Reading Ideas

January 19, 2017

Reading Ideas: How to Read Literature Like a Professor

In blog posts on reading ideas, I am briefly introducing the book in question and its author to give you a glance of what the read might be like. See synopsis and introduction of the author below. Hope this read is something for you!


How to Read Literature Like a Professor (2003) is an accessible and engaging introduction to literary analysis. With illuminating examples drawn from both classic and contemporary literature, Foster provides readers with the tools they need to detect deeper meaning in any fictional text.

Introduction of the author

Foster has been teaching literature since 1975. An English professor at the University of Michigan-Flint, his book has gained popularity among English teachers and students alike. Foster is also a speaker in many high schools across the United States, giving talks and workshops on how to teach and understand literature.

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