Conversations in American Literature Book

Conversations in American Literature


  • Author : Robin Dissin Aufses
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Date : 2019-05-08
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 1630
  • ISBN : 9781319281007

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Teachers have struggled for years to balance the competing demands of American Literature and AP English Language. Now, the team that brought you the bestselling Language of Composition is here to help. Conversations in American Literature: Language ? Rhetoric ? Culture is a new kind of American Literature anthology--putting nonfiction on equal footing with the traditional fiction and poetry, and emphasizing the skills of rhetoric, close reading, argument, and synthesis. To spark critical thinking, the book includes TalkBack pairings and synthesis Conversations that let students explore how issues and texts from the past continue to impact the present. Whether you're teaching AP English Language, or gearing up for Common Core, Conversations in American Literature will help you revolutionize the way American literature is taught.

Conversations in American Literature Book

Conversations in American Literature


  • Author : Robin Dissin Aufses
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Date : 2014-05-16
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 1664
  • ISBN : 9781457654572

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Teachers have struggled for years to balance the competing demands of American Literature and AP English Language. Now, the team that brought you the bestselling Language of Composition is here to help. Conversations in American Literature: Language ∙ Rhetoric ∙ Culture is a new kind of American Literature anthology—putting nonfiction on equal footing with the traditional fiction and poetry, and emphasizing the skills of rhetoric, close reading, argument, and synthesis. To spark critical thinking, the book includes TalkBack pairings and synthesis Conversations that let students explore how issues and texts from the past continue to impact the present. Whether you’re teaching AP English Language, or gearing up for Common Core, Conversations in American Literature will help you revolutionize the way American literature is taught.

Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Culture of Conversation Book
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Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Culture of Conversation


  • Author : Peter Gibian
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 2001-08-16
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN : 0521560268

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Gibian explores the role played by Oliver Wendell Holmes in the Victorian culture of conversation in America.

Words Matter Book

Words Matter


  • Author : King-Kok Cheung
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Date : 2000-02-01
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 9780824865641

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In this age of rapid transition, Asian American studies and American studies in general are being reconfigured to reflect global migrations and the diverse populations of the United States. Asian American literature, in particular, has embodied the crisis of identity that is at the heart of larger academic and political debates surrounding diversity and the inclusion and exclusion of immigrant and refugee groups. These issues underlie the very principles on which literature, culture, and art are produced, preserved, taught, and critiqued. Words Matter is the first collection of interviews with 20th-century Asian American writers. The conversations that have been gathered here—interviews with twenty writers possessing unique backgrounds, perspectives, thematic concerns, and artistic priorities—effectively dispel any easy categorizations of people of Asian descent. These writers comment on their own work and speak frankly about aesthetics, politics, and the challenges they have encountered in pursuing a writing career. They address, among other issues, the expectations attached to the label "Asian American," the burden of representation shouldered by ethnic artists, and the different demands of "mainstream" and ethnic audiences.

Postindian Conversations Book

Postindian Conversations


  • Author : Gerald Vizenor
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Date : 2003-06-01
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 0803296282

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Postindian Conversations is the first collection of in-depth interviews with Gerald Vizenor, one of the most powerful and provocative voices in the Native world today. These lively conversations with the preeminent novelist and cultural critic reveal much about the man, his literary creations, and his critical perspectives on important issues affecting Native peoples at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The book also casts new light on his sometimes controversial ideas about contemporary Native identity, politics, economics, scholarship, and literature. Gerald Vizenor is a professor of American Studies and Native American literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the American Book Award-winner Griever: An American Monkey King in China. A. Robert Lee is a professor of American literature at Nihon University in Tokyo. His books include Designs of Blackness: Mappings in the Literature and Culture of Afro-America. His edited works include Shadow Distance: A Gerald Vizenor Reader.

