English 4W Week 5, Lecture 9

English 4W Week 5, - English 4W Week 5 Lecture 9 English 4W Lecture Notes for Week 5 Lecture 9 Alice Hentons Lecture Paper Advice Comparing Texts

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English 4W Week 5 Lecture 9 English 4W Lecture Notes for Week 5, Lecture 9 Alice Henton’s Lecture 08/31/2010 Paper Advice Comparing Texts 1 Genre The Novel 1 Imperial Romance 1 19 th Century Britain Empire 1 Cataloging 2 She Haggard 2 Characters 2 Frame Narrative 4 Documents 4 Race and Gender 4 Binaries 4 Themes and Motifs 5 Animal Symbolism 5 Kelly Bowers Paper Advice 08/31/2010 1
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English 4W Week 5 Lecture 9 Comparing Texts -When comparing two texts you must include the elements of a thesis - What can be compared? - How are they compared? - So What ? -For example, it is not good enough to say witches in “Text A” are good and they are bad in “Text B” -Remember: It is not necessary to compare texts in your paper if you do not wish to do so Genre The Novel -The novel is the current dominate literary form of this century but it is also one of the newest -The word is derived from the Italian novella meaning “tale” or “piece of news” -It can be defined as an extended piece of literary prose -This very general definition is due to the wide variety of writings which it can be applied to Imperial Romance -Imperial romance is not just a love story -It is a genre rooted in adventure story -Examples include: -Other Haggard pieces -Marie de France stories -Knight tales -It is rooted in fantasy, improbability, and extravagance -How the “everyday” can run into and be overcome by the fantastic -There is a heavy theme of exoticism -This genre reflects on 19 th century Britain -Britain is obsessed with their colonial conquest during this time -Fantasies about what an empire can be and what its exotic colonies are like were very popular 19 th Century Britain Empire -The American Revolution shut down the “original” colonial experiment of the 17 th and 18 th centuries -In the 1770s onward, Britain expanded to Africa, Asia, etc -“From Cape to Cairo” they said -This is essentially the British version of “Manifest Destiny,” summing up popular perception about conquest Cataloging 08/31/2010 2
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English 4W Week 5 Lecture 9 -So England ran into the cultural “problem” of staying British when they sought
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course MGMT 1A taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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English 4W Week 5, - English 4W Week 5 Lecture 9 English 4W Lecture Notes for Week 5 Lecture 9 Alice Hentons Lecture Paper Advice Comparing Texts

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