How to Write History that People Want to Read

This book offers great advice to writers, such as: * how much research is necessary? * when should you start writing? * should you structure your work chronologically or thematically? * how do you write a compelling narrative?

How to Write History that People Want to Read

Author: Ann Curthoys

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230290388

Page: 263

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Writing history can take an author on a journey through time, across the globe and into the lives of others. This book offers great advice to writers, such as: * how much research is necessary? * when should you start writing? * should you structure your work chronologically or thematically? * how do you write a compelling narrative? Drawing upon the deep experience of two historians who have written many histories themselves, How to Write History that People want to Read explains how to succeed in writing exciting historical narratives. It explores why some historical writing is not so engaging, and why some of it is as good as any writing you will ever read. With many practical tips about how to research and write history in many different genres, Ann Curthoys and Ann McGrath provide moral support and experienced mentoring company for all historians involved in the often-lonely process of researching and writing. Perfect for historians of all levels, this book is an indispensable guide to writing history.

Writing Histories of Rhetoric

Writing Histories of Rhetoric

Author: Professor Victor Vitanza

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 296

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This collection of essays, edited by Victor J. Vitanza, is a historiography of rhetoric, summarizing what has recently been accomplished in the revision of traditional histories of rhetoric and discussing what might be accomplished in the future. Featuring a variety of approaches—classical, revisionary, and avant-garde—it includes articles by Janet M. Atwill, James A. Berlin, William A. Covino, Sharon Crowley, Hans Kellner, John Poulakos, Takis Poulakos, John Schilb, Jane Sutton, Kathleen Ethel Welch, Lynn Worsham, and Victor J. Vitanza. In the first essay, Sharon Crowley identifies the major players and primary issues in a chronological narrative of the debate about the writing of the history of rhetoric that has arisen between traditionalists / essentialists and revisionists/constructionists. In recent years, traditionalists have demanded a more complete and accurate history, while revisionists have sought a critical understanding of the various epistemological-ideological grounds upon which a history of rhetoric had been and could be constructed. Revisionists, in their search for multiple, contestatory histories, have begun to critique one another, breaking into two general groups: one favoring a political-social program, the other resisting and disrupting such an approach. Vitanza echoes Crowley’s review of this ongoing debate by asking a crucial question: What exactly does it mean to be a revisionist historian? By combining the disintegration of various revisionist and subversive positions into a communal "we," he asks an additional question: Who is the "we" writing histories of rhetoric? The essays that follow give a rich answer to Vitanza’s questions. They bring the writing of histories of rhetoric into the larger area of postmodern theory, raising neglected issues of race, gender, and class. Written with a variety of intentions, some of the essays are expository and highly argumentative while others are manifestos, innovative and far-reaching in tone. Still others are summaries and background studies, providing useful information to both the novice student and the experienced scholar. This book, situated at a juncture between two disciplines, composition studies and speech, will be a landmark collection for many years.

Writing National Histories

These dynasties were perceived as the founders of their modern nation-states
and their history was written as that of a long vocation for the unification of their
respective nation-states. The Hohenzollerns in Germany and the House of Savoy
in ...

Writing National Histories

Author: Stefan Berger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134712154

Page: 336

View: 891

This book examines comparatively how the writing of history by individuals and groups, historians, politicians and journalists has been used to "legitimate" the nation-state agianst socialist, communist and catholic internationalism in the modern era. Covering the whole of Western Europe, the book includes discussion of: * history as legitimation in post-revolutionary France * unity and confederation in the Italian Risorgimento * German historians as critics of Prussian conservatism * right-wing history writing in France between the wars * British historiography from Macauley to Trevelyan * the search for national identity in the reunified Germany.

Writing Life Histories

My interest in writing histories began when facilitating creative writing groups in
psychiatric hospitals. Many people wanted to use the group to write about their
experiences of mental illness, how it had affected their lives and what they had ...