Thoreauvian Modernities Book

Thoreauvian Modernities


  • Author : François Specq
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Date : 2013-02-01
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 9780820344294

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Does Thoreau belong to the past or to the future? Instead of canonizing him as a celebrant of “pure” nature apart from the corruption of civilization, the essays in Thoreauvian Modernities reveal edgier facets of his work—how Thoreau is able to unsettle as well as inspire and how he is able to focus on both the timeless and the timely. Contributors from the United States and Europe explore Thoreau's modernity and give a much-needed reassessment of his work in a global context. The first of three sections, “Thoreau and (Non)Modernity,” views Thoreau as a social thinker who set himself against the “modern” currents of his day even while contributing to the emergence of a new era. By questioning the place of humans in the social, economic, natural, and metaphysical order, he ushered in a rethinking of humanity's role in the natural world that nurtured the environmental movement. The second section, “Thoreau and Philosophy,” examines Thoreau's writings in light of the philosophy of his time as well as current philosophical debates. Section three, “Thoreau, Language, and the Wild,” centers on his relationship to wild nature in its philosophical, scientific, linguistic, and literary dimensions. Together, these sixteen essays reveal Thoreau's relevance to a number of fields, including science, philosophy, aesthetics, environmental ethics, political science, and animal studies. Thoreauvian Modernities posits that it is the germinating power of Thoreau's thought—the challenge it poses to our own thinking and its capacity to address pressing issues in a new way—that defines his enduring relevance and his modernity. Contributors: Kristen Case, Randall Conrad, David Dowling, Michel Granger, Michel Imbert, Michael Jonik, Christian Maul, Bruno Monfort, Henrik Otterberg, Tom Pughe, David M. Robinson, William Rossi, Dieter Schulz, François Specq, Joseph Urbas, Laura Dassow Walls.

Conversations with William Maxwell Book

Conversations with William Maxwell


  • Author : William Maxwell
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Date : 2012-05-09
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9781617032547

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Conversations with William Maxwell collects thirty-eight interviews, public speeches, and remarks that span five decades of the esteemed novelist and New Yorker editor's career. The interviews collectively address the entirety of Maxwell's literary work--with in-depth discussion of his short stories, essays, and novels including They Came Like Swallows, The Folded Leaf, and the American Book award-winning So Long, See You Tomorrow--as well as his forty-year tenure as a fiction editor working with such luminaries as John Updike, John Cheever, Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, and J.D. Salinger. Maxwell's words spoken before a crowd, some previously unpublished, pay moving tribute to literary friends and mentors, and offer reflections on the artistic life, the process of writing, and his Midwestern heritage. All retain the reserved poignancy of his fiction. The volume publishes for the first time the full transcript of Maxwell's extensive interviews with his biographer and, in an introduction, correspondence with writers including Updike and Saul Bellow, which enlivens the stories behind his interviews and appearances.

Conversations with Greil Marcus Book

Conversations with Greil Marcus


  • Author : Joe Bonomo
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Date : 2012-10-01
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 9781617036224

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Greil Marcus once said to an interviewer, "There is an infinite amount of meaning about anything, and I free associate." For more than four decades, Marcus has explored the connections among figures, sounds, and events in culture, relating unrelated points of departure, mapping alternate histories and surprising correspondences. He is a unique and influential voice in American letters. Marcus was born in 1945 in San Francisco. In 1968 he published his first piece, a review of Magic Bus: The Who on Tour, in Rolling Stone, where he became the magazine’s first records editor. Renowned for his ongoing "Real Life Top Ten" column, Marcus has been a writer for a number of magazines and websites, and is the author and editor of over fifteen books. His critique is egalitarian: no figure, object, or event is too high, low, celebrated, or obscure for an inquiry into the ways in which our lives can open outward, often unexpectedly. In Conversations with Greil Marcus, Marcus discuses in lively, wide-ranging interviews his books and columns as well as his critical methodology and broad approach to his material, signaled by a generosity of spirit leavened with aggressive critical standards.

