INTRODUCING LITERATURE (NEW)
A comprehensive introduction to literary analysis, criticism and theory. Filled with texts, activities and essential background knowledge. Ideal for students starting senior school or college literature courses.
A glossary of modern literary terms, with practical demonstrations for each
concept. For individual reference or classroom use. Now in its second edition - expanded and fully revised.
A practical course in poetry study that explores poetry as a social practice.
Covers reading practices, form and function, theory and analysis. For classroom use or as a teacher reference.
A practical guide to the often difficult concepts and terms used in modern TV
and film study, illustrated with still images and montage sequences. The companion volume to Literary Terms.
A practical course in writing with style. Eight complete projects covering
descriptions, stories, reviews, formal speeches and more. Based on classical methods, the projects teach writing skills in detail using models, guides and exercises.
STUDYING LITERATURE(Out of print)
An introduction to the theories, values and assumptions that surround the study of literary texts.
WRITING CRITICAL ESSAYS
(Note: covers differ for Australian, British and US editions.)
A thorough introduction to formal writing about literary texts, covering study
techniques, planning and writing complete essays. With CD. Co-authored with Bronwyn Mellor.
“These books, like no other secondary reading texts we have come across, had us seeking out our colleagues to share our excitement Never
before have we seen such practical methods of examining and understanding the influences that affect students’ reading. The lessons actively engage students and make the invisible process of
reading explicit..." William McBride, Colorado State University / NCTE.