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Texts Through History : Routledge a Level English Guides - Adele Wills

Texts Through History

Routledge a Level English Guides

Hardcover Published: 18th March 2004
ISBN: 9780415319096
Number Of Pages: 94

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Routledge A Level English Guides equip AS and A2 Level students with the skills they need to explore, evaluate and enjoy English. Books in the series are built around the various skills specified in the assessment objectives (AOs) for all AS and A2 Level English courses.Focusing on the AOs most relevant to their topic, the books help students to develop their knowledge and abilities through analysis of lively texts and contemporary data. Each book in the series covers a different area of language and literary study, and offers accessible explanations, examples, exercises, summaries, a glossary of key terms and suggested answers. Texts Through History *provides students with the skills they need to analyse the historical context of a text, without relying on extra research *introduces the reader to some of the key schools of criticism, such as Feminism, Marxism and Post-Colonialism *explores attitudes over time to regional identity, race and mythology *traces the development of genre over time, examining the way different historical contexts can affect and change the form of a text *includes a wide range of illustrative texts, from interviews and poetry, to comic sketches, rice packets and adverts. Written by an experienced teacher and AS and A2 Level examiner, Texts Through History is an essential resource for students of AS and A2 Level.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introductory Principles
Why is History Important?
How Does History Shape a Text?
Attitudes and Values
The Individual Within History
Genre
Language Change
Reader Response
Attitudes and Values: The Legend of King Arthur
Idealising the Legend: The Chivalric Code
Challenging the Legend
Attitudes and Values: History and Regional Identity
Scottish history and William Wallace
Accent and Dialect
The Twentieth Century Novel: Developing Attitudes
Attitudes and Values: History and Race
Romanticism and India
Consumption and East India and Conflict
Genres Over Time
Tragedy: The Development of a Genre
Tragedy as Comedy
A Modern Tragedy
Tragedy in the Novel
Taking Stock and Moving Forward
Text or Context
Suggestions for Answer
Glossary
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ISBN: 9780415319096
ISBN-10: 0415319099
Series: Routledge a Level English Guides
Audience: Adult Education
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 94
Published: 18th March 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.1  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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