Writers as Readers

A Celebration of Virago Modern Classics

Author: Virago Press

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349008639

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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Margaret Drabble | Beryl Bainbridge | Angela Carter | Maggie O'Farrell | Elizabeth Jane Howard | A. S. Byatt | Penelope Lively | Sarah Waters | Jonathan Coe | Diana Souhami | Jilly Cooper | Elizabeth Bowen | Mark Bostridge | Alexander McCall Smith | Sarah Dunant | Rachel Cooke | Zadie Smith | Anita Desai | Sophie Dahl | Clare Boylan | Paula McLain | Diana Athill | Marina Lewycka | Claire Messud | Michèle Roberts | Simon Russell Beale | Amanda Craig | Hilary Mantel | Elizabeth Taylor | Ali Smith | Linda Grant | Jane Gardam | Julie Burchill | Carmen Callil | Helen Oyeyemi | Marian Keyes | Nora Ephron | Sandi Toksvig | Kate Saunders Writers as Readers is a celebration of forty years of the Virago Modern Classics list. Started in 1978, Virago Modern Classics is dedicated to the rediscovery and championing of women writers, challenging the often narrow definition of 'classic'. In this collection, forty of the most significant writers of the past century tell us about one of their favourite writers by introducing books from the Virago Modern Classics collection, offering a glimpse at the treasures that have been published over the past four decades: they may be great works of literature; they may be wonderful period pieces; they may reveal particular aspects of women's lives; they may be classics of comedy, storytelling, diary-writing or autobiography.

Romanticism gendered

male writers as readers of women's writing in romantic correspondence

Author: Andrea Fischerovà

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 315

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This study focuses on the six writing men who have been throughout decades regarded as the alpha and omega of British Romanticism: Byron, Coleridge, Keats, Scott, Shelley, and Wordsworth. It sees these men as a representative cohort of their time and examines their letters as results of a reading process. Although letters are usually seen as additional sources of reference in literary studies, in this book they are treated as the dominant information material: correspondence enables to reconsider British Romanticism on the basis of the epistolary communication of the first half of the nineteenth century.The target information from the letters are references to women writers and to their writings. A detailed analysis of the correspondence manages to answer the question whether male Romantics regarded writing women as "provoking" from time to time, as Duncan Wu assumes, and whether the gender identity of the woman author influenced the way male readers read her literary works.The examination of the correspondence thus takes a gendered perspective on British Romanticism. This approach to the target research data discloses a long list of almost 120 names of women writers from different periods and of different literary genres. Whereas the male readers in question have acquired a well-established, stable long-term position within literary history, the women were often marginalized, even forgotten. The study presents plentiful examples proving the discrepancies between what the twenty-first-century reader regards as the core of women's Romantic literary tradition, and what the Romantic reader did.The following women writers are discussed in the study in detail: Susannah Centlivre, Anne Finch (Lady Winchelsea), Ann Radcliffe, Mary Robinson, Felicia Hemans, Mary Shelley, Joanna Baillie, Maria Edgeworth, Maria Jane Jewsbury, Catherine Grace Godwin, and Emmeline Fisher.

Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing as a Process

Author: Carol B. Olson

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788127187


Page: 224

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Contains a collection of specific classroom strategies & suggestions for teaching writing to elementary school students according to an eight-stage process. Specific techniques for teaching each stage of the writing process & descriptions of proven approaches for using these techniques are also included. "A wonderful resource, a labor of love from a large & talented group of educators." Had its beginnings in the California Writing Project at the Univ. of California, Irvine. Best Seller! Illustrated.

