Up to Snuff #98: Cambridge Companion Starter Book List

Up to Snuff #98:  Cambridge Companion Starter Book List

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

“Cambridge Companions  are a series of accessible thought guides written by leading experts offering lively introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics and periods.” (www.cambridge.org)

All books are preceded by the prefix “The Cambridge Companion to:”

Sappho

Singing

D.H. Lawrence

Charles Dickens

Brass Instruments

Travel Writing

Chekhov

Walt Whitman

Conducting

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Joseph Conrad

Chomsky

Crime Fiction

George Orwell

Baudelaire

Henry David Thoreau

Latin American Novel

Existentialism

Creative Writing

Literature and Disability

Latina American Literature

American Gay and Lesbian Literature

Tennessee Williams

Oscar Wilde

The Writings of Julius Caesar

Literature of the American West

Reminiscences of Rose Bonheur

Life and Letters of Hannah E. Pipe

The Principle of Comparative Philogy (Dept. Linguistics)

The Abbot’s House at Westminster

Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains (Richard Francis Burton)

Aborigines of Tasmania

Aborigines of Victorias

The Gardeners Dictionary

Abstracts of the Chartularies of the Priory of Monkbretton

L’Astronomie Chinoise

Asa Gray

A Treatise of the Eternal Chemical & Physical Characters of Minerals

Body and Mind (History of Medicine)

Chaucer

A Budget of Paradoxes (Mathematics)

Pushkin

Francis of Assisi

T.S. Eliot

Richard Wright

Sayyid Ahmed Khan

Harpsichord

Narrative Theory

Jung

Hegel

Quran

Keats

Byron

Samuel Beckett

Kant

Freud

Kafka

W.B. Yeats

Jesus

Organ

Rabelais

 

 

 

 

 

Up to Snuff #97: Vocabulary List #12

Up to Snuff #97:  Vocabulary List #12

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

 

Ardent

Avenging

Didactic

Edification

Dreadful

Nevertheless

Impermanence

Meticulousness

Subjected

Repugnant

Uncouth

Pallid

Remarkable

Havoc

Schadenfreude

Boffo

Natation

Intrepid

Apparitions

Fodder

Melodrama

Stalwart

Gusto

Personage

Luxuriance

Well-stocked

Sublime

Endeavors

Placate

Oddness

Naughty

Reproaches

Exclaim

Genuine

Thrust

Shimmery

Grazed

Planted

Thence

Flux

Tempest

 

Up to Snuff #96: Literary Review Boilerplate

Up to Snuff #96:  Literary Review Boilerplate or Template

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu  (Courtesy SNHU, ENG 122_Comp)

 

Literary Review Boilerplate

 

Introduction/summary

(Context, summary, purpose, audience, actual statements from text, identify one area that supports main point with evidence, describe authors style and tone)

 

Claim/Thesis

(Main argument, do you agree or disagree, strong or weak, evidence to support your opinion)

 

Point 1

Point one evidence

Point one two statements

Point 1, 4 sentences

 

Point 2

Point 2 evidence

Point 2, 2 sentences

Point 2, 4 sentences

 

Point 3

Point 3 evidence

Point 2, 2 sentences

Point 3, 4 sentences

 

 

Conclusion

4 sentences

 

3-4 sentences summarizing key points

 

2 Insights about piece

 

 

 

 

 

Up to Snuff #95: From Research to Design

Up to Snuff #95:  From Research to Design

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

 

Keep graduating

From research to design

With placement in a literary context

 

The historical paper

The research

Thesis

Lens

 

The response

The responses necessities

The plans

The manifestation

 

The party, the campaign, the platform

The leadership book

The conferences, the branding

The propaganda art

 

 

The second and third historical papers

The primary sources

The journal papers

The associated papers

The development

 

A placement within a literary context

The Novel

The creative writing

The resulting poems

The story

The angles or perspectives

The R&D

All the exciting little pieces

The biographical notes

On the road, the vision, the historical events

The journals

 

 

 

