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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A Handbook to Literary Research
A Handbook to Literary Research. Editors: Simon Eliot; wr Owens. ISBN: 978-0-415-19860-8 (paperback) 978-0-415-19859-2 (hardback) 978-0-203-97968-6 ...
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Research Methods 1
Eliot, Simon, and Owens, wr, (eds.), A Handbook to Literary Research (London: Routledge and the Open University 1998) ...
www.lhds.bcu.ac.uk/ english/ ma-introductory-research

Outline of Deconstruction
from A Handbook to Literary Research. Eds. Simon Eliot and wr Owens. NY: Routledge in Association with Open U, 1998.
www.eng.fju.edu.tw/ Literary_Criticism/ deconstruction/ deconstruction_lily.html

Masters-level Study in Literature at the Open University ...
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XVIII Bibliography and Textual Criticism -- BAKER and WOMACK 80 (1 ...
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About the author (1998)

Simon Eliot is Professor of the History of the Book in the Institute of English Studies, part of the School of Advanced Study in the University of London, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies. He is General Editor of the new multivolume "History of Oxford University Press" and editor of the journal "Publishing History," His publications include "Literary Cultures and the Material Book ""(2007) and ""Some Patterns and Trends in British Publishing, 1800-1919" (1994).

Jonathan Rose is Professor of History at Drew University. He was the founding president of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing and is co-editor of the journal "Book History," His publications include "The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes" (2001), "The Holocaust and the Book: Destruction and Preservation "(2001), and "British Literary Publishing Houses, 1820-1965" (1991).

W. R. Owens's publications include two volumes in the Oxford edition of The Miscellaneous Works of John Bunyan (1994) and a co-edited collection of essays, John Bunyan and his England 1628-88 (1990). He is co-editor, with P. N. Furbank, of The Canonisation of Daniel Defoe (1988), Defoe
De-Attributions(1994), and A Critical Bibliography of Daniel Defoe(1998). They are joint editors of The Works of Daniel Defoe (44 vols., in progress).

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