Crossed Correspondences

Writers As Readers and Critics of Their Peers

Author: Vanessa Guignery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781443886994


Page: 285

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While some writers adamantly refuse to allow anyone to read, let alone comment upon, their literary production until it is published, others are willing to submit their manuscripts and work in progress to their peers, in the hope of receiving critical judgment that might validate their choices, or prompt them to introduce changes. Correspondences between writers thus contain treasures of literary analysis when the recipient of a piece annotates it, criticises it, judges it, inciting the sender to justify or defend his/her choices, to reconsider his/her method and to discuss his/her aesthetic principles. The aim of this collection of essays is to analyse the specificity of letters in which writers comment not only on the production of their correspondent, but also on their own artistic approach and their own work while it is still in progress or only just completed but not yet published. Examining epistolary exchanges from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century between English, American and French authors, contributors particularly concentrate on the points of contact between correspondences and literary criticism, on the way writers reveal themselves as their peers first critics. This process can help both parties delineate more clearly their trains of thoughts and accompany works in their gestation. The epistolary genre thus becomes an aesthetic laboratory and a place for literary debates.

Coming Together as Readers

Building Literacy Teams

Author: Donna Ogle

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452293880

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This second edition helps educators build a successful reading culture by developing community collaborations that include parents, university partnerships, and libraries.

Understanding Readers' Understanding

Theory To Practice

Author: Robert J. Tierney,Patricia L. Anders,Judy Nichols Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136563199

Category: Education

Page: 344

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This collection features papers addressing current issues in reading comprehension from cognitive and linguistic perspectives. Organized into three sections, the volume investigates text considerations and reader-text interactions. Each paper presents a substantial and comprehensive review of theory and research related to cognition and reading comprehension.

Writing as a Learning Tool

Integrating Theory and Practice

Author: Päivi Tynjälä,L. Mason,K. Lonka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401007403

Category: Education

Page: 219

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This book is an outstanding account of the current state of using writing in service of learning. It presents psychological and educational foundations of writing across the curriculum movement and describes writing-to-learn practices implemented at different levels of education. It provides concrete applications and ideas about how to enhance student learning by means of writing. It is useful for educators, curriculum developers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, writing researchers, and teachers.

Charlotte Yonge

Rereading Domestic Religious Fiction

Author: Tamara Wagner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317978625

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Charlotte Yonge, a dedicated religious, didactic, and domestic novelist, has become one of the most effectively rediscovered Victorian women writers of the last decades. Her prolific output of fiction does not merely give a fascinatingly different insight into nineteenth-century popular culture; it also yields a startling complexity. This compels a reappraisal of the parameters that have long been limiting discussion of women writers of the time. Situating Yonge amidst developments in science, technology, imperialism, aesthetics, and the book market at her time, the individual contributions in this book explore her critical and often self-conscious engagement with current fads, controversies, and possible alternatives. Her marketing of her missionary stories, the wider significance of her contribution to Tractarian aesthetics, the impact of Darwinian science on her domestic chronicles, and her work as a successful editor of a newly established magazine show this self-confidently anti-feminist and domestic writer exert a profound influence on Victorian literature and culture. This book was previously published as a special issue of Women's Writing.

Gothic (Re)Visions

Writing Women as Readers

Author: Susan Wolstenholme

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791412190

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

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Gothic fiction usually has been perceived as the special province of women, an attraction often attributed to a thematics of woman-identified issues such as female sexuality, marriage, and childbirth. But why these issues? What is specifically "female" about "Gothic?" This book argues that Gothic modes provide women who write with special means to negotiate their way through their double status as women and as writers, and to subvert the power relationships that hinder women writers. Current theories of "gendered" observation complicate the idea that Gothic-marked fiction relies on composed, individual scenes and visual metaphors for its effect. The texts studied here--by Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Eliot, and Edith Wharton--explode the authority of a unitary, centralized narrative gaze and establish instead a diffuse, multi-angled textual position for "woman." Gothic moments in these novels create a textualized space for the voice of a "woman writer," as well as inviting the response of a "woman reader."

Building Bridges From Early to Intermediate Literacy, Grades 2-4

Author: Sarah F. Mahurt,Ruth E. Metcalfe,Margaret A. Gwyther

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452294526

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Help all learners transition successfully from beginning to intermediate literacy levels with these classroom-tested instructional strategies and specialized assessment tools for word study, reading, and writing.