Up to Snuff #93: Vocabulary List #11

Up to Snuff #93:  Vocabulary List #11

By Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Fulcrum

Mir

Assailing

Deleterious

Pernicious

Pseudonym

Wretchedness

Exacerbated

Faulty

Doctrine

Blunder

Hastened

Primacy

Mystification

A Spectre

Polemic

Despotism

Subjective

Molding

Implicit

Lauded

Topple

Reproach

Espousing

Seditious

Matriculating

Dialectical

Prevailed

Formative

Impetus

Contention

Arose

Galloping

Galvanizing

Scandalized

Counter-productive

Ineffective

Faction

Agitating

Uprising

Lamentation

Expelled

Motor-Force

Humorously

Satirical

Censorship

Accordance

Broad

Mobilize

Veracity

Whilst

Allegation

Inciting

Acquitted

Expunge

Up to Snuff #92: Vocabulary List #10

Up to Snuff #92:  Vocabulary List #10

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

De jure (segregation)

De facto (segregation)

Flouted

Decreeing

Abridged

Nascent

Suffrage

Ratification

Abided

Circumvent

Expressly

Unabashedly

Balked

Disparity

Stonewall

Epithets

Jeers

Deemed

Absenteeism

Aggrieved

Spurred

Animus

Cooling

Defiant

Relic

Sovereign

Infer

Insular

Curfews

Revoked

Perverse

Culminated

Literally

Provoking

Idle

Seething

Bigotry

Gauntlet

Redraw

Paternalization

exempted

Authority

Usurption

Dismantle

Intransigence

Interogation

Inequities

Chasm

Widen

Tragedy

Unintended

Consequences

Frayed

Stricken

Strife

Poised

Peppers

Anecdotes

Vivid

Cardinal

Controversial

Inescapably

Judiciously

Overwhelm

 

 

Up to Snuff#91: Ideological Writing

Up to Snuff #91:  Ideological Writing

By Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Ideological Writings

  • Does it propagandize?
  • Does it lead to movements?
  • Does it provide ideas from which a movement can evolve?
  • Does it frame?

Eg.  Karl Marx’s “Capital 1,2,& 3”  or “The Communist Manifesto”

How did key Marxist ideas, via “ideological writings,” influence the goals of labor unions around the turn of the twentieth century? Marx’s “ideological writings” such as “Capital 1,2, & 3” and “The Communist Manifesto” propagandize, lead to movements, frame and provide ideas from which a movement can evolve ideologically.  Key Marx concepts like the use of the “left” or communism or socialist or capitalism or labor or class struggle or bourgeoisie or proletariat were incendiary and gave rise to militancy.  The disciples were those who adopted communism or socialist and became the key drivers of labor movements that formed unions in the twentieth century.

Up to Snuff #90: Audience and Purpose

Up to Snuff #90:  Audience and Purpose

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Your audience should connect to your purpose.  Your audience should be either intimate or formal or academic or a conference or youth and so on.  Your writing should be directed at what your audience needs to know, be informative and the choice of a particular voice that suits them.  Original writings evolve from audience and purpose writing.  Writing to someone or for some purpose shapes the writing and is crucial to good writing.  Recall a letter or email and the distinct voice or tone due to the audience.

You should always be writing to someone. The writing will start to have personality via the exchange.

Up to Snuff #89: Vocabulary List #9

Up to Snuff #89:  Vocabulary List #9

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

 

Barren

Interrogation

Punitive

Vanguard

Glimmers

“Blueprint (for action)”

Praxis

Prognosis

Tumult

Eloquent

Service

Agency

Inadvertently

Singular

Exposition

Reference

Treaties

Perennial

Elusive

Receded

Agnostic

Rubric

Sustenance

Quiescence

Pacified

Expound

“Broad church”

Delimited

Credible

Pronouncements

Invocation

Per se

Arena

Aforementioned

Vaguely

Hindsight

Antique

Critique

Alterations

Margins

Notwithstanding

Binary

Chauvinism

Methodology

Expounded

Template

Vertical

Proponents

Caveats

Breadth

Upsurge

Upswing

Insurgency

Discern

Deficiency

Augment

Inter alia

Dialectical

Shifts

Seminal

Validity

Disproportionately

Fertile

Conceptual

Theorization

Vested

Status quo

Turgid

Opaque

Robust

Nuanced

Proportioned

Propositions

Avalanche

Inequality

Concomitant

Forestall

Misreading

Stalwarts

Guise

Genuine

Tyranny

Coercion

Indissoluble

Connotations

Normative

Paradigm

Successive

Iconoclastic

Morality

Egalitarianism

Unjust

Agnostic