ERIC Number: ED436769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Literary Terms: A Practical Glossary. The NCTE Chalkface Series.
As a glossary of basic terms for literature study and interpretation, this book draws on recent developments in literary theory and emphasizes the role of reading practices in the reproduction of literary meanings. As well as introducing new terminology relevant to this emphasis, the glossary reviews many traditional terms, such as "style" and "theme," in the context of contemporary approaches to the study of literature. It includes brief activities to help students develop a working knowledge of the concepts. Each entry is structured as a mini-lesson organized in four parts: "To Get You Thinking"; "Theory"; "Practice"; and "Summary." With examples drawn from classic literary sources as well as popular books, films, and television shows, this book is a resource for high school teachers interested in strengthening their own as well as their students' appreciation and understanding of the complexities of literary study. (EF)
Descriptors: Glossaries, Interpretive Skills, Linguistic Theory, Literary Criticism, Literary Devices, Literature Appreciation, Secondary Education, Vocabulary
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.