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English in Practice: In Pursuit of English Studies

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This book examines the practice of studying English, and the theory underlying that practice. Peter Barry examines how almost everything but the name of the discipline has changed during its short lifetime. He explores the core activities involved in ""doing"" English today, and looks well beyond the close reading of texts. He guides the reader through some of the most contested issues in the subject and surveys areas that have newly come under the banner of  "English."
Peter Barry has taught English at every level—in primary and secondary schools, in further and higher education colleges, and at universities. He was at the former LSU College, Southampton, from 1980 to 1995, and moved in that year to his present post at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has been co-editor of English (the journal of the English association) since 1988, and reviews and poetry editor since 1995, and he is also an advisory member of the executive of the association. His previous books include Contemporary British Poetry and the City, and the academic best-seller Beginning Theory.
What is English? Peter Barry's book examines the practice of studying English, and the theory underlying that practice. He indicates how almost everything but the name of the discipline has changed during its short lifetime. He explores the core activities involved in "doing" English today, and looks well beyond the close reading of texts. He guides the reader through some of the most contested issues in the subject and surveys areas that have newly come under the banner of "English".
"The great strength of Peter Barry's English in Practice is its rare combination of common sense and personal, even idiosyncratic judgement as to the value of studying English."—Marjorie Perloff, Stanford University (Emeritus)

"I cannot imagine a better way for a student of English to start his or her studies than by reading English in Practice."—Jeremy Hawthorn, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Synopsis:

Peter Barry examines the practice of studying English and the theory underlying it. He indicates how almost everything but the name of the discipline has changed during its short lifetime, explores the core activities involved in "doing" English today, and looks at the close reading of the texts.

Synopsis:

This book examines the practice of studying English, and the theory underlying that practice. Peter Barry examines how almost everything but the name of the discipline has changed during its short lifetime. He explores the core activities involved in ""doing"" English today, and looks well beyond the close reading of texts. He guides the reader through some of the most contested issues in the subject and surveys areas that have newly come under the banner of  "English."

About the Author

Peter Barry has taught English at every level - in primary and secondary schools, in further and higher education colleges, and at universities. He was at the former LSU College, Southampton, from 1980 to 1995, and moved in that year to his present post at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has been co-editor of English (the journal of the English association) since 1988, and reviews and poetry editor since 1995, and he is also an advisory member of the executive of the association. His previous books include Contemporary British Poetry and the City (Manchester University Press, 2000), and the academic best-seller Beginning Theory (2nd edition Manchester University Press, 2002). He also co-edits the Beginnings series for MUP.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780340808863
Author:
Barry, Peter, Photographer
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Author:
Barry, Peter
Author:
null, Peter
Location:
London
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Literature/English | Literary Theory
Subject:
English literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
English philology -- Study and teaching.
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Series Volume:
96-19
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 halftones and line illus
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Peter Barry examines the practice of studying English and the theory underlying it. He indicates how almost everything but the name of the discipline has changed during its short lifetime, explores the core activities involved in "doing" English today, and looks at the close reading of the texts.
"Synopsis" by ,
This book examines the practice of studying English, and the theory underlying that practice. Peter Barry examines how almost everything but the name of the discipline has changed during its short lifetime. He explores the core activities involved in ""doing"" English today, and looks well beyond the close reading of texts. He guides the reader through some of the most contested issues in the subject and surveys areas that have newly come under the banner of  "English."
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