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Title: Text and Context
Authors: Newman, Judie
Tallack, Douglas
First Published: Jul-1998
Publisher: American Studies Resources Centre, Aldham Robarts Centre, Liverpool John Moores University
Citation: American Studies Today Online, 1998, 7, pp. 6-8.
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.
ISSN: 2044-804X
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer reviewed
Type: Article
Rights: © 1998, Liverpool Community College, Liverpool John Moores University and the Contributors. Deposited with the permission of David Foster, Journal Editor.
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Centre for American Studies

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