Writing Life Histories

Author: Robin Dynes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351371657

Page:

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"Writing Life Histories" is a practical handbook which gives clear guidance on how to put together life histories in supportive or residential settings. It provides: step-by-step guidance; ideas for different types of life histories; activities, strategies and material for prompting memories; helpful tools and writing tips; suggestions for support and forming partnerships with other local services; ideas for involving the person's family and friends; and, discussion on ethical issues to be considered. The benefits of engaging a group or an individual in life history activities include - an aid to memory; creative stimulation; a personalised identity when in a residential home; promotion of interaction and co-operation with others; and, continuity with previous life experience thus combating loss of identity as well as an excellent opportunity to pass on knowledge and experience to others. For staff knowing about past experiences will promote an understanding of behaviour, needs and outlook on life resulting in more personalised care. Staff have references for conversation with cognitive impaired individuals and knowledge about life accomplishments which promotes respect for individuals. This is an indispensible resource for anyone interested in compiling life histories including nurses, residential home staff, carers, tutors and occupational therapists, group facilitators in day centres, clubs for the elderly or learning disabilities.

Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories

Moreover, common problems of writing histories are addressed, such as types of
evidence (particularly Sauter, Fischer-Lichte, Solomon, and Wilmer),
periodization (Pusic), canonization (Rokem and Zarhy-Levo, Filewod, and Day),
styles of ...

Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories

Author: S.E. Wilmer

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587295210

Page: 294

View: 765

Historians of theatre face the same temptations and challenges as other historians: they negotiate assumptions (their own and those of others) about national identity and national character; they decide what events and actors to highlight--or omit--and what framework and perspective to use for telling the story. Personal biases, trends in scholarship, and sociopolitical contexts influence all histories; and theatre histories, too, are often revised to reflect changing times and interests. This significant collection examines the problems and challenges of formulating national theatre histories.The essayists included here--leading theatre scholars from all over the world, many of whom wrote essays specifically for this volume--provide an international context for national theatre histories as well as studies of individual nations. They cover a wide geographical area: Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America. The essays contrast large countries (India, Indonesia) with small (Ireland), newly independent (Slovenia) with established (U.S.A.), developed (Canada) with developing (Mexico, South Africa), capitalist (U.S.A.) with formerly communist (Russia), monolingual (Sweden) with multilingual (Belgium, Canada), and countries with stable historical boundaries (Sweden) with those whose borders have shifted (Germany).The essays also explore such sociopolitical issues as the polarization of language groups, the importance of religion, the invisibility of ethnic minorities, the redrawing of geographical borders, changes in ideology, and the dismantling of colonial legacies. Finally, they examine such common problems of history writing as types of evidence, periodization, canonization, styles of narrative, and definitions of key terms.Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories will be of special interest to students and scholars of theatre, cultural studies, and historiography.

Augustan Historical Writing

This work examines the development of narrative historical writing in early eighteenth century England.

Augustan Historical Writing

Author: Laird Okie

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819180506

Page: 240

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This work examines the development of narrative historical writing in early eighteenth century England. In addition, it explores the historical dimension of Augustan political ideologies and the character of the Enlightenment in England. Contents: Part One: Tory and Whig History in the Age of Anne: Tory and Whig, Clarendon and Burnet: White Kennett and Laurence Echard; Part Two: The Rise of Whig Historical Writing in the Age of Walpole: Rapin-Thoyras and the Court-Country Historical Debate; The Whig Liberals: John Oldmixon and Daniel Neal; Thomas Salmon: The Tory Rebuttal to Rapin; Part Three: History and Ideology after the Fall of Walpole: Thomas Birch and the Historians; Thomas Carte and the Historical Mind of Jacobitism; James Ralph; William Guthrie; David Hume.

Preparing College Teachers of Writing

This extensive collection discusses the contexts, structures, development, practices, and evaluation of teaching assistant (TA) preparation programs in writing pedagogy.

Preparing College Teachers of Writing

Author: Betty Parsons Pytlik

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195143096

Page: 330

View: 256

Preparing College Teachers of Writing: Histories, Theories, Programs, Practices offers essential advice to writing program administrators, teachers of methods courses and practica, and mentors of new writing faculty, as well as graduate students studying for professions in writing program administration. This extensive collection discusses the contexts, structures, development, practices, and evaluation of teaching assistant (TA) preparation programs in writing pedagogy. It features essays by thirty-five prominent experts in college composition and three former graduate students who participated in TA preparation programs. These contributors, from twenty-nine different institutions, represent decades of experience as well as significant geographic and demographic diversity. Focusing on what new college teachers need to learn about teaching writing and what types of programs best facilitate this learning,Preparing College Teachers of Writing answers these vital questions: What are the historical contexts for current TA preparation programs? What theories inform TA preparation programs? How are successful TA programs structured? and What teaching practices have proven effective in preparing TAs for college writing classrooms? The selections cover a wide range of TA preparation structures including summer orientations and theory and methods courses. Several essays address the most recent topics in the field: mentoring, reflective practices, evaluation of teaching strategies and student writing, and job preparation. The essays are optimistic and emphasize proven practices; when contributors discuss program failures, they do so to provide contexts for their programs' changes and subsequent successes. Ideal for courses in teaching college composition,Preparing College Teachers of Writing provides a uniquely comprehensive treatment of this complex topic.

