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An introduction to dramatic literature prepared by Camille Quamina What is literature in general term it is used to describe material that is either written or spoken within the liberal arts it concerns itself with the everyday existence of humanity ID: 510567 Download Presentation

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What is literature and why do we study it?

An introduction to dramatic literature prepared by Camille

QuaminaSlide2

What is literature?

-in general term, it is used to describe material that is either written or spoken

-within the liberal arts, it concerns itself with the everyday existence of humanity

-it may explore cultures and traditions and introduce us to new worlds

-it employs the creative imagination in its content and by its use of language

-it uses language to present human experience by appealing to senses, emotions and intellect

- It includes works of poetry, drama, prose fiction

and prose non fictionSlide3

Why do we study literature?

We may discover meaning through the experiences presented in the text

We do this by

analysing

and interpreting what the author says and how he/she says it

We understand the universal through the specific everyday existence of humanity (through concrete circumstance we understand the abstract universal)

We see, hear and feel characters in action, thus recreating experience and building empathySlide4

What makes literature unique?

Where history records human existence and philosophy

theorises

on it, literature reflects humanity through an artistic prism or lens (artistic selection)

A worldview or set of values is implicit in every piece of literary

work

The playwright, poet, or film maker selects that which is most important in order to ask ‘big questions’:

Where have we come from?

Where are we going?

What is the meaning of life?Slide5

What makes literature unique?

UNIVERSAL

PARTICULAR

ABSTRACT

Philosophy

Physical & Social Science

CONCRETE

Literature

History

The table show how literature relates universal themes through specific experience, as well as its relationship to other types of texts.Slide6

Why is literature art?

Its relationship to art is as a result of its insistence on verbal form and order

Works of art contain patterns, themes, balance, contrast, intricacy and complexity to name but a few

In literature, beauty and form is just as important as truth and content

The art and beauty helps the truth to resonate with usSlide7

A working definition for literature

Literature may be considered the written presentation of an artistic interpretation of human experience.Slide8

Works Cited

Hake, R. Steve. “Why study Literature”.

Patrick Henry College: Pro Christo et

Libertate

. web. 2015

Lambardi

, Esther. “Literature”. About Education.

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eb. 2015

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