Beginning Theory

An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory

Author: Peter Barry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526121808

Category: Education

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Beginning theory has been helping students navigate through the thickets of literary and cultural theory for over two decades. This new and expanded fourth edition continues to offer students and readers the best one-volume introduction to the field. The bewildering variety of approaches, theorists and technical language is lucidly and expertly unravelled. Unlike many books which assume certain positions about the critics and the theories they represent, Peter Barry allows readers to develop their own ideas once first principles and concepts have been grasped. The book has been updated for this edition and includes a new introduction, expanded chapters, and an overview of the subject (Theory after Theory) which maps the arrival of new 'isms' since the second edition appeared in 2002 and the third edition in 2009.

Beginning Theory

An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory

Author: Peter Barry

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719062681

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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The new edition of Beginning Theory has new chapters added which take account of recent developments in literary theory.

Beginning Theory

An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory

Author: Peter Barry

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719043260

Category: Criticism

Page: 239

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An introduction to literary and cultural theory for beginners. The emphasis is on theory in practice with exercises and questions to help the student understand the methodology and practice of literary theory. Topics covered include: liberal humanism; Marxism; new historicism; cultural materialism; postcolonialism; feminism; queer theory; structuralism; postmodernism; stylistics; psychoanalytic theory.

Beginning Theory for Adults

Author: Nathaniel Gunod

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9781929395620

Category: Music

Page: 96

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A step-by-step, easy-to-understand method for students of piano and guitar. Includes many exercises for checking your knowledge, and includes an ear-training CD and an answer key.

Practical Beginning Theory: A Fundamentals Worktext

Author: Bruce Jackson,Barbara Seagrave Jackson,Bruce Benward

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780697343970

Category: Music

Page: 336

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The phrase ‘practical theory’ may seem to be a contradiction, but it is a term that Practical Beginning Theory has, since it’s first edition in 1963, sought to embody by providing a comprehensive introduction to basic level theory that can be used in any teaching situation, even if other resource materials are limited or unavailable. In the new edition, the text continues its mission to be an all-in-one coursebook for music fundamentals. A third author has been added to revise and update the exercises in popular music and to integrate new electronic supplements into the text. A new chapter has been added to address jazz, pop, and blues and a CD of ear-training examples is now included with each copy of the book. The software package of the prior edition has been coordinated to the new CD and mounted to the Internet and exercises throughout the text have been revised to further emphasize real music instead of artificial textbook examples. In all, Practical Beginning Theory prepares students completely for the first semester of major-level music theory. In can be used at two- and four- year colleges and it is appropriate for pre-college students who are preparing to enter a music major or for advanced high school music theory courses.

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Beginning Theory

Author: Mark Tod Kislingbury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781633150300

Category:

Page: 550

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The Sense of a Beginning

Theory of the Literary Opening

Author: Niels Buch Leander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788763543866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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The Sense of a Beginning is the first comprehensive exploration of the openings of novels. With a title that deliberately echoes Frank Kermode's famous book on endings, the book addresses the formal challenge of opening lines, especially in modernism, and illustrates their significance to both literary creation and literary criticism. Niels Buch Leander's approach is wide-ranging, examining how beginnings in fiction relate to beginnings in nature, how they work from a formal and narrative point of view, how modernist self-awareness plays out in openings, and how openings have altered criticism itself through intertextuality. Drawing on examples from D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Mann, Paul Valery, and more, as well as appraisals by critics like Roland Barthes and Edward Said, Leander fills a truly surprising gap in literary scholarship.

Abracadabra Beginning Theory

Author: N.A

Publisher: A&C Black Childrens & Educational

ISBN: 9781472923592

Category:

Page: 40

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The theory of music is a 'necessary evil' for many young instrumental players. It is often an area which is hurried in preparation for exams, and neglected or feared before that point. It is a key part of a young musician's learning, to help them understand all of the technical terms they encounter in their practical playing.Following the highly popular Abracadabra instrumental format, Abracadabra Beginning Theory takes the pain away from the process and splits items into small chunks which can easily be tackled along with weekly practice, giving fun and variety in between lessons.Abracadabra Beginning Theory explains the practical concepts covered in the instrumental books carefully, and provides plenty of exercises and activities to consolidate these and build confidence in young musicians. The theoretical understanding which supports aural skills, sight reading, solo performances and technical exercises, such as scales, is a brilliant addition to any musician's arsenal. Making theory approachable, Abracadabra Beginning Theory is an ideal companion to any of the instrumental repertoire books.

Beginning Classical Social Theory

Author: Marcel Stoetzler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526117053

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Beginning classical social theory introduces students and educated general readers to thirteen key social theorists by way of examining a single, exemplary text by each author, ranging from Comte to Adorno. It answers the need for a book that helps students develop the skill to critically read theory. Rather than learning how to admire the canonical theorists, readers are alerted to the flow of their arguments and the texts' contradictions and limitations. Having gotten 'under the skin' of one key text by each author will provide readers with a solid starting point for further study. The book will be suitable as the principal textbook in social theory modules as much as alongside a more conventional textbook as a recommended additional tool for self-study. It will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as educated lay readers.

Building Your Play

Theory and Practice for the Beginning Playwright

Author: David Rush

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809385821

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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David Rush takes beginning playwrights through the first draft of a play and deep into the revision process. Drawing on examples from such classics as Othello and The Glass Menagerie, Rush provides detailed models for writers to evaluate their work for weaknesses and focus on the in-depth development of their plays. Rush encourages writers to make sure their plays are clear and focused. He shows how to keep plays dramatically compelling and offers ways to avoid common mistakes that make them dull, confusing, or ineffective. He then distills the essence of traditional revision into key questions and discusses frequently overlooked tools, terms, and strategies that go beyond established methods of evaluation.

Beginning Blues and Rock Theory for Guitar

Author: Alfred Publishing

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739031629

Category: Music

Page: 47

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Designed to supplement Beginning Blues Guitar by David Hamburger and Beginning Rock Guitar by Paul Howard, Blues and Rock Theory for Guitar is the perfect companion to any starter instruction book for either style of playing. Gain an intimate knowledge of diatonic harmony, the three primary chord functions, the major, minor, pentatonic, and blues scales, and be able to identify the most important intevals and chords by sight and sound. With 10 worksheets and a CD full of ear-training examples, you'll gain a solid foundation in music theory and ear training, with the complete understanding of blues and rock chord progressions you need to become a great player. This is a must-have for every blues and rock guitarist.

Music Theory for Musical Theatre

Author: John Bell,Steven R. Chicurel

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810859017

Category: Music

Page: 117

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"Music Theory for Musical Theatre is designed to demystify music theory and analysis and make it more accessible to musical theatre students. It aims to equip them with a basic skill set to apply directly to the art form. John Bell and Steven R. Chicurel explore how musical theatre composers use basic principles of music theory to illuminate characters and tell stories, helping students understand the form, structure, and dramatic power of musical theatre repertoire."--BOOK JACKET.

Beginning Number Theory

Author: Neville Robbins

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763737689

Category: Computers

Page: 338

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Part of the new Digital Filmmaker Series! Digital Filmmaking: An Introductionis the first book in the newDigital Filmmaker Series. Designed for an introductory level course in digital filmmaking, it is intended for anyone who has an interest in telling stories with pictures and sound and won't assume any familiarity with equipment or concepts on the part of the student. In addition to the basics of shooting and editing, different story forms are introduced from documentary and live events through fictional narratives. Each of the topics is covered in enough depth to allow anyone with a camera and a computer to begin creating visual projects of quality.

Beginning Film Studies

Author: Andrew Dix

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1784991384

Category: Film criticism

Page: 392

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For this new volume, Andrew Dix has thoroughly updated the first edition, writing fresh case studies, tracking and evaluating recent developments in the study of film, and providing the most up-to-the-minute suggestions of books and websites for further reading.

Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Jonathan Culler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199691347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 165

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Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction offers insights into theories about the nature of language and meaning, human identity, and the power of language. Fully updated for 2011 and including a new chapter on 'Ethics and aesthetics', it steers a clear and lucid path through an often impenetrable subject.

Beginning Group Theory for Chemistry

Author: Paul H. Walton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198559641

Category: Science

Page: 156

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Group theory is an essential part of undergraduate chemistry courses. This accessible supplementary text, teaches the subject from a practical point of view, with worked examples and model answers provided throughout. Its clear, non-technical approach allows students without a mathematical background to be able to complete the exercises in the book.

Literary Theory and Criticism

An Oxford Guide

Author: Patricia Waugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199291335

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 598

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Edited by Patricia Waugh, this comprehensive guide to literary theory and criticism includes 39 specially commissioned chapters by an outstanding international team of academics. The volume is divided into four parts. Part One covers the key philosophical and aesthetic origins of literary theory, Part Two looks at the foundational movements and thinkers in the first half of the twentieth century, Part Three offers introductory overviews of the most importantmovements and thinkers in modern literary theory and Part Four looks at emergent trends and future directions.

The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319703447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

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This book was originally published by Macmillan in 1936. It was voted the top Academic Book that Shaped Modern Britain by Academic Book Week (UK) in 2017, and in 2011 was placed on Time Magazine's top 100 non-fiction books written in English since 1923. Reissued with a fresh Introduction by the Nobel-prize winner Paul Krugman and a new Afterword by Keynes’ biographer Robert Skidelsky, this important work is made available to a new generation. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money transformed economics and changed the face of modern macroeconomics. Keynes’ argument is based on the idea that the level of employment is not determined by the price of labour, but by the spending of money. It gave way to an entirely new approach where employment, inflation and the market economy are concerned. Highly provocative at its time of publication, this book and Keynes’ theories continue to remain the subject of much support and praise, criticism and debate. Economists at any stage in their career will enjoy revisiting this treatise and observing the relevance of Keynes’ work in today’s contemporary climate.