Students' Identities and Literacy Learning

Author: Sarah J. McCarthey,Ira

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113585470X

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Educators will find in this book an opportunity to examine the multiple, dynamic identities of the students they instruct and to consider the ways in which all teachers and students are shaped by their social and cultural settings. The volume is the first to examine theories of identity and elementary literacy practices by presenting data in a teacher-friendly format. The chapters highlight the influences of school and, to some extent, home contexts on students' identities as readers and writers, and give numerous implications for practice. McCarthey collected data from three sites in which teachers implemented writing workshop and literature-based instruction in grades 3-6. This book focuses on the students in these sites, who were from diverse cultural and social backgrounds. By providing information about the contexts in which students read and wrote, McCarthey demonstrates the power of the teacher-student relationship, the importance of the classroom curriculum, and the influence of parents and peers on students. Published by International Reading Association

Writers Are Readers

Flipping Reading Instruction Into Writing Opportunities

Author: Lester Laminack,Reba M. Wadsworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780325056630

Category: Education

Page: 176

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In Writers Are Readers, the mutually supportive roles of reading and writing are made visible through the idea of "flipsides;" how a reader's insights can be turned around to provide insights into his own writing, and vice versa. Lester and Reba's trademark engaging style is woven throughout chapters full of sample lessons, student writing samples, and recommended texts for maximizing the flipped concept across the year. "Leading the student to understand what he did as a reader can become a lens that brings into focus what the writer had to do before a reader ever saw the page," they write. Discover fresh new ways to turn reading strategies into writing opportunities that your students will be excited about and deeply understand.

Tagebuch einer Lady auf dem Lande


Author: E. M. Delafield

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641080452

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Eine Lady lässt sich nicht unterkriegen ... England in den 1930er-Jahren. In einem Dorf in der Grafschaft Devon vertraut sich eine Lady mit messerscharfem Verstand ihrem einzigen Freund an – dem Tagebuch. Die Welt hat sich gegen sie verschworen, im Haushalt regiert das Chaos, die Köchin droht mit Kündigung, und ihre beiden überaus reizenden Kinder Vicky und Robin neigen dazu, stets am falschen Ort zur falschen Zeit für Unheil zu sorgen. Von ihrem Gatten Robert, der sich am liebsten hinter der Times verschanzt, hat die Lady keine Hilfe zu erwarten. So kämpft sie allein um Haltung bei Teegesellschaften, Dorffesten, Abendeinladungen und vor allem, wenn sie der grässlich perfekten Lady B. begegnet, die ihre Eitelkeiten wie einen Pudel mit sich herumführt. Ein Glück, dass wenigstens ihr Tagebuch die Lady auf dem Lande nicht im Stich lässt ...

Reading, Writing, and Gender

Author: Gail Lynn Goldberg,Barbara Roswell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317922670

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Like an increasing number of educators, you recognize that girls and boys approach reading and writing differently, and that boys are lagging behind girls in many assessments of literacy learning. This book does more than describe and explain these differences. It builds on the authors' state of the art research to offer instructional strategies and classroom activities to help both girls and boys develop as readers and writers. This book is for classroom teachers in grades 3 - 8 as well as for reading specialists, instructional leaders and other educators. It provides detailed descriptions of instructional activities, accompanied by reproducible tools and materials; illustrative examples of student work; concise summaries of state-of-the-art research; and ideas for action research projects. The strategies and activities in this book have all been classroom tested with diverse student populations.

