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Tompkins, Jane P.

Overview
Works: 29 works in 173 publications in 1 language and 8,967 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Western stories  History  Biography  Juvenile works  Adventure stories, American  Dime novels  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3513.R6545, 813.4
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Most widely held works about Jane P Tompkins
 
Most widely held works by Jane P Tompkins
Twentieth century interpretations of The turn of the screw, and other tales; a collection of critical essays by Jane P Tompkins( Book )

17 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensational designs : the cultural work of American fiction, 1790-1860 by Jane P Tompkins( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes a literary classic? In " Sensational Designs" Jane Tompkins argues that it is not the intrinsic merit of a text, but rather the circumstances of its writing. Against the modernist belief that art, in order to be art, must be free from propaganda, Tompkins contends that writers like Brockden Brown, Cooper, Stowe, and Warner wrote in order to alter the face of the social world, not to elicit aesthetic appreciation. Thus, the value and significance of the novels, for readers of their time, depended on precisely those characteristics that formalist criticism has taught us to deplore: stereotyped characters, sensational plots, and cliched language
Reader-response criticism : from formalism to post-structuralism( Book )

50 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West of everything : the inner life of westerns by Jane P Tompkins( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examination of how popular novels and films of the American west have shaped the emotional lives of people in our time
Turn of the screw and other tales; a collection of critical essays by Jane P Tompkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life in school : what the teacher learned by Jane P Tompkins( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Tompkins established herself as a major critic by rebelling: against the accepted canon of great literary works, against the elitist approach of literary criticism, against the sterile conventions of scholarly writing. Here she tells the story of how she came to rebel against the very norms of the Ivory Tower she had once struggled to enter. In retelling her own experiences as student and teacher, she makes us keenly aware how the pressure to perform - to show how smart we are - silences the creative and emotional life. In a memoir that begins with her earliest school days, proceeds through college and graduate school, and arrives at her hard-won professional successes, Tompkins shows how her education shaped her in the mold of a high achiever who could read five languages but had little knowledge of herself. As she slowly awakens to the needs of her body, heart, and spirit, she throws out the window all the conventions of classroom teaching and discovers what her students' lives are like. Tompkins comes to develop an attitude toward learning that accepts the importance of the inner life. With this new-found pedagogy, one is educated not only through reading Melville or T.S. Eliot, but also through more unusual channels: a karate lesson, Buddhist meditation, cooking a meal, walking a dog
Studies in Melville's prose style by Jane P Tompkins( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wide, wide world by Susan Warner( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellen has difficulty believing that God will take care of her when her dying mother leaves her with the unloving Mrs. Dunscombe
The storks fly home by Jane Tompkins McConnell( Book )

4 editions published between 1943 and 1944 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black bear twins by Jane Tompkins McConnell( Book )

2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reindeer twins by Jane Tompkins McConnell( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The red squirrel twins by Jane Tompkins McConnell( Book )

2 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in class ; Medicine, passion and practice( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On side B. John Stone talks about his book, In the country of hearts. James Davis comments on medicine and public policy in the U.S
Riders of the purple sage by Zane Grey( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A master of narrative momentum and suspense, Zane Grey sweeps readers into his stories and makes them feel that things are out of control, that boundaries are being burst. In Riders of the Purple Sage, the most famous novel of the American West, Grey creates a hero of epic proportions, a villain of legendary evil and a world in which the landscape is rendered with such force that it seems to express thoughts and feelings, to become a character in its own right. Indeed, Riders of the Purple Sage derives much of its depth and power from passions whose forbidden and overwhelming nature cannot be expressed by human beings and are therefore embodied in the natural world. In his depiction of the relationship between Lassiter, the hero, and Jane Withersteen, Grey breaks other literary barriers: Jane, modelled on the heroines of the nineteenth-century novel, must come to terms with the values expressed by Lassiter - the harsh, "masculine" values of the twentieth century. Their struggles together represent the tumultuous changes society itself was confronting
The snowshoe twins by Jane Tompkins McConnell( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Mamie Eisenhower by Jane Tompkins McConnell( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20th century interpretations of "The turn of the screw" an other tales : A collection of critical essays( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The porcupine twins by Jane Tompkins McConnell( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The polar bear twins by Jane Tompkins McConnell( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reader-response criticism, from formalism to post-structural by Jane P Tompkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Sensational designs : the cultural work of American fiction, 1790-1860
Alternative Names
Jane Tompkins

Tompkins, Jane.

Джейн Томпкинс

جين ب. تومبكنز

Languages
English (164)

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Reader-response criticism : from formalism to post-structuralismWest of everything : the inner life of westernsA life in school : what the teacher learnedThe wide, wide worldRiders of the purple sageReader-response criticism, from formalism to post-structural