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UNIV 1301- Creative Writing and the University: Abstract, book review, literature review, or literary criticism?

Literature review, book review or literary criticism?

Part I: Literature Reviews, Book Reviews, & Literary Criticism

 

A. Question: What is the difference between a literature review and a book review and literary criticism?

Literature Review

Book Review

Literary Criticism

Things to consider:

What does it criticize?

  • Content, style, merit?
  • Literary elements?
  • Literary technique?
  • Sociopolitical view?
  • Impact (emotional, ect.)

What does it persuade you to do?:

  • Buy or not buy?
  • Read, not read?
  • Consider an argument with evidence from texts?

What does it try to answer?

  • A gap in knowledge?
  • How something fits into the literature?
  • Whether something is “good” or “bad”?

Arguments are based on:

  • Evidence?
  • Opinion?

Who is the audience?

  • Academics?
  • Non-academics?

Who is the author?

  • Is there an author?
  • Credentials?

Literature review, book review or literary criticism?

Instructions: Look up these titles and classify them as one thing. What are some of the characteristics which made you decide?

 

1. Clemans, J. "Irresistible Impulses: Edgar Allan Poe And The Insanity Defense." American Literature 63.4 (1991): 623. Academic Search Complete. Web. 15 June 2016.

Publication Type:_____________________________________

Why?_______________________________________________

 

2. Renner, Karen J. "Evil Children In Film And Literature, Part II: Notes Towards A Taxonomy [Special Issue]." Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory 22.3 (2011): 177-196. MLA International Bibliography. Web. 15 June 2016.

Publication Type:_____________________________________

Why?_______________________________________________

 

3. Jarvis, C. (2014). The Twilight of Feminism? Stephenie Meyer's Saga and the Contradictions of Contemporary Girlhood. Children's Literature In Education, 45(2), 101-115.

Publication Type:_____________________________________

Why?_______________________________________________

 

4. Hayes-smith, R. (2011). Gender norms in the "twilight" series. Contexts, 10(2), 78-79. Retrieved from http://0-www.jstor.org.lib.utep.edu/stable/41960217

Publication Type:_____________________________________

Why?_______________________________________________

 

5. De Lint, C. (2008). Twilight. Fantasy & Science Fiction, 114(4), 38-41.

Publication Type:_____________________________________

Why?_______________________________________________

 

 

 

 

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