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Watt, Stephen 1951-

Overview
Works: 16 works in 73 publications in 1 language and 4,910 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Terminology  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: LB2324, 378.0014
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen Watt
Academic keywords a devil's dictionary for higher education by Cary Nelson ( )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In less than a generation, higher education has undergone tremendous economic and cultural changes. Academic Keywords takes a look at the state of academia today. This alphabetical reference features many of the hottest buzzwords on campuses
Joyce, O'Casey, and the Irish popular theater by Stephen Watt ( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When they weren't doing Shakespeare : essays on nineteenth-century British and American theatre ( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Postmodern/drama : reading the contemporary stage by Stephen Watt ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Postmodern/Drama scrutinizes the critical tendency to label texts or writers as "postmodern" and delineates what it might mean to "read" drama more "postmodernly." That is to say, this book resists interpretive gestures that would label writers like Samuel Beckett as a modernist, existentialist, absurdist, or postmodernist, and instead asks in what ways Beckett's plays open themselves to readings that might be termed postmodern in emphasis. Along the way, the author offers sustained analyses of such dramatists as Harold Pinter, David Rabe, David Mamet, Arthur Kopit, Cherrie Moraga, Luis Valdez, Sam Shepard, Karen Finley, and others
A century of Irish drama : widening the stage ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ian Fleming and James Bond : the cultural politics of 007 ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultural critics examine the many faces of 007 and of its creator, Ian Fleming, placing the original novels in the political and social contexts that spawned the character
Office hours : activism and change in the academy by Cary Nelson ( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Universities are in trouble. They face some tough choices about how to survive in our uncompromising times. In a series of stinging analyses this book tackles these issues head on. It argues that it's not enough to blame market forces or the indifference of politicians: academics can often be their own worst enemies. Universities are increasingly profit-driven, and the faculty seems increasingly passive in the face of political and economic pressures. This book examines the current sorry state of higher education and offers 'alternative futures' for the academy, visions that involve academic organizations, public outreach through the internet, faculty unionization, and campus organizing. Office Hours is a roll-up-your-sleeves look at the avoidable disaster facing the modern university. 'Straightforward, unpretentious, immensely readable, and on matters of extreme urgency to a very wide potential readership.' --Bruce Robbins, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University 'Office Hours is always pointed, often poetic and amusing, and never dull. Nelson and Watt accurately diagnose the serious malady that threatens American higher education, and then suggest the cure. Do read this book-it's a tonic.' --Jane Buck, President, American Association of University Professors 'Straightforward, unpretentious, immensely readable, and on matters of extreme urgency to a very wide potential readership' - Bruce Robbins, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University 'Office Hours is always pointed, often poetic and amusing, and never dull. Nelson and Watt accurately diagnose the serious malady that threatens American higher education, and then suggest the cure
Marketing modernisms : self-promotion, canonization, rereading ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beckett and contemporary Irish writing by Stephen Watt ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines Samuel Beckett's importance to Irish literature through a discussion of his influence on contemporary novelists, poets and dramatists
American drama : colonial to contemporary ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding literature : an introduction to reading and writing by Walter B Kalaidjian ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding literature an introduction to reading and writing ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In creating [this book], [the editors'] aim has been twofold--to better address the ways instructors want to teach literature today and to better inspire in students the desire and skills to engage literature critically ... [The authors] focus students on the necessary skills to perform close readings and to think critically about literary works. Each genre section starts with discussions of the basic, formal elements students need to understand and analyze literature. You will find discussions of reading fiction and drama for plot construction, narrative point of view, characterization, setting, tone, style, symbolism, and irony. Students will benefit from our discussions of understanding poetry in terms of its formal presentation of word choice, imagery, figurative language, sound sense, irony, paradox, rhyme and rhythm, and stanza form. These formalist practices continue to be essential skills that introductory students must master as requisites to understanding and enjoying literature ... [This book] encourages and supports students to explore ways in which literature engages with critical understandings of nationalism, race, gender, sexuality, global multiculturalism, and other cultural and political frames.-Pref
Understanding literature by Walter B Kalaidjian ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learning materials and activities designed to enhance a student's understanding of American literature
The making of the modern history play by Stephen Watt ( )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emblematic tradition and audience response to Kyd's 'The Spanish Tragedy' by Stephen Watt ( )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A century of Irish drama : wineding the stage ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Watt, Stephen Myers 1951-
Languages
English (73)
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