9780333987933

Teaching Literature A Companion

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  • ISBN13:

    9780333987933

  • ISBN10:

    0333987934

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-03-19
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Literature departments enter the twenty-first century with a deepening sense of crisis and growing need to defend the value of their work in the face of understaffing and poor job prospects for graduate students. Teaching Literature offers a practical guide to teaching literature, with accounts of how daily experiences in the classroom grow out of engagement with dynamic fields of study. By uniting the theoretical and the practical consideration of what it means to teach literature, this book widens the current conversation about pedagogy just beginning to take place in the field. Until recently, teaching has played second fiddle to literary research as a mode of knowledge and a sign of academic prestige. Now, literature departments are beginning to realize the importance of articulating what it is we do in the classroom. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Tanya Agathocleous is a graduate student at Rutgers University. Ann C. Dean is Assistant Professor of English and Director of College Writing, University of Southern Maine.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
George Levine
Acknowledgements xiii
Notes on the Contributors xiv
Introduction 1(10)
Tanya Agathocleous
Ann Dean
Part I: Fields of Study in the Twenty-First Century Classroom
Teaching Autobiography
11(20)
Carolyn Williams
Queer Chaucer in the Classroom
31(10)
Glenn Burger
Steven F. Kruger
Grub Street: the Literary and the Literatory in Eighteenth-Century Britain
41(8)
John O'Brien
Teaching the Victorians Today
49(9)
Nancy Henry
Towards Desegregating Syllabuses: Teaching American Literary Realism and Racial Uplift Fiction
58(13)
Michele Birnbaum
Teaching Literature and Ethics: the Particular and the General
71(9)
Suzy Anger
Taking Lyrics Literally: Teaching Poetry in a Prose Culture
80(25)
Charles Altieri
Part II: Classroom Rituals, Old and New
Re-writing Texts, Re-constructing the Subject: Work as Play on the Critical-Creative Interface
105(20)
Rob Pope
Schooling Misery: the Ominous Threat and the Eminent Promise of the Popular Reader
125(14)
Richard E. Miller
The River and the Chestnut Tree: When Students Already Know the Answers
139(10)
Ann Dean
The Place of the Implicit in Literary Discovery: Creating New Courses
149(14)
Philip Davis
From Teaching in Class to Teaching Online: Preserving Community and Communication
163(8)
Susan Jaye Dauer
`Subject: RE: I absolutely *HATED* Achebe's Things Fall Apart': Teaching World Literature on the World Wide Web
171(15)
Tanya Agathocleous
Jillana Enteen
Appendix 1: Web Resources for Teaching Literature 186(3)
Appendix 2: Bibliography of Resources on Teaching Literature 189(4)
Index 193

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