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Watt, Stephen 1951-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 140 publications in 1 language and 5,695 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Terminology  Short stories  Conference papers and proceedings  Literature  Concordances  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Honoree
Classifications: PR6019.O9, 321.07
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Most widely held works by Stephen Watt
Academic keywords : a devil's dictionary for higher education by Cary Nelson( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 628 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 )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When they weren't doing Shakespeare : essays on nineteenth-century British and American theatre( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodern/drama : reading the contemporary stage by Stephen Watt( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 454 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 )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 373 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 360 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
Marketing modernisms : self-promotion, canonization, rereading( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beckett and contemporary Irish writing by Stephen Watt( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Beckett is one of the most important figures in the history of Irish literature, and he continues to influence successive generations of writers. In Beckett and Contemporary Irish Writing, Stephen Watt searches for the 'Beckettian' impulse in Irish literature by tracing the Nobel Prize winner's legacy through a rich selection of contemporary novelists, poets and dramatists. Watt examines leading figures such as Paul Muldoon, Brian Friel, Marina Carr and Bernard MacLaverty, and shows how Beckett's presence, whether openly acknowledged or unstated, is always thoroughly pervasive. Moving on to an exploration of Beckett's role in the twenty-first century, the study discusses ways in which this legacy can be reshaped to deal with current concerns that extend beyond literature.-- Publisher description
Office hours : activism and change in the academy by Cary Nelson( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 272 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
American drama : colonial to contemporary( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Something dreadful and grand" : American literature and the Irish-Jewish unconscious by Stephen Watt( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elaborate analogies between Irish and Jewish history, between Irish and Jewish subjectivities, occur with surprising frequency throughout American literature. They recall James Joyce's Leopold Bloom and episodes of Ulysses, Douglas Hyde's analogies during the Celtic Revival between learning Hebrew and learning Irish, and a myriad of claims of an unusual relationship between these peoples that goes beyond comparisons of their respective diasporic histories. But how does one describe this uncanny relationship, one often marked by hostility, affinity, and ambivalence, without essentializing people whose origins, class affiliation, educations, life experiences, and so on are enormously different? "Something Dreadful and Grand": American Literature and the Irish-Jewish Unconsciousdescribes a complex allosemitism and allohibernianism through a variety of cultural texts with which immigrant Irish and Jewish Americans were most engaged: popular music of the Tin Pan Alley era, tenement literature from Anzia Yezierska and James T. Farrell through the posthumous publication of Henry Roth's An American Type, and proletarian and socialist-inflected drama by Elmer Rice, Clifford Odets, Eugene O'Neill, and Arthur Miller as they engaged the Irish drama of such writers as Bernard Shaw and Sean O'Casey. In an effort to trace both the genealogy and more recent trajectory of immigrant drama and fiction, chapters explore both the post-Famine melodramatic stage of the nineteenth century and a host of more contemporary texts from newer generations of immigrants. Throughout, the book argues for a "circum-North Atlantic" culture in which texts from Ireland, Britain, Irish America, and Jewish America contribute substantially to both a modern American literature and to understandings of the terms "Irish" and "Jewish." How can we really know what these terms mean as they delimit or erase totally the differences inherent to them? Borrowing a term from psychoanalytic and political theory, "Something Dreadful and Grand" explores the larger dimensions of this Irish-Jewish unconscious underlying cultural production in America, arguing for the centrality of these two diasporic groups to the development of American popular music, fiction, and especially drama." from publisher's website
Understanding literature : an introduction to reading and writing by Walter B Kalaidjian( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dubliners by James Joyce( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning portrait of Dublin's petit-bourgeois world of shopkeepers, tradesmen, clerks, salesmen and bankers in the early 1900s. Introduction by Stephen Watts, Ph. D
Nicomachean ethics by Aristotle( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new translation, by Roger Crisp, follows the Greek text closely and also provides a non-Greek-reader with something of the flavour of the original."--Jacket
The republic by Plato( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New translation of Plato's Republic
The making of the modern history play by Stephen Watt( )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Understanding literature an introduction to reading and writing( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 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
Office Hours by Cary Nelson( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at universities and the tough choices they face on how to survive
 
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Academic keywords : a devil's dictionary for higher education
Alternative Names
Watt, Stephen Myers 1951-

Languages
English (118)

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Postmodern/drama : reading the contemporary stageIan Fleming and James Bond : the cultural politics of 007Marketing modernisms : self-promotion, canonization, rereadingBeckett and contemporary Irish writingOffice hours : activism and change in the academyAmerican drama : colonial to contemporaryUnderstanding literature : an introduction to reading and writingDubliners