and explains research techniques, methodologies and approaches to information resources, paying careful attention to the differences between countries and institutions, and providing a range of key examples. This fully updated second edition is divided into five sections which cover: tools of the trade – a brand new chapter outlining how to make the most of literary resources textual scholarship and book history – explains key concepts and variations in editing, publishing and bibliography issues and approaches in literary research – presents a critical overview of theoretical approaches essential to literary studies the dissertation – demonstrates how to approach, plan and write this important research exercise glossary – provides comprehensive explanations of key terms, and a checklist of resources. Packed with useful tips and exercises and written by scholars with extensive experience as teachers and researchers in the field, this volume is the ideal Handbook for those beginning postgraduate research in literature.

A Handbook to Literary Research

Author: Simon Eliot,W. R. Owens

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415198607

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 1052

"A Handbook to Literary Research is a unique and invaluable guide, specifically written for anyone undertaking postgraduate research in literature."..." Each chapter identifies and illustrates the central ideas and developments within its field, and includes 'questions and exercises' designed to help you grasp key points and practise skills. In addition the Handbook includes suggestions for further reading, a glossary, and an extensive checklist of bibliographical resources for the study of literature." -- cover.

Handbook of literary research

Author: Robert Henry Miller

Publisher: Scarecrow Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 103

View: 3999

At last a concise and useful guide to help undergraduate and graduate students use research time optimally by reducing the hours they spend discovering and consulting reference works. It introduces them to general reference books, ready-reference guides, guides to manuscripts and dissertations, available computer databases, and resources in rhetoric and composition. Each chapter is arranged to provide an actual system of research for solving a specific kind of research problem. Includes sample research problems, with analyses and exercises that suggest possible research projects. Users of this book will find it a time-saving resource that will bring order to the often confusing and time-consuming task of doing library and archival research.

The American Civil War

A Handbook of Literature and Research

Author: Steven E. Woodworth,Robert Higham

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313290190

Category: History

Page: 754

View: 3075

A revealing look at the Japanese through the window of their contemporary culture.

World War II in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, with General Sources

A Handbook of Literature and Research

Author: Vālmīki,Robin D. S. Higham

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313293252

Category: History

Page: 525

View: 7218

This volume discusses the best and most enduring literature of World War II years, incorporating all aspects from military and political history to social and cultural history.

A Handbook to Literature

Author: Clarence Hugh Holman

Publisher: New York : Macmillan ; London : Collier Macmillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 647

View: 6118

This book contains more than 1,500 entries on terms, movements, and groups associated with literature.

Zoo City

Author: Lauren Beukes

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644516413

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1087

Wer Schuld auf sich lädt ... ... muss mit zwei Dingen leben: einer magischen Begabung. Und einem Tier, das plötzlich da ist und einem nie mehr von der Seite weicht. So wie das Faultier, das Zinzi December auf dem Rücken trägt. Zinzi hat einen Haufen Schulden und ein Talent dafür, verlorene Dinge zu finden. Oder Menschen, wie im Fall des verschwundenen Pop-Starlets Songweza. Die Suche gestaltet sich schwierig, denn in einer Welt, in der Magie und Verbrechen regieren, sind allzu viele Fragen nicht erwünscht. Wenn man anfängt, in Johannesburgs dunkle Ecken zu schauen, kommt schnell die Wahrheit ans Licht. Eine Wahrheit, die einige Leute dringend unter Verschluss halten wollen. Die Wahrheit über die «Getierten» und über das, was im Verborgenen mit ihnen geschieht ... Ausgezeichnet mit dem Arthur C. Clarke Award. «‹Zoo City› ist der außergewöhnliche Roman einer extrem vielversprechenden Schriftstellerin. [...] Er hat so viele fabelhafte Wortspiele, phantasievolle Szenen und einen derart schwarzen Humor, dass ich vollkommen gefesselt war. Lässt ‹District 9› wirken wie ein Ferienlager.» (Cory Doctorow) «Beukes’ furios-phantastischer Noir-Roman explodiert geradezu vor origineller Ideen.» (New York Times Book Review) «Beukes‘ Roman ist eine spannende Achterbahnfahrt, auf der sie gekonnt verschiedene Erzählstile und grandiose Einfälle mixt und nebenbei das Urban-Fantasy-Genre zurück zu seinen innovativen Wurzeln führt.» (Publisher’s Weekly) «Lauren Beukes schreibt scheinbar mühelos, absolut vollkommen.» (William Gibson) «Ein wundervoller Fantasy-Noir-Thriller.» (Ben Aaronovitch)

A Handbook to Literature

Author: Clarence Hugh Holman,William Harmon

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780023564208

Category: Criticism

Page: 615

View: 3759

6th edition. Co-authored by C. Hugh Holman. Based on the original edition by William Flint Thrall and Addison Hibbard.

