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Approaches to Teaching the Works of Cormac McCarthy

edited by Stacey Peebles, Benjamin West
In the decades since his 1992 breakout novel, All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy has gained a reputation as one of the greatest contemporary American authors. Experimenting with genres such as the crime thriller, the post-apocalyptic novel, and the western, his work also engages with the aesthetics of cinema, and several of his novels have been adapted for the screen. While timely and relevant, his works' idiosyncratic language and intense,...

Immigration as a Process

Barbara Frank-Job
In their weblogs, immigrants from Latin America to Quebéc discuss the migration process in narrative reconstructions of personal experiences with the blogger community. During this collective work of meaning construction, various concepts of temporality play an essential role. Based on a large corpus of weblog posts and discussions and within the methodological frameworks of discourse analysis and interactional linguistics, this...

Teaching Modernist Women's Writing in English

edited by Janine Utell
As authors and publishers, individuals and collectives, women significantly shaped the modernist movement. While figures such as Virginia Woolf and Gertrude Stein have received acclaim, authors from marginalized communities and those who wrote for mass, middlebrow audiences also created experimental and groundbreaking work. The essays in this volume explore formal aspects and thematic concerns of modernism while also challenging rigid notions of what constitutes literary...

MLA Handbook, ninth edition

The Modern Language Association of America
Teaching and learning MLA style is about to get easier. Forthcoming April 2021

Teaching Anglophone South Asian Women Writers

edited by Deepika Bahri, Filippo Menozzi
Global and cosmopolitan since the late nineteenth century, anglophone South Asian women's writing has flourished in many genres and locations, encompassing diverse works linked by issues of language, geography, history, culture, gender, and literary tradition. Whether writing in the homeland or in the diaspora, authors offer representations of social struggle and inequality while articulating possibilities for resistance. In this volume experienced...

Approaches to Teaching Austen's Persuasion

edited by Marcia M. Folsom, Marcia McClintock Folsom, John Wiltshire
Jane Austen is a favorite with many students, whether they've read her novels or viewed popular film adaptations. But Persuasion (1817), completed at the end of her life, can be challenging for students to approach. They are surprised to meet a heroine so subdued and self-sacrificing, and the novel's setting during the Napoleonic Wars may be unfamiliar. This volume provides teachers with avenues to explore the depths and richness...

Approaches to Teaching Pound's Poetry and Prose

edited by Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos, Ira B. Nadel
Known for his maxim "make it new," Ezra Pound played a principal role in shaping the modernist movement as a poet, translator, and literary critic. Yet readers grapple with his poetry's complex structures and layered allusions and his known fascism, anti-Semitism, and misogyny. This volume offers strategies for guiding students toward the rewards of Pound's works while embracing the challenges they pose. The first section, "Materials,"...

On Fire

edited by Sean Patrick O'Rourke
The social, political, and legal struggles that made up the American civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century produced and refined a wide range of rhetorical strategies and tactics. Arguably the most astonishing and certainly the least understood are the sit-in protests that swept the nation at the beginning of the 1960s. A companion to Like Wildfire: The Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Sit-Ins, this concentrated collection of essays examines the...

Ossium Carnes Multae e Marci Tullii Ciceronis epistulis

Reginald Foster, Daniel P. McCarthy
Beginners and experts alike will find a complete immersion into the workings and nature of the Latin language embodied in the incomparable, insuperable epistles of the great Marcus Tullius Cicero, something which other commentators pass over or scorn. This second volume puts "meat on the bones" of the Latin language presented in the first volume: Ossa Latinitatis Sola: The...

Cold War Correspondents

Dina Fainberg
In an age of mutual acrimony and closed borders, journalists were among the few individuals who crossed the Iron Curtain. Their reporting strongly influenced the ways that policy makers, pundits, and ordinary people came to understand the American or the Soviet "other." In Cold War Correspondents, Dina Fainberg examines how Soviet and American journalists covered the rival superpower and how two distinctive sets of truth systems, professional...

Affaires globales

Deborah S. Reisinger, Mary Beth Raycraft, Nathalie Dieu-Porter
Develop language skills and cultural knowledge essential for a career in the francophone world Affaires globales' broad scope of disciplines and cultural content will appeal to students interested in a wide variety of careers while giving them the skills needed to pursue them. This intermediate-high to advanced-level French textbook is designed for French for specific purposes courses such as...

