Profession literary scholar

Literary scholars research works of literature, history of literature, genres, and literary criticism in order to appraise the works and the surrounding aspects in an appropriate context and to produce research results on specific topics in the field of literature.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Enterprising
  • Artistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Copyright legislation

    Legislation describing the protection of the rights of original authors over their work, and how others can use it.

  • Types of literature genres

    The different literary genres in the history of literature, their technique, tone, content and length.

  • Literary criticism

    Academic field that evaluates and classifies literary works. These discussions can cover new publications or offer reassessment of older pieces of literature.

  • Literary theory

    The different genres of literature and the way they fit into specific scenes.

  • Scientific research methodology

    The theoretical methodology used in scientific research involving doing background research, constructing an hypothesis, testing it, analysing data and concluding the results.

  • Literary techniques

    The various approaches an author can use to enhance their writing and produce a specific effect; this can be the choice of a specific genre or the use of metaphors, allusions, and word play.

  • Writing techniques

    The different techniques to write a story such as the descriptive, persuasive, first person and other techniques.

  • Grammar

    The set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language.

  • Spelling

    The rules concerning the way words are spelled.

  • Literature

    The body of artistic writing characterized by beauty of expression, form, and universality of intellectual and emotional appeal.

  • History of literature

    The historical evolution of forms of writing that are meant to entertain, educate or to give instructions to the audience, such as fictional prose and poems. The techniques used to communicate these writings and the historical context in which they were written.

Skills

  • Read books

    Read the latest book releases and give your opinion on them.

  • Perform background research on writing subject

    Run thorough background research on writing subject; desk-based research as well as site visits and interviews.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Consult information sources

    Consult relevant information sources to find inspiration, to educate yourself on certain topics and to acquire background information.

  • Apply scientific methods

    Apply scientific methods and techniques to investigate phenomena, by acquiring new knowledge or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.

  • Write scientific papers

    Present the hypothesis, findings, and conclusions of your scientific research in your field of expertise in a professional publication.

Optional knowledge and skills

comparative literature phonetics journalism conduct quantitative research read scripts theoretical lexicography critically reflect on artistic production processes write research proposals linguistics apply teaching strategies rhetoric apply grammar and spelling rules read manuscripts conduct qualitative research develop scientific theories teach writing do historical research promote your writings cultural history study cultures