Essaying The Past
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📒Essaying The Past ✍ Jim Cullen
✏Essaying the Past Book Summary : Part research manual, part study guide, and part introduction to the study of history, Essaying the Past is a complete resource for high school, college, and graduate level students. Jim Cullen guides the reader through the nuts and bolts of producing good historical prose, discussing key strategies such as framing questions, developing a strong introduction and topic sentences, choosing good evidence, and the important role of revision. Beginning with a survey of the field, this book offers useful insight into how to read and understand a wide variety of historical sources, as well as providing an introduction to historiography, helpful tips for conducting research, and a discussion of what it means to think and read analytically. Cullen also offers a set of appendices that cover the major issues facing students of history today, among them the dangers of plagiarism, the role of the Internet, and the need for correctly annotated and formatted footnotes and bibliographies.
📒The Ladies Lexicon And Parlour Companion ✍ William Grimshaw
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📒Essaying Shakespeare ✍ Karen Newman
✏Essaying Shakespeare Book Summary : For more than twenty-five years, Karen Newman has brought her critical acumen tobear on early modern studies. In this collection of her essays on Shakespeare--some acknowledged classics and others never before published--Newman shows howchanging theoretical trends have shaped Shakespeare studies, from new historicism and gender studies to critical race studies and globalization.
📒A Short History Of The Modern Media ✍ Jim Cullen
✏A Short History of the Modern Media Book Summary : A Short History of the Modern Media presents a concise history of the major media of the last 150 years, including print, stage, film, radio, television, sound recording, and the Internet. Offers a compact, teaching-friendly presentation of the history of mass media Features a discussion of works in popular culture that are well-known and easily available Presents a history of modern media that is strongly interdisciplinary in nature
📒Popular Culture In American History ✍ Jim Cullen
✏Popular Culture in American History Book Summary : "Edition history: Blackwell Publishing Ltd (1e, 2001)."
📒Essaying Montaigne ✍ John O'Neill
✏Essaying Montaigne Book Summary : John O’Neill reads Montaigne’s Essays from their central principle of friendship as a communicative and pedagogical practice operative in society, literature and politics. The friendship between Montaigne and La Boétie was ruled neither by plenitude nor lack but by a capacity for recognition and transitivity. As an essayist Montaigne is an exemplary practitioner of a technique of difference and recognition that puts all certainties of history, philosophy and culture in the balance of weighted comparison. The essayist reveals how every absolute subjectivity or authority is shaken by its internal weakness once we move inside the contrastive structure of domination in politics, gender and race. O’Neill’s reading of the Essays strives to be faithful to the phenomenology of their embodied practices of reading-to-write-to re-read and re-write. From this standpoint he engages the principal critical readings of the Essays over the last century that have examined with great brilliance their history, structure and psychology. Whether the structure is evolutionary, structuralist, Marxist or psychoanalytical, O’Neill provides close readings of Montaigne’s literary critics. By bringing to bear the ethico-critical practice of ‘essaying’ to resist the subjection of the Essays to dominant criticism, O’Neill reminds readers that Montaigne’s appeal is in how he survived bloody cultural war with a balance of modesty and tolerance, invoking compromise where others practice violence.
📒On The Familiar Essay ✍ G. Atkins
✏On the Familiar Essay Book Summary : Rooted in close reading of texts, including the essays of E.B. White, this comprehensive assessment of the oft-slighted subform of the literary essay situates the familiar at the heart of the essay as form.
📒Essaying Death In The Writing Of Michel De Montaigne ✍ Lisa Dow Neal
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📒Democratic Empire ✍ Jim Cullen
✏Democratic Empire Book Summary : A brief survey of U.S. history since the end of World War II, focusing on popular beliefs, fears, and hopes that have shaped American culture and history over the last eight decades. Explores the ways in which the American people’s perceptions of power were as significant as the realities of that power, and how popular beliefs shaped the events of post-WWII America Gives particular attention to mass media, the fine arts, and intellectual currents, exploring their role in American society Features “Culture Watch” chapter sidebars, which help students delve into particular classic works of American culture Intermixes political and social history along with cultural history to provide a comprehensive narrative
📒Conversant Essays ✍ James McCorkle
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