Get Set for English Literature

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Edinburgh University Press, 2003 - 168 pages
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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.

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About the author (2003)

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).

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