Conversations with Philip Roth Book
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Conversations with Philip Roth


  • Author : Philip Roth
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Date : 1992
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 0878055584

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Conversations with E L  Doctorow Book
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Conversations with E L Doctorow


  • Author : E. L. Doctorow
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Date : 1999
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 157806144X

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Doctorow's novels imagine the great moments of American history - the Old West, the Depression - as backdrops for tales of moral pain and injustice. In these interviews, Doctorow explores the themes of his work.

The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry Book
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The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry


  • Author : Wendell Berry
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Date : 2010-08
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9781458758026

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This rich volume reflects the development of Berry's poetic sensibility. ''the Selected Poems of Wendell Berry makes available cartloads and heaps of clear and fluent work from Berry's fourteen books of poetry and four decades of writing, closely documenting the inner and the visible lives Berry sees and feels in agriculture and in nature.''

Conversations with Jack Kerouac Book

Conversations with Jack Kerouac


  • Author : Jack Kerouac
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Date : 2005
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 1578067561

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These collected interviews with the unchallenged "King of the Beat Generation" show how he revitalized American literature, but they also trace his artistic and physical decline due to substance abuse.

Critical Reading Across the Curriculum Book

Critical Reading Across the Curriculum


  • Author : Robert DiYanni
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Date : 2017-05
  • Category : Education
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781119154877

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Powerful strategies, tools, and techniques for educators teaching students critical reading skills in the humanities. Every educator understands the importance of teaching students how to read critically. Even the best teachers, however, find it challenging to translate their own learned critical reading practices into explicit strategies for their students. Critical Reading Across the Curriculum: Humanities, Volume 1 presents exceptional insight into what educators require to facilitate critical and creative thinking skills. Written by scholar-educators from across the humanities, each of the thirteen essays in this volume describes strategies educators have successfully executed to develop critical reading skills in students studying the humanities. These include ways to help students: focus actively re-read and reflect, to re-think, and re-consider understand the close relationship between reading and writing become cognizant of the critical importance of context in critical reading and of making contextual connections learn to ask the right questions in critical reading and reasoning appreciate reading as dialogue, debate, and engaged conversation In addition, teachers will find an abundance of innovative exercises and activities encouraging students to practice their critical reading skills. These can easily be adapted for and applied across many disciplines and course curricula in the humanities. The lifelong benefits of strong critical reading skills are undeniable. Students with properly developed critical reading skills are confident learners with an enriched understanding of the world around them. They advance academically and are prepared for college success. This book arms educators (librarians, high school teachers, university lecturers, and beyond) with the tools to teach a most paramount lesson.

Critical Reading Across the Curriculum Book

Critical Reading Across the Curriculum


  • Author : Robert DiYanni
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Date : 2017-02-06
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781119154884

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Powerful strategies, tools, and techniques for educators teaching students critical reading skills in the humanities. Every educator understands the importance of teaching students how to read critically. Even the best teachers, however, find it challenging to translate their own learned critical reading practices into explicit strategies for their students. Critical Reading Across the Curriculum: Humanities, Volume 1 presents exceptional insight into what educators require to facilitate critical and creative thinking skills. Written by scholar-educators from across the humanities, each of the thirteen essays in this volume describes strategies educators have successfully executed to develop critical reading skills in students studying the humanities. These include ways to help students: focus actively re-read and reflect, to re-think, and re-consider understand the close relationship between reading and writing become cognizant of the critical importance of context in critical reading and of making contextual connections learn to ask the right questions in critical reading and reasoning appreciate reading as dialogue, debate, and engaged conversation In addition, teachers will find an abundance of innovative exercises and activities encouraging students to practice their critical reading skills. These can easily be adapted for and applied across many disciplines and course curricula in the humanities. The lifelong benefits of strong critical reading skills are undeniable. Students with properly developed critical reading skills are confident learners with an enriched understanding of the world around them. They advance academically and are prepared for college success. This book arms educators (librarians, high school teachers, university lecturers, and beyond) with the tools to teach a most paramount lesson.