The English Handbook

A Guide to Literary Studies

Author: William Whitla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444307917

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

View: 5439

The English Handbook: A Guide to Literary Studies is acomprehensive textbook, providing essential practical andanalytical reading and writing skills for literature students atall levels. With advice and information on fundamental methods ofliterary analysis and research, Whitla equips students with theknowledge and tools essential for advanced literary study. Includes traditional close reading strategies integrated withnewer critical theory, ranging from gender and genre topost-structuralism and post-colonialism; with examples fromBeowulf to Atwood, folk ballads to Fugard, and ChristopherMarlowe to Conrad’s Marlow Draws on a wide range of resources, from print to contemporaryelectronic media Supplies a companion website with chapter summaries, charts,examples, web links, and suggestions for further study

The Handbook of Research Synthesis

Author: Harris Cooper,Larry V. Hedges

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610441370

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 4785

“The Handbook is a comprehensive treatment of literature synthesis and provides practical advice for anyone deep in the throes of, just teetering on the brink of, or attempting to decipher a meta-analysis. Given the expanding application and importance of literature synthesis, understanding both its strengths and weaknesses is essential for its practitioners and consumers. This volume is a good beginning for those who wish to gain that understanding.” —Chance “Meta-analysis, as the statistical analysis of a large collection of results from individual studies is called, has now achieved a status of respectability in medicine. This respectability, when combined with the slight hint of mystique that sometimes surrounds meta-analysis, ensures that results of studies that use it are treated with the respect they deserve....The Handbook of Research Synthesis is one of the most important publications in this subject both as a definitive reference book and a practical manual.”—British Medical Journal The Handbook of Research Synthesis is the definitive reference and how-to manual for behavioral and medical scientists applying the craft of research synthesis. It draws upon twenty years of ground-breaking advances that have transformed the practice of synthesizing research literature from an art into a scientific process in its own right. Editors Harris Cooper and Larry V. Hedges have brought together leading authorities to guide the reader through every stage of the research synthesis process—problem formulation, literature search and evaluation, statistical integration, and report preparation. The Handbook of Research Synthesis incorporates in a single volume state-of-the-art techniques from all quantitative synthesis traditions, including Bayesian inference and the meta-analytic approaches. Distilling a vast technical literature and many informal sources, the Handbook provides a portfolio of the most effective solutions to problems of quantitative data integration. The Handbook of Research Synthesis also provides a rich treatment of the non-statistical aspects of research synthesis. Topics include searching the literature, managing reference databases and registries, and developing coding schemes. Those engaged in research synthesis will also find useful advice on how tables, graphs, and narration can be deployed to provide the most meaningful communication of the results of research synthesis. The Handbook of Research Synthesis is an illuminating compilation of practical instruction, theory, and problem solving. It provides an accumulation of knowledge about the craft of reviewing a scientific literature that can be found in no other single source. The Handbook offers the reader thorough instruction in the skills necessary to conduct powerful research syntheses meeting the highest standards of objectivity, systematicity, and rigor demanded of scientific enquiry. This definitive work will represent the state of the art in research synthesis for years to come.

