'Tennyson and Holman Hunt, Carlyles, Rossettis and any number of celebrated Trevelyans people these pages; and Mr Trevelyan's handling of their comings and goings is masterly.' Hilary Spurling Pauline Trevelyan, friend and patroness of so many in the Pre-Raphaelite circle, has long been an intriguing figure to scholars of that period. The daughter of a poor parson, she was married to Sir Walter Calverley Trevelyan, a landowner-cum-scientist twenty years her senior and her opposite in character. Herself an artist, writer and critic, she spotted Swinburne's talents when he was still a schoolboy, and commissioned important works from Rossetti, Woolner and others. From her immense correspondence we learn much about John Ruskin. A Pre-Raphaelite Circle reproduces a late-unearthed letter from Ruskin that is revelatory in respect of his marriage. For this and many other reasons it is a crucial work of reference for students of Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites.
What we, as A-Level/A2 students of literature, desperately need is some concrete guidance on how to do close reading and detailed analysis of our literary texts. This is a lament I've heard often from advanced students looking to raise their game and reach their highest potential in literary studies. Making sense of how a text works - in terms of both its meaning and its form - is tricky, and because literary texts are complex and dynamic, using a method which is rigorous and creatively flexible enough for close reading and detailed analysis is vital. Analysing a Literary Text: the A* Way provides just such a method to help students grapple meaningfully with their novels, short stories, poems and plays. It is a method that has worked well for my AS & A-Level Literature students over the years. It calls for hard work and dedication, but the rewards in higher grades and greater involvement and enjoyment of the material can be great. Put in the work and experience the growth.
For early childhood classrooms - where curriculum is increasingly shaped by standards and teachers are pressed for time - Beyond Early Literacy offers a literacy method that goes beyond simply developing language arts skills. Known as Shared Journal, this process promotes young children's learning across content areas - including their communication and language abilities, writing skills, sense of community, grasp of diverse social and cultural worlds, and understanding of history, counting, numeracy, and time. Pairing interactive talk with individual writing in the classroom community, this rich method develops the whole child.
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This two-part book is first framed by current theory and research about children's cognitive, language, and literacy development, and an extensive body of research and case studies on the efficacy of the method. The second part features strategies from on-the-ground teachers who have used the process with their students and explores how Shared Journal can be used with new technologies, can meet standards, and can be appropriate for diverse populations of children. This is a fantastic resource for use in early childhood education courses in emergent literacy, language arts, and curriculum.
This brief guide takes you from a first-time MTG player, with a simple break down of how to play, to a well-versed player with broad knowledge of the game by gathering information from various public forums and personal experience and making it all available in one place. The language of this publication progressively includes more terms specific to the game so new players can obtain a full understanding without getting overwhelmed. Includes a glossary of terms and guilds appendix.
" I] wonder how we have managed without such a text." - Rita Raley, UCSB, USA
Globalization has had a huge impact on thinking across the humanities, redefining the understanding of fields such as communication, culture, politics, and literature.
This groundbreaking reader is the first to chart significant moments in the emergence of contemporary thinking about globalization and explore their significance for and impact on literary studies. The book's three sections look in turn at:
Containing essays by leading critics including Arjun Appadurai, Jacques Derrida, Simon Gikandi, Ursula K. Heise, Graham Huggan, Franco Moretti, Bruce Robbins and Anna Tsing, this volume outlines the relationship between globalization and literature, offering a key sourcebook for and introduction to an exciting, emerging field.
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