A Handbook to Literary Research

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Simon Eliot, W. R. Owens
Psychology Press, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
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A Handbook to Literary Researchis a vital, one of a kind student resource, which has been written specifically for those embarking on a Masters degree in Literature. It provides an introduction to research techniques, methodologies and information sources relevant to the study of literature at postgraduate level. The unique and invaluable guide is divided into four sections:

* a practical guide to the uses of research libraries, research sources and computers, including the Internet
* an introduction to the work of textual scholars and bibliographers, focusing particularly on the practical and theoretical issues faced by textual editors
* an overview of literary research and literary theory, including outlines of feminist theory, deconstruction, reader-response and reception theory, new historicism, and post-colonial theory
* a detailed guide on how to write and present a Masters, including a glossary and checklist for finding guides, reference books and other study sources.

  

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Contents

Contributors
4
Research techniques and the use of libraries
13
Using the Internet for literary research
19
Textual scholarship and book history
39
History of the book
49
Editing literary texts
63
Literary research and literary theory
85
Literature gender feminist criticism
117
Readerresponse criticism and reception theory
139
New Historicism
150
Postcolonial theory
159
The dissertation
173
Reference
187
Library exercises model answers
199
Index
231
Copyright

Deconstruction
131

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