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Nakadate, Neil

Works: 12 works in 63 publications in 1 language and 6,319 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3545.A748, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Neil Nakadate
Understanding Jane Smiley by Neil Nakadate( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 2,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this comprehensive study of Jane Smiley's fiction, Neil Nakadate offers insight into the strikingly imaginative and intellectual range of a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer best known for A Thousand Acres. He provides close readings - from the early Barn Blind to The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton - and presents the first extended account of the connections between her life and her work." "Drawing on the critical record, previously unpublished interviews with the novelist, and Smiley's own prolific commentary on literature, writing, and American culture, Nakadate examines her intellectual interests, social and philosophical concerns, and penchant for taking up different creative challenges with successive books. He traces the ongoing themes of her work, including those of family, environmental integrity, social institutions, economic and political dynamics, and the efforts of women to recover their identities in an often harsh and unreceptive world. Nakadate finds that Smiley's work has been influenced by her attention to the issues and interactions of family life but also owes much to a critical intelligence that ranges adventurously across topics and disciplines."--Jacket
Robert Penn Warren, critical perspectives by Neil Nakadate( )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long recognized as one of America's foremost men of letters, Robert Penn Warren continues to dazzle us with his many-sided genius. In the haunting images of his poetry, the narrative power of his fiction, the revealing insights of his essays, we find literary achievement of the highest order. Warren's writing has merited the close attention of literary critics. In this book Neil Nakadate brings together the most important critical essays, including a new essay written for this volume, to give a comprehensive view of the range of Warren's work. A list of Warren's published works, 1929-1980, and
Looking after Minidoka by Neil Nakadate( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During World War II, 110,000 Japanese Americans were removed from their homes and incarcerated by the US government. In Looking After Minidoka, the 'internment camp' years become a prism for understanding three generations of Japanese American life, from immigration to the end of the 20th century. Nakadate blends history, poetry, rescued memory, and family stories in an American narrative of hope and disappointment, language and education, employment and social standing, prejudice and pain, communal values and personal dreams."--Back cover
Robert Penn Warren, a reference guide by Neil Nakadate( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Rhetoric of doing : essays on written discourse in honor of James L. Kinneavy( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing in the liberal arts tradition : a rhetoric with readings by James L Kinneavy( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrative stances of Robert Penn Warren by Neil Nakadate( )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Decomposition of the Liberal Arts, the Liberalization ofComposition, and an Alternative Course by Neil Nakadate( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the college level, teachers of composition and teachers of literature have, with regard to educational goals and philosophy, been drifting apart for years. All too often, basic literature courses and combined literature and composition courses, as well as humanities instruction in general, have fallen prey to popularization. Teachers must realize that contemporary literature exists within the context of past literary works and must teach accordingly. The teaching of writing, the act which both groups hold in common, must also be stressed. (Ks)
Discourse Communities, Rites of Passage, and the Teaching of English South Africa and the U.S by Neil Nakadate( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What made the teaching and learning experiences of a five-week pre-freshman composition primer course for minority students and a ten-session seminar on contemporary American literature for a group of teachers of English as a second language (ESL) from black and colored schools in South Africa so radically different for the professor who taught both courses? The answers transcended any obvious ones tied to the generic differences between the courses or the relative ages of the students in them. The answers lie at the nexus of politics, pedagogy, and language, and emerged from a heightened sense of language education as a political act. The typical freshman composition course unconsciously and counterproductively serves tradition-bound notions of cultural literacy. The crucial characteristic distinguishing the seminar participants from South Africa from the American minority students was their acute awareness of the sociological conditions and terms of their participation in the educational enterprise. In deciding to be teachers of English they had to accept the great political--hence pedagogical--compromise of the South African language policy. In the context of an oppressive culture they knew what it meant to have a right to your own language but to learn another nevertheless. They were in this crucial way better prepared to teach their minority students than teachers in American institutions. (RAE)
AViD 2014 : authors visiting in Des Moines 2014 by AViD( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Video recordings of author lectures given during the annual AViD program sponsored by the Des Moines Public Library Foundation
Voices of community : the function of colloquy in Robert Penn Warren's Brother to dragons by Neil Nakadate( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Understanding Jane Smiley (Understanding contemporary American literature) by Neil Nakadate( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Robert Penn Warren, critical perspectives
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