Poststrukturalismus

Author: Catherine Belsey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150190708

Category:

Page: 167

View: 3797

The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies

Author: Lisa Zunshine

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199978069

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 656

View: 722

The Oxford handbook of cognitive literary studies' applies developments in cognitive science to a wide range of literary texts that span multiple historical periods and numerous national literary traditions. The volume is divided into five parts: (1) Narrative, History, Imagination; (2) Emotions and Empathy; (3) The New Unconscious; (4) Empirical and Qualitative Studies of Literature; and (5) Cognitive Theory and Literary Experience. Most notably, the volume features case studies representing not just North American and British literary traditions, but also Argentinian (Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortazar), Chinese (Cao Xueqin), Colombian (Garcia Marquez), Dominican (Junot Diaz), German (Theodore Fontane), French (Marcel Proust, Gustave Flaubert), Indian (Mirabai, Rabindranath Tagore, Kamala Markandaya, Mani Ratnam, Tito Mukhopadhyay), Mexican (Fernando del Paso), Polish (Krystof Kieslowski), Puerto Rican (Giannina Braschi), Russian (Lev Tolstoi), South African (J.M. Coetzee), and Spanish (Leopoldo Alas). Moreover, the volume will cover a variety of periods (e.g.,0.

The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature

Author: Kevin J. Hayes

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 019518727X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 636

View: 6577

Organized primarily in terms of genre, this handbook includes original research on key concepts, as well as analysis of interesting texts from throughout colonial America. Separate chapters are devoted to literary genres of great importance at the time of their composition that have been neglected in recent decades.

The Handbook to Gothic Literature

Author: Marie Mulvey-Roberts

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349264962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

View: 7302

What do we mean by the term 'Gothic'? How does it differ from such classifications as 'terror' and 'horror' and where do its parameters lie? In an attempt to define such an elusive term, this A-Z unearths the terminologies associated with Gothic through a variety of short essays written by leading scholars. Not only does it plot the national characteristics of Gothic as in the French school of terror, Frenetique to American Gothic, but it also spans the period from Ann Radcliffe to Anne Rice.

The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature

Author: Julia Mickenberg,Lynne Vallone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199701919

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

View: 1332

The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature is an ambitious new resource that provides a thorough grounding in the field through a selection of original interdisciplinary essays on canonical and popular works in the Anglo American tradition. Twenty-six essays by top scholars from varied disciplines address theoretical, historical, sociological, and critical issues through analyses of classic novels such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, and The Swiss Family Robinson; early educational and religious works such as The New England Primer and Froggy's Little Brother; picture books, comics and graphic novels such as Millions of Cats, Peanuts and American Born Chinese; early readers, including The Cat in the Hat and the Frog and Toad books; newer children's classics such as Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials trilogy; and works of poetry and drama, including The Dream Keeper and Peter Pan. Other media such as the classic album Free to Be .. You and Me and the generation-defining cartoon film Dumbo are also addressed. An editors' introduction sets the stage by reviewing the field's history, foundational scholarship, and current critical trends. The handbook is geared toward graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and scholars new to the study of children's literature, as well as teachers, librarians and others wishing to immerse themselves in the most vital new research in this vibrant and growing field.

The Handbook of Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis

Author: Harris Cooper,Larry V. Hedges,Jeffrey C. Valentine

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610441389

Category: Social Science

Page: 632

View: 5819

Praise for the first edition: “The Handbook is a comprehensive treatment of literature synthesis and provides practical advice for anyone deep in the throes of, just teetering on the brink of, or attempting to decipher a meta-analysis. Given the expanding application and importance of literature synthesis, understanding both its strengths and weaknesses is essential for its practitioners and consumers. This volume is a good beginning for those who wish to gain that understanding.” —Chance “Meta-analysis, as the statistical analysis of a large collection of results from individual studies is called, has now achieved a status of respectability in medicine. This respectability, when combined with the slight hint of mystique that sometimes surrounds meta-analysis, ensures that results of studies that use it are treated with the respect they deserve....The Handbook of Research Synthesis is one of the most important publications in this subject both as a definitive reference book and a practical manual.”—British Medical Journal When the first edition of The Handbook of Research Synthesis was published in 1994, it quickly became the definitive reference for researchers conducting meta-analyses of existing research in both the social and biological sciences. In this fully revised second edition, editors Harris Cooper, Larry Hedges, and Jeff Valentine present updated versions of the Handbook’s classic chapters, as well as entirely new sections reporting on the most recent, cutting-edge developments in the field. Research synthesis is the practice of systematically distilling and integrating data from a variety of sources in order to draw more reliable conclusions about a given question or topic. The Handbook of Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis draws upon years of groundbreaking advances that have transformed research synthesis from a narrative craft into an important scientific process in its own right. Cooper, Hedges, and Valentine have assembled leading authorities in the field to guide the reader through every stage of the research synthesis process—problem formulation, literature search and evaluation, statistical integration, and report preparation. The Handbook of Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis incorporates state-of-the-art techniques from all quantitative synthesis traditions. Distilling a vast technical literature and many informal sources, the Handbook provides a portfolio of the most effective solutions to the problems of quantitative data integration. Among the statistical issues addressed by the authors are the synthesis of non-independent data sets, fixed and random effects methods, the performance of sensitivity analyses and model assessments, and the problem of missing data. The Handbook of Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis also provides a rich treatment of the non-statistical aspects of research synthesis. Topics include searching the literature, and developing schemes for gathering information from study reports. Those engaged in research synthesis will also find useful advice on how tables, graphs, and narration can be used to provide the most meaningful communication of the results of research synthesis. In addition, the editors address the potentials and limitations of research synthesis, and its future directions. The past decade has been a period of enormous growth in the field of research synthesis. The second edition Handbook thoroughly revises original chapters to assure that the volume remains the most authoritative source of information for researchers undertaking meta-analysis today. In response to the increasing use of research synthesis in the formation of public policy, the second edition includes a new chapter on both the strengths and limitations of research synthesis in policy debates

