Teaching Literature: A Companion

Paperback | March 19, 2003

EditorTanya Agathocleous

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In Teaching Literature scholars explain how they think about their everyday experience in the classroom, using the tools of their ongoing scholarly projects and engaging with current debates in literary studies. Until recently, teaching has played second fiddle to literary research as a mode of knowledge in academia, leaving new teachers with nowhere to turn for advice about teaching and no forum for discussion of the difficulties and opportunities they face in the classroom.

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In Teaching Literature scholars explain how they think about their everyday experience in the classroom, using the tools of their ongoing scholarly projects and engaging with current debates in literary studies. Until recently, teaching has played second fiddle to literary research as a mode of knowledge in academia, leaving new teache...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 9.28 × 6.14 × 0.51 inPublished:March 19, 2003Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333987934

ISBN - 13:9780333987933

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Table of Contents

Foreword--G. Levine * Introduction--A. Dean & T. Agathocleous * Part I: Fields of Study I--G. Burger & S. F. Kruger * Grub Street : The Literary and the Literatory in Eighteenth-Century Britain--J. O'Brien * Teaching the Victorians in a Postmodern Stage--N. Henry * Towards Desegregating Syllabi: Teaching American Literary Realism & Racial Uplift Fiction--M. Birnbaum * Teaching Philosophically--S. Anger * Taking Lyrics Literally: Teaching Poetry in a Prose Culture--C. Alteri * Part II: Teaching Rituals Old and New * Re-writing Texts, Re-constructing the Subject: Work & Play on the Critical-Creative Interface--R. Pope * Schooling Misery: The Ominous Threat and the Eminent Promise of the Popular Reader--R. Miller * The River and the Chestnut Tree: When Students Already Know the Answers--A. Dean * The Place of the Implicit in Literary Discovery: Designing a Part-Time M.A.--P. Davis * From Teaching in Class to Teaching Online: Preserving Community and Communication--S.J. Dauer * 'Subject: RE: I absolutely HATED Acebe's Things Fall Apart' : Teaching World Literature on the World Wide Web--T. Agathocleous & J. Enteen * Appendix I : Web Resources for Teaching Literature * Appendix II : Bibliography of Resources on Teaching Literature