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Palgrave Macmillan

Thinking About Texts

An Introduction to English Studies

ISBN 9780230516489
Publication Date September 2009
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This successful introductory textbook simultaneously develops advanced skills in reading texts and the ability to think in sophisticated ways about the defining concepts of contemporary English Studies. Fully revised and updated, the second edition now also includes new sections on 'English Language' and 'Creative Writing'.

CHRIS HOPKINS is Professor of English Studies and Head of the Humanities Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam, UK. He was a member of the English Subject Centre Advisory Board from 2003-6 and has published widely on British Fiction of the 1930s, Welsh writing in English and teaching University English.

The Study of Literature
Texts, Authors, Critics, Creative Writing
Conclusion: What Next? Texts, Thinking, Theories


'Thinking About Texts remains a market leader in terms of clarity, depth of engagement and ease of use.' - John Sears, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
'The first edition of Thinking About Texts was a useful and practical volume that introduced students to key issues in literature and language studies. The revisions in the new edition make it an even more valuable teaching tool.' - Rocio Davis, University of Navarra, Spain
'Hopkins's text remains an excellent introduction to English.' - Christine Alexander, University of New South Wales, Australia
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