Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Teaser Tuesday: 'An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory'

Oh yes, you read the title of this post correctly. I'm getting serious about literature and life, I am actually about to delve into 'An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory' and decided to use Teaser Tuesday as a way of getting myself pumped up for it. University is going to be a blast. Also, I know this might sound really pervy, but the pages of this book feel soooo nice. They're so smooth and just..nice. Ok, I'm going to sit in a corner and feel slightly embarrassed but not really about that admission. Also, how absolutely brilliant is it that I can get some of my uni books on my Kindle? Love it!

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading.
'Characters are the life of literature: they are the objects of our curiosity and fascination, affection and dilike, admiration and condemnation. Indeed, so intese is our relationship with literary characters that theu often cease to be simply 'objects'.' P.63
Oh yes, Mr Darcy is much more than just an object for me. But this is very true, characters are absolutely crucial to literature and people get so passionate about them!
'It is as if 'Creative Writing' were calling out: 'Look at me , come and write literature here, come and experience the literary, it'll be fun! This way to the creative writing class!' P.91
Well, I'm not doing Creative Writing at university because I decided to go for Shakespeare and the Vikings rather than my own writing, but I definitely agree that Creative Writing advertises itself as the fun side to reading and literature.

So, what are you teasing us with?

13 comments:

  1. I wish I had students who were captured by the books we're reading. But don't give up on the creative writing part either. That can be fun. Here's Mine

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  2. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

    I know what you mean with the feel of the book. I've encountered some books that are nice to touch, I just want to hold them forever. You are not alone. LOL.

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  3. Nice tease! My textbooks were never so much fun to read.


    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. Yes, the world of characters is wonderful indeed! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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  5. Wonderful teasers - I couldn't agree more! Thanks so much for sharing and for stopping by my Teaser . Happy Reading :)
    New follower :D

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  6. The book seems like a good one to me after reading that teaser! Hope you enjoy the book!

    My teaser is a poem from Hurrah's Nest by Arisa White

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  7. Bennett&Royle is a great introduction to literary theory! We worked with that one at my university too :) Another, maybe more advanced one, is 'Literary Theory: an Introduction' by Terry Eagleton, if you're interested. I like that they manage to be 'academic' in style without being dry.

    Thanks for stopping by my post! I followed back :)
    Oh, and to answer your question: the characters in Nevermore are ding a project on E.A. Poe and Ulalume is the title of one of his poems.

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  8. That teaser is so incredibly true!

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  9. Thanks for visiting my blog :-) I like your post, it reminds me of my time at university, being a studen of german and scandinavian literature and language.
    Hope you enjoy it!

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  10. Interesting Tease! Sounds like a fascinating book. Thanks for stopping by (and following!) SunnyReads!

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  11. Interesting teaser. The title sounds oddly familiar, though I don't think I've read this book for class. lol

    Thanks for stopping by
    @ Livin' Life Through Books

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  12. Great teaser! It seems like a text I would have read for my English classes Glad you like it, well at least the way it feels:)
    Thanks for visiting my teaser!

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  13. Interesting. :)
    Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice week. :)

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