Writing about Literature. Forms. News media: scandals, celebrations, promotions Authority issues: censorship, publication rights Format: journals, magazines, collections, monographs online, printed Education: papers, exams, theses, dissertations presentations
Writing about Literature
News media: scandals, celebrations, promotions
Authority issues: censorship, publication rights
Format: journals, magazines, collections, monographs
Education: papers, exams, theses, dissertations
Audiences: specialised or lay readership
Styles: formal, informal from academic writing to blogs
Flexible form – formal or informal
when informal: ideas are presented
supported by quotations
History of the essay as a literary kind
Tends to be formal, with a set of rules
depending on the area of expertise
Essays within various disciplines covered by SEAS: http://seas3.elte.hu/seas/research/publications.html
Style guide for literature:
e.g., MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Joseph Gibaldi)
theme, content, method, form
Give a one-line definition of the following terms:
Give a one-paragraph definition of one of the following terms:
Choose one of the following two extracts and
Please find extracts on the next slide.
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,...
I am the poet of the body and I am the poet of the Soul,
The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me,
The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into a new tongue.
Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself”