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Text and Context

By Judie Newman and Douglas Tallack

Abstract

American Studies in an ideal medium for creating an understanding of the relationship between text and context in literature, helping to produce the kind of lateral thinking which is highly sought after in today’s job market. The relationship goes beyond merely understanding the historical context in which a book is set, and involves a close reading of both historical fact and literary convention. However, it is unlikely that there will be an American Studies A level in the foreseeable future, so Judy Newman and Douglas Tallack use the example of "The Great Gatsby" to show how this can be achieved within the context of the English Literature A level.Peer reviewedPublisher Versio

Publisher: American Studies Resources Centre, Aldham Robarts Centre, Liverpool John Moores University
Year: 1998
OAI identifier: oai:lra.le.ac.uk:2381/8675
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