A Handbook of Middle English Studies

Author: Marion Turner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118328760

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

View: 2263

A Handbook to Middle English Studies presents a series of original essays from leading literary scholars that explore the relationship between critical theory and late medieval literature. Includes 26 new essays by leading scholars of late medieval literature Sets the new standard for an introduction to the study of late medieval literature Showcases the most current cutting-edge theoretical research Demonstrates a range of approaches to late medieval literature Brings together critical theory and medieval literature

Reading Moving Letters

Digital Literature in Research and Teaching. A Handbook

Author: Roberto Simanowski,Jörgen Schäfer,Peter Gendolla

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839411300

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 592

»Digital media« is increasingly finding its way into the discussions of the humanities classroom. But while there is a number of grand theoretical texts about digital literature there as yet is little in the way of resources for discussing the down-to-earth practices of research, teaching, and curriculum necessary for this work to mature. This book presents contributions by scholars and teachers from different countries and academic environments who articulate their approach to the study and teaching of digital literature and thus give a broader audience an idea of the state-of-the-art of the subject matter also in international comparison.

Succeeding with Your Literature Review

A Handbook for Students

Author: Paul Oliver

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033524369X

Category: Reference

Page: 152

View: 2549

The task of researching and writing a literature review is complex. This text provides comprehensive, practical guidance on the process of researching a range of relevant literature on a subject, then planning and writing a literature review.

The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature

Author: James Howard Cox,Daniel Heath Justice

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199914036

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 741

View: 1881

"This book explores Indigenous American literature and the development of an inter- and trans-Indigenous orientation in Native American and Indigenous literary studies. Drawing on the perspectives of scholars in the field, it seeks to reconcile tribal nation specificity, Indigenous literary nationalism, and trans-Indigenous methodologies as necessary components of post-Renaissance Native American and Indigenous literary studies. It looks at the work of Renaissance writers, including Louise Erdrich's Tracks (1988) and Leslie Marmon Silko's Sacred Water (1993), along with novels by S. Alice Callahan and John Milton Oskison. It also discusses Indigenous poetics and Salt Publishing's Earthworks series, focusing on poets of the Renaissance in conversation with emerging writers. Furthermore, it introduces contemporary readers to many American Indian writers from the seventeenth to the first half of the nineteenth century, from Captain Joseph Johnson and Ben Uncas to Samson Occom, Samuel Ashpo, Henry Quaquaquid, Joseph Brant, Hendrick Aupaumut, Sarah Simon, Mary Occom, and Elijah Wimpey. The book examines Inuit literature in Inuktitut, bilingual Mexicanoh and Spanish poetry, and literature in Indian Territory, Nunavut, the Huasteca, Yucatán, and the Great Lakes region. It considers Indigenous literatures north of the Medicine Line, particularly francophone writing by Indigenous authors in Quebec. Other issues tackled by the book include racial and blood identities that continue to divide Indigenous nations and communities, as well as the role of colleges and universities in the development of Indigenous literary studies".