literary study


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Noun1.literary study - the humanistic study of literature
arts, humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts - studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills); "the college of arts and sciences"
lit, literature - the humanistic study of a body of literature; "he took a course in Russian lit"
comparative literature - study of literary works from different cultures (often in translation)
lit crit, literary criticism - the informed analysis and evaluation of literature
poetics - study of poetic works
classics - study of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome
rhetoric - study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
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If he would play the country gentleman and attend to the farm - but that he knows nothing about, and won't give his mind to consider, - or if he would take up with some literary study, or learn to draw or to play - as he is so fond of music, I often try to persuade him to learn the piano, but he is far too idle for such an undertaking: he has no more idea of exerting himself to overcome obstacles than he has of restraining his natural appetites; and these two things are the ruin of him.
The author of this literary study creates a model for incorporating Indigenous stories into the literature of a place.
I next questioned how and why ethical judgments which one would think inform literary study, particularly with its current interest in alterity, are not more central to our theoretical concerns.
Whether through a public literacy project that demonstrates the relevance of literary study or community-based research that brings literary theory to life, student collaboration with community partners brings social awareness to the study of literary texts and helps students and teachers engage literature in new ways.
As a rule what we mean by "essay" is a decidedly scholarly article, one advancing an original thesis on a specific issue in literary study, verified by close analysis and against the existing body of opinion.
Femininity and Authorship in the Novels of Elizabeth von Arnim: At Her Most Radiant Moment" by Juliane Romhild (Lecturer in the Future Ready Program at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), is a 196 page literary study and analysis of the career, books, and literary issues reflected in the writings of von Arnim.
Section two turns to ethical and methodological considerations for the dialogue between world literature and comparative literary study.
Thus as Walden defined the field, Jewish American literary study is important in the first instance because of the literature's sociological-historical reference, because it attests to a Jewish American experience that has rarely been made the focus of academic study, and in the second instance because it asks important questions about Jewish identity and identification.
It not only highlights the development and transformation of postcolonial literary study but also, by mapping out new directions of study, considers its continual significance and expansion.
All five memoirists' fictional and nonfictional writings serve as the foundation for a fine examination blending grief theory, attachment theory, and literary study in a recommendation for any college-level literary or health collection.
For those unfamiliar with Girard's work, I believe some essays in this collection could prove to be difficult; however, because of Doran's elegant introduction and because Girard deals with the same issues time and again in the various literary texts, I believe the patient reader will be offered a solid introduction to mimetic theory and literary study.
They base literary study on an understanding of mental processing, and inform analyses of literary structures with knowledge of mental schemas.