Making Histories

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Making Histories

Author: CCCS

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135032181

Page: 384

View: 200

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

British Women Writers and the Writing of History 1670 1820

Hutchinson wrote history on a larger scale than many of her contemporaries . ...
Cavendish makes the predictable claim that she is “ ignorant of the rules of
writing histories , ” but she demonstrates that she has given the matter a great
deal of ...

British Women Writers and the Writing of History  1670 1820

Author: Devoney Looser

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 272

View: 249

"The first book to look at British women writers and their contributions to historiography during the long eighteenth century, British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670-1820, asks why, rather than writing history that included their own sex, some women of this period chose to write the same kind of history as men - one that marginalized or excluded women altogether."--Jacket.

Writing West Indian Histories

The year 1950 points to the establishment of the Department of History at the
University College of the West Indies and the emergence of a professional class
of history - writers in the region , but 1938 is equally significant as a watershed in
 ...

Writing West Indian Histories

Author: B. W. Higman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 289

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Writing Histories

"Nine historians reflect on their work as writers, exploring some of the most difficult and interesting questions any history-writer faces."--Back cover.

Writing Histories

Author: Ann Curthoys

Publisher: Monash Univ Pub

ISBN: 9780980464825

Page: 124

View: 545

"Nine historians reflect on their work as writers, exploring some of the most difficult and interesting questions any history-writer faces."--Back cover.

Writing the Great War

In this volume, Andrew Green examines the progress by which the Official Histories of World War I was written, the motives and influences of its paymasters, and the literary integrity of its historians.

Writing the Great War

Author: Andrew Green

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714684307

Page: 239

View: 188

In this volume, Andrew Green examines the progress by which the Official Histories of World War I was written, the motives and influences of its paymasters, and the literary integrity of its historians.

A History of Scottish Women s Writing

Introduction : A History of Scottish Women ' s Writing Douglas Gifford and Dorothy
McMillan Histories of Scottish literature have tended in recent years to include
more women , notably more in the case of the most recent four - volume history ...

A History of Scottish Women s Writing

Author: Douglas Gifford

Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press

ISBN:

Page: 716

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This is the first comprehensive critical analysis of Scottish women's writing from its recoverable beginnings to the present day. Essays cover individual writers - such as Margaret Oliphant, Nan Shepherd, Muriel Spark and Liz Lochhead - as well as groups of writers or kinds of writing - such as women poets and dramatists, or Gaelic writing and the legacy of the Kailyard. In addition to poetry, drama and fiction, a varied body of non-fiction writing is also covered, including diaries, memoirs, biography and autobiography, didactic and polemic writing, and popular and periodical writing for and by women.

How to Write the History of the New World

This book maintains that the “dispute” was also a debate over historical authority: upon whose sources and facts should naturalists and historians reconstruct the history of the New World and its people.

How to Write the History of the New World

Author: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804746939

Page: 450

View: 667

An Economist Book of the Year, 2001. In the 18th century, a debate ensued over the French naturalist Buffon’s contention that the New World was in fact geologically new. Historians, naturalists, and philosophers clashed over Buffon’s view. This book maintains that the “dispute” was also a debate over historical authority: upon whose sources and facts should naturalists and historians reconstruct the history of the New World and its people. In addressing this question, the author offers a strikingly novel interpretation of the Enlightenment.

Writing South Carolina s History

It is often difficult to determine the point at which current events become history .
Furthermore , it is no easy task to write objectively about political events of the
1950s or the 1960s when so many of the protagonists are still active in the field ,
or ...

Writing South Carolina s History

Author: Archie Vernon Huff

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 205

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Writing American History

In America John W . Draper ' s History of the Intellectual Development of Europe (
1861 ) paralleled and supplemented ... Buckle called his book a history of
civilization because he was writing about the relation of intellectual activity to the
total ...

Writing American History

Author: John Higham

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 207

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