Über den Autor
Neil McCaw is Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Winchester, UK.
1. What is a Text and What Do We Do With It? Thinking about texts Texts in the digital age Terminology and differences Levels of reading Theories of reading 2. Creative Reading What is criticism? What is creativity? Being critical and creative Reading as a critic vs. reading as a writer Creativity and/as research 3. Close Reading The history of close reading The benefits of close reading The problems with close reading New ways of applying close-reading-skills Researching texts close-up 4. Biography and Authorship The role of the author The significance of biography Life-writing The limitations of author-centred approaches Researching authors 5. History and Contexts How history fits in Other types of context A critique of historical reading The strengths of historical reading Researching contexts 6. Reading Theoretically What is theory? The origins of theory The impact of theory The achievements of theory After theory Conclusion: Reading Now! Notes Bibliography Index
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