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.
This latter gap is significant, given the collection's concern to outflank the dominance of 'national essentialism' in Scottish literary study, polemically handled in Kidd's first chapter and a short 'Postscript' by Carruthers.
This literary study explores portrayals of bed-sitting rooms and boarding houses in novels, plays, comedies, and detective stories from the early 20th century to the present.
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.
RENASCENCE is subtitled "Essays on Values in Literature," but most of the time we conform to a rather strict conception of "essay." 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.
Focusing on Indian literature, they examine globalization and western hegemony as it appears in earlier approaches to comparative literary study, drawing on poststructuralist and postcolonialist theories.
In 1974, one year earlier, Walden had edited On Being Jewish, an important, field-defining anthology of Jewish American literature, and in it he previewed this argument for the historiographic significance of Jewish American literary study. Walden highlighted the immense cultural work performed by Jewish America--he sketched a historical typology from the Jews who immigrated to America, to the American Jews of their children's generation, to the Americans who were Jews of their grandchildren's generation--as it struggled at once to define and to hold on to an identity that was always in flux and never self-evident.
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.