Al-'Arabiyya

edited by Mohammad T. Alhawary, with contributions bySaeed Al Alaslaa, Mohammad T. Alhawary, Brahim Chakrani, Abdelaadim Bidaoui, Tarek Hermessi, Roberta Morano, Sara Al Tubuly, Youness Mountaki, Archana Prakash, Wanis H. Shalaby, Mbarek Sryfi, Mohamed El-Madkoury Maataoui, Mohamed El-Madkouri Maataoui
Al-'Arabiyya Volume 53 features five articles and six book reviews. Three of the articles contribute in many meaningful ways to Arabic sociolinguistics, one to Arabic second...

An Introduction to Old English

Jonathan Evans
This unique textbook teaches the Old English language alongside the history and culture of the Anglo-Saxons. It pairs grammatical instruction with Old English passages from historical and literary documents in chronological order and provides a summary of major events. Fifty lessons present translation passages from the Peterborough manuscript of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People, the Alfredian translation of the Universal History of Paulus Orosius, and other...

The Art of Teaching Russian

edited by Evgeny Dengub, Irina Dubinina, Jason Merrill, with contributions byEvgeny Dengub, Irina Dubinina, Aline Germain-Rutherford, Cynthia Lee Martin, Angelika Kraemer, Jason Merrill, David Kirk Prestel, Julia Mikhailova, Anna Tumarkin, Thomas Jesus Garza, Dianna Murphy, Narek Sahakyan, Sally Sieloff Magnan, Betty Lou Leaver, Christine M. Campbell, William J. Comer, Lynne DeBenedette, Benjamin Jens, Coleen Lucey, Benjamin Rifkin, Karen Evans-Romaine, Stuart H. Goldberg, Susan C. Kresin, Vicki...
A comprehensive guide to...

Nineteenth-Century American Activist Rhetorics

edited by Patricia Bizzell, , edited by Lisa Zimmerelli, Lisa Zimerelli
In the nineteenth century the United States was ablaze with activism and reform: people of all races, creeds, classes, and genders engaged with diverse intellectual, social, and civic issues. This cutting-edge, revelatory book focuses on rhetoric that is overtly political and oriented to social reform. It not only contributes to our historical understanding of the period by covering a wide array of contexts—from letters,...

Nineteenth-Century American Activist Rhetorics

edited by Patricia Bizzell, Lisa Zimerelli, Lisa Zimmerelli
In the nineteenth century the United States was ablaze with activism and reform: people of all races, creeds, classes, and genders engaged with diverse intellectual, social, and civic issues. This cutting-edge, revelatory book focuses on rhetoric that is overtly political and oriented to social reform. It not only contributes to our historical understanding of the period by covering a wide array of contexts—from letters, preaching, and...

Rodnaya rech' Workbook

Irina Dubinina, Olesya Kisselev
This eBook Workbook includes activities integral to learning with Rodnaya rech'. Included are all of the homework activities and texts for reading comprehension that students need to successfully learn with the Rodnaya rech' textbook. The eBook Workbook will be available in eBook format only and includes all of the exercises previously found on the Smart Sparrow Electronic Workbook. Unlike the Smart Sparrow...

Rodnaya rech' Workbook Answer Key

Irina Dubinina, Olesya Kisselev
This Answer Key includes answers to the activities in the eBook Workbook that are integral to learning with Rodnaya rech'. The eBook Workbook will be available in eBook format only and includes all of the exercises previously found on the Smart Sparrow Electronic Workbook. Unlike the Smart Sparrow Electronic Workbook, the new eBook Workbooks will not be web-based. Although the eBook Workbook...

Teaching Late Twentieth-Century Mexicana and Chicana Writers

edited by Elizabeth Coonrod Martínez
Mexicana and Chicana authors from the late 1970s to the turn of the century helped overturn the patriarchal literary culture and mores of their time. This landmark volume acquaints readers with the provocative, at times defiant, yet subtle discourses of this important generation of writers and explains the influences and historical contexts that shaped their work. Until now, little criticism has been published about these important works.