Writing about the Humanities
This brief, practical guide explores the many aspects involved in writing about works of art, literature, and music. It details the multiple ... Show synopsis This brief, practical guide explores the many aspects involved in writing about works of art, literature, and music. It details the multiple approaches to artworks (responding, interpreting, evaluating); the steps of interpretation (observing, connecting, inferring, and concluding); the writing process (drafting, organizing, revising, editing, proofreading, comparing); and the research process, including interaction with today's electronic media tools. Includes reproductions of works of literature and art. Writing samples are included. The first half of the book covers general issues in writing about the humanities disciplines, including how to respond to, interpret, and evaluate different types of artworks. The second half focuses more specifically on writing in literature and the arts as well as the particulars of writing with, and documenting, sources. For anyone interested in writing about art, music, and literature.