Teaching Composition/Teaching Literature: Crossing Great Divides

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This is an anthology of articles by English department faculty who reject the low status commonly assigned to the teaching of composition. The contributors suggest strategies for combining literature and composition as teachers and scholars and point to ways to repair the rift between faculty members who specialize in literature and those who specialize in composition. Tokarczyk teaches English and co-directs the writing program at Goucher College; Papoulis teaches writing at Trinity College. Annotation (c)2003 ...
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Overview

This is an anthology of articles by English department faculty who reject the low status commonly assigned to the teaching of composition. The contributors suggest strategies for combining literature and composition as teachers and scholars and point to ways to repair the rift between faculty members who specialize in literature and those who specialize in composition. Tokarczyk teaches English and co-directs the writing program at Goucher College; Papoulis teaches writing at Trinity College. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Using Composition Strategies in the Literature Classroom to Develop "Critical" Readers and "Critical Relativism" 13
2 Shifting Paradigms: The Reemergence of Literary Texts in Composition Classrooms 26
3 Academic Writing and the Humanities: An Option for Literature-Trained Ph.D.s 41
4 Coming of Age in a Field That Had No Name 55
5 Teaching Across the Boundaries: Discovery in Literature and Research-Writing Classrooms 68
6 Up the Down Staircase: Literature Ph.D.s Working in The Divide 79
7 Teacher and Scholar: Reconciling Literature and Composition 89
8 Scholarship or Service: Negotiating the "Great Divide" 97
9 Beyond Fear and (Self-)Loathing in the Composition-Literature Wars: Contextualizing the Politics of Writing Assignments in English Studies 112
10 Good Fences Don't Always Make Good Neighbors: Using Rhetorical Reading to Bridge the Gap Between Literature and Writing 127
11 The Cultures of Literature and Composition: What Could Each Learn from the Other? 148
List of Contributors 161
Index 165
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