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Alli, Oyedokun; Ademola, Wasiu – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
This paper undertakes, through the prism of linguistic (stylistic) analysis, a reading of the ideological discourse in Festus Iyayi's novels- "Violence, The Contract", and "Heroes", with the broad aim of establishing the nexus between literature and ideology, through the instrumentation of language, for societal transformation.…
Descriptors: Language Styles, Discourse Analysis, Correlation, Novels
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Whale, Mark – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2015
Daniel Barenboim, conductor of the Arab/Israeli West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, claims that "everywhere in the world … [Beethoven's Ninth Symphony] speaks to all people." But just how universal is Beethoven? Does his music exceed cultural boundaries or is Barenboim's idea of a "utopian republic," built, in part, upon Beethoven's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classical Music, Cultural Influences, Correlation
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Eagleton, Terry – Academic Questions, 2012
Poetry is about the experience of meaning as well as the meaning of experience. To read a poem is to feel one's way into the inner workings of its language, rather than to peer through that speech to an extractable truth. Most students of literature today have difficulty in grasping the performative or rhetorical dimensions of the texts with which…
Descriptors: Poetry, Literature Appreciation, Rhetoric, Criticism
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Freadman, Richard – English in Australia, 1984
During the course of an interview, Terry Eagleton, one of England's foremost Marxist critics, talks about his political and critical position and about related contemporary developments. (HOD)
Descriptors: Authors, English Instruction, Influences, Interviews
Kearney, Anthony – Use of English, 1984
Examines the strengths and weaknesses of Terry Eagleton's "Literary Theory," a book explaining the Marxist position on literature and criticizing what it calls the liberal humanist approach for its tendency to isolate literature from life. (MM)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Humanism
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Pfeil, Fred – College English, 1980
Reviews the recent work of Terry Eagleton and Raymond Williams, two proponents of Marxist literary theory. Considers the strengths and weaknesses of each writer, outlining an approach to Marxist literary criticism that blends the two theories. (JT)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Philosophy
Madden, Thomas R. – 1986
The literary theorist Terry Eagleton believes that literary study is the study of human discourse. To build on his idea for use in the classroom, it must first be assumed that literature constitutes a dialogue between the work (and its author) and the reader. The dialogue process can be introduced in a 2- to 4-week unit through a cluster of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Critical Reading, Dialogs (Literary), Discourse Analysis
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Eagleton, Terry – English in Education, 1991
Provides an account of the recent right-wing backlash in the United States against trends in higher education. Traces the continuing "crisis in English" to historical origins of humanities as a sequestered enclave. Suggests that this conflict will largely determine the future of English instruction. (HB)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Higher Education