This is a review by Ginger Jones, of LSU Alexandria of Approaching Prose Fiction https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/approaching-prose-fiction This rubric was developed by BCcampus. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Introduction to various literary genres; includes critical analysis and writing about literature.
Chapter 1: Introduction: What Is Literary Theory and Why Should I Care?
Chapter 2: Writing about Form: Developing the Foundations of Close Reading
Chapter 3: Writing about Character and Motivation: Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism
Chapter 4: Writing about Gender and Sexuality: Applying Feminist and Gender Criticism
Chapter 5: Writing about Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Identity
Chapter 6: Writing about Readers: Applying Reader-Response Theory
Chapter 7: Writing about History and Culture from a New Historical Perspective
Chapter 8: Writing about the Natural World
Chapter 9: Reading and Writing in the Digital Age
Chapter 10: Appendix A: Peer Review Sheets
Introductory survey of the history and practice of English literary and cultural expression, exploring the major genres of poetry, the novel, drama, and the critical essay.
This course is designed to introduce students to the study, analysis, and interpretation of literature across multiple genres. Key topics include literary genres and conventions; how to read and write about literature; literary analysis; and readings and responses in the genres of poetry, drama, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Primary literary works and critical responses are included, as well as a collection of writing assignments aligned with course content and learning outcomes.
This class explores ways that writers portray human experience in their short stories, poems and plays. Through class discussions, lectures and creative responses, students will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of literary works.Ű In this course, students develop and express their own analytic responses to a variety of works of literature, paying special attention to the ways that literary works are crafted and also to the ways that readersŰŞ understanding of literature is subject to your personal perspectives and various theoretical frameworks.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl
Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity attempts to make the study of literature more than simply another school subject that students have to take. At a time when all subjects seem to be valued only for their testability, this book tries to show the value of reading and studying literature, even earlier literature. It shows students, some of whom will themselves become teachers, that literature actually has something to say to them. Furthermore, it shows that literature is meant to be enjoyed, that, as the Roman poet Horace (and his Renaissance disciple Sir Philip Sidney) said, the functions of literature are to teach and to delight. The book will also be useful to teachers who want to convey their passion for literature to their students. After an introductory chapter that offers advice on how to read (and teach) literature, the book consists of a series of chapters that examine individual literary works ranging from The Iliad to Charles Dickens’ Bleak House. These chapters can not substitute for reading the actual works. Rather they are intended to help students read those works. They are attempts to demystify the act of reading and to show that these works, whether they are nearly three thousand or less than two hundred years old, still have important things to say to contemporary readers.
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This is an anthology in progress of writing in English from 1650-1800. It is designed to be a transatlantic anthology, with examples of texts written in the British Isles, but also colonial America, which was, of course, a part of Britain until 1783, when the Treaty of Paris formally recognized the independence of the new United States of America. Many of the texts have been freshly edited and annotated to provide authoritative and curated editions for the use of students and general readers, and to create an alternative to expensive print anthologies. Over time, all of these texts (and more) will be edited and annotated to use the full resources enabled by the digitization of literary works. Please feel free to comment on these texts; we hope to improve the anthology based on the needs of readers.
This text offers instruction in analytical, critical, and argumentative writing, critical thinking, research strategies, information literacy, and proper documentation through the study of literary works from major genres, while developing students’ close reading skills and promoting an appreciation of the aesthetic qualities of literature. A culturally responsive OER text incorporating primary literary sources and explanatory materials that would also include ancillary materials such as assignments and essay prompts.
2: About Creative Nonfiction
3: Creative Nonfiction Readings
4: About Fiction - Short Stories and the Novel
5: Fiction Readings
6: About Poetry
7: Poetry Readings
8: About Drama
9: Drama Readings
10: About Literary Criticism
11: Literary Criticism Readings
12: Writing About Literature
13: Citations and Formatting Guide for Literature (MLA)
14: Literary Devices Glossary