The Handbook to Literary Research
Edited by Delia da Sousa Correa and W.R. Owens
Undertaking any programme of postgraduate study or piece of independent research work in literature is both an exciting and a daunting prospect. The aim of this Handbook is to make the whole process of research more exciting and less daunting – and, we might add, more productive and more rewarding.
How are we to do this?
- First, by introducing you to the range of research skills and methods needed by anyone who wants to do the job effectively and productively. • Second, by offering you a broad survey of the wide variety of intellectual
endeavour that now characterises the study of literature at postgraduate level.
- Third, by providing advice and guidance on what is frequently the most tricky (and most postponed) part of research – writing up the dissertation or thesis.
- Fourth, by giving you a substantial quantity of useful and usable information in the form of a glossary and a large bibliographical Checklist.