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Lerer, Seth 1955-

Overview
Works: 103 works in 296 publications in 2 languages and 17,059 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Nature stories  Handbooks and manuals  Folklore  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Instructional films 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Other
Classifications: PZ7.G759, FIC
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Most widely held works about Seth Lerer
 
Most widely held works by Seth Lerer
Children's literature : a reader's history, from Aesop to Harry Potter by Seth Lerer( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 2,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's Literature charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesop's fables to Mother Goose, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pan, from Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter. Seth Lerer here explores the iconic books, ancient and contemporary alike, that have forged a lifelong love of literature in young readers during their formative years. Along the way, Lerer also looks at the changing environments of family life and human growth, schooling and scholarship, and publishing and politics in which children found themselves changed by the books they read. This work appraises a broad trajectory of influences--including Shakespeare's plays, John Locke's theories of education, Darwin's On the Origin of Species, and the Puritan tradition--which have each shaped children's literature through the ages as well.--From publisher's description
Inventing English : a portable history of the language by Seth Lerer( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of the English language, beginning with the Old English of the seventh century, through the Great Vowel Shift between the time of Chaucer and Shakespeare, and the later full emergence of modern English
The Yale companion to Chaucer by Seth Lerer( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on Chaucer's poetry, this guide provides up-to-date information on the history and textual contexts of Chaucer's work, on the ranges of critical interpretation, and on the poet's place in English and European literary history
Chaucer and his readers : imagining the author in late-medieval England by Seth Lerer( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging the view that the fifteenth century was the "Drab Age" of English literary history, Seth Lerer seeks to recover the late-medieval literary system that defined the canon of Chaucer's work and the canonical approaches to its understanding. Lerer shows how the poets, scribes, and printers of the period constructed Chaucer as the "poet laureate" and "father" of English verse. Chaucer appears throughout the fifteenth century as an adviser to kings and master of technique, and Lerer reveals the patterns of subjection, childishness, and inability that characterize the stance of Chaucer's imitators and his readers. In figures from the Canterbury Tales such as the abused Clerk, the boyish Squire, and the infantilized narrator of the "Tale of Sir Thopas," in the excuse-ridden narrator of Troilus and Criseyde, and in Chaucer's cursed Adam Scriveyn, the poet's inheritors found their oppressed personae. Through close readings of poetry from Lydgate to Skelton, detailed analysis of manuscript anthologies and early printed books, and inquiries into the political environments and the social contexts of bookmaking, Lerer charts the construction of a Chaucer unassailable in rhetorical prowess and political sanction, a Chaucer aureate and laureate
The wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger
Boethius and dialogue : literary method in The consolation of philosophy by Seth Lerer( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literacy and power in Anglo-Saxon literature by Seth Lerer( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Courtly letters in the age of Henry VIII : literary culture and the arts of deceit by Seth Lerer( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revisionary study of the origins of courtly poetry reveals the culture of spectatorship and voyeurism that shaped early Tudor English literary life. Through research into the reception of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, it demonstrates how Pandarus became the model of the early modern courtier. His blend of counsel, secrecy and eroticism informed the behaviour of poets, lovers, diplomats and even Henry VIII himself. In close readings of the poetry of Hawes and Skelton, the drama of the court, the letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn, the writings of Thomas Wyatt, and manuscript anthologies and early printed books, Seth Lerer illuminates a 'Pandaric' world of displayed bodies, surreptitious letters and transgressive performances. In the process, he redraws the boundaries between the medieval and the Renaissance and illustrates the centrality of the verse epistle to the construction of subjectivity
Error and the academic self : the scholarly imagination, medieval to modern by Seth Lerer( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handlar om misstag och fel inom språkforskning från medeltiden och framåt
Literary history and the challenge of philology : the legacy of Erich Auerbach( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the English language by Seth Lerer( Recording )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents lectures on the history of the English language
The history of the English language( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This course introduces the student to the history of the English language, from its origins as a dialect of the Germanic-speaking peoples, through the literary and cultural documents of its 1500 year span, to the state of American speech of the present day
The history of the English language by Seth Lerer( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This course of thirty-six lectures introduces the student to the history of the English language, from its origins as a dialect of the Germanic-speaking peoples, through the literary and cultural documents of its 1500 year span, to the state of American speech of the present day
Reading from the margins : textual studies, Chaucer, and Medieval literature( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the English language by Seth Lerer( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents lectures on the history of the English language
The life and writings of Geoffrey Chaucer by Seth Lerer( Recording )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 lectures delivered by Professor Seth Lerer, Stanford University
The life and writings of John Milton by Seth Lerer( Recording )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is no disputing that John Milton is considered one of the supreme writers in the history of English letters. Yet, for a number of reasons, many modern readers are unaware of the pleasures of his poetry and prose. These 12 lectures examine Milton's life and work in order to understand the richness and depth of his poetry, its ways of representing 17th-century English life and culture, and its impact on later writers and on English literary history as a whole
History of the English language by Seth Lerer( Recording )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents lectures on the history of the English language
Tradition : a feeling for the literary past by Seth Lerer( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seth Lerer presents an original take on tradition in the literary imagination. He asks how we can have an unironic, affective relationship to the literary past in an age marked by historical self-consciousness, critical distance, and shifts in cultural literacy. Tradition : a feeling for the literary past ranges through a set of fiction, poetry, and criticism that makes up inherited traditions and that also confronts the question of a literary canon and its personal and historical meaning. How are we taught to have a felt experience of literary objects? How do we make our personal anthologies of reading to shape social selves? Why should we care about what literature does both to and for us? This book affirms the value of close and nuanced reading for our understanding of both past and present. Its larger goal is to explore the ways in which the literary past makes us, and in the process, how we create canons for reading, teaching, and scholarship. The writers discussed here were all great readers. Dickens and Orwell, Rushdie and Bradbury, Dickinson and Frost, Anne Bradstreet and Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Chaucer, Dante, Virgil--they all built their literary structures on the scaffold of their bookshelves. Lerer demonstrates how reading the past generates the literary present, and imagines our literate future"--
Children's literature : a reader's history, from Aesop to Harry Potter by Seth Lerer( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Children's Literature charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesop's fables to Mother Goose, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pan, from Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter. Seth Lerer here explores the iconic books, ancient and contemporary alike, that have forged a lifelong love of literature in young readers during their formative years. Along the way, Lerer also looks at the changing environments of family life and human growth, schooling and scholarship, and publishing and politics in which children found themselves changed by the books they read. This ambitious work appraises a broad trajectory of influences--including Shakespeare's plays, John Locke's theories of education, Darwin's On the Origin of Species, and the Puritan tradition--which have each shaped children's literature through the ages as well.--From publisher description
 
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Children's literature : a reader's history, from Aesop to Harry Potter
Alternative Names
Lerer, S. 1955-

Seth Lerer Dean of Arts and Humanities at the University of California at San Diego

레러, 세스 1955-

Languages
English (165)

Spanish (3)

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Inventing English : a portable history of the languageThe Yale companion to ChaucerChaucer and his readers : imagining the author in late-medieval EnglandThe wind in the willowsLiteracy and power in Anglo-Saxon literatureCourtly letters in the age of Henry VIII : literary culture and the arts of deceitError and the academic self : the scholarly imagination, medieval to modernReading from the margins : textual studies, Chaucer, and Medieval literatureChildren's literature : a reader's history, from Aesop to Harry Potter