Wie Wind in den Straßen


Author: Rosamond Lehmann

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105610103

Category: Fiction

Page: 406

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Die große Liebe: Eine romantische junge Frau begegnet dem Mann ihrer Träume. Doch sie hat eine gescheiterte Ehe hinter sich, und er ist verheiratet. Ein Verhältnis beginnt, eine Liebe ohne Außenleben, ohne Anerkennung, die heimlich in Hotels, auf Reisen, vor allem aber in Gedanken und Gefühlen stattfindet. Das Liebespaar bewegt sich zwischen den verknöcherten Repräsentanten viktorianischer Werte und den exaltierten, lebenshungrigen Figuren der Londoner Bloomsbury-Boheme. Es ist die Welt zwischen den Kriegen, eine Welt im Umbruch. Ein fesselnder psychologischer Roman und eine faszinierende Liebesgeschichte, erzählt von Rosamond Lehmann, einer Meisterin des subtilen Charakterporträts. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Linking K-2 Literacy and the Common Core

Mini-Lessons that Work!

Author: Connie Campbell Dierking

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1625216211

Category: Education

Page: 224

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The skills and strategies students practice to become proficient writers also nudge them closer to becoming proficient readers, so how can K-2 teachers connect reading and writing instruction in meaningful ways that allow students to go deeper in their thinking? This revised second edition provides tips, tools, and mini-lessons for integrating reading, writing, and speaking and listening. Each operational, print awareness, craft, and foundational writing mini-lesson identifies the connecting point to reading and speaking and listening with Target Skills¨ that can and should be revisited and reinforced during your reading block and any content area. By design, these books are not printable from a reading device. To request a PDF of the reproducible pages, please contact customer service at 1-888-262-6135.

Women and Literature in Britain 1800-1900

Author: Joanne Shattock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521659574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 311

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These new essays by leading scholars explore nineteenth-century women's writing across a spectrum of genres. The book's focus is on women's role in and access to literary culture in the broadest sense, as consumers and interpreters as well as practitioners of that culture. Individual chapters consider women as journalists, editors, translators, scholars, actresses, playwrights, autobiographers, biographers, writers for children and religious writers as well as novelists and poets. A unique chronology offers a woman-centered perspective on literary and historical events and there is a guide to further reading.

Engineering Writing by Design

Creating Formal Documents of Lasting Value

Author: Edward J. Rothwell,Michael J. Cloud

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482234327

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 199

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Engineers are smart people. Their work is important, which is why engineering material should be written as deliberately and carefully as it will be read. Engineering Writing by Design: Creating Formal Documents of Lasting Value demonstrates how effective writing can be achieved through engineering-based thinking. Based on the authors’ combined experience as engineering educators, the book presents a novel approach to technical writing, positioning formal writing tasks as engineering design problems with requirements, constraints, protocols, standards, and customers (readers) to satisfy. Specially crafted for busy engineers and engineering students, this quick-reading, conversational text: Describes how to avoid logical fallacies and use physical reasoning to catch mistakes in claims Covers the essentials of technical grammar and style as well as the elements of mathematical exposition Emphasizes the centrality of the target audience, and thus the need for clear and concise prose Engineering Writing by Design: Creating Formal Documents of Lasting Value addresses the specific combination of thinking and writing skills needed to succeed in modern engineering. Its mantra is: to write like an engineer, you must think like an engineer. Featuring illustrative examples, chapter summaries and exercises, quick-reference tables, and recommendations for further reading, this book is packed with valuable tips and information practicing and aspiring engineers need to become effective writers.

How We Write

Writing as Creative Design

Author: Mike Sharples

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134665385

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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How We Write is an accessible guide to the entire writing process, from forming ideas to formatting text. Combining new explanations of creativity with insights into writing as design, it offers a full account of the mental, physical and social aspects of writing. How We Write explores: how children learn to write the importance of reflective thinking processes of planning, composing and revising visual design of text cultural influences on writing global hypertext and the future of collaborative and on-line writing. By referring to a wealth of examples from writers such as Umberto Eco, Terry Pratchett and Ian Fleming, How We Write ultimately teaches us how to control and extend our own writing abilities. How We Write will be of value to students and teachers of language and psychology, professional and aspiring writers, and anyone interested in this familiar yet complex activity.