Teaching Literature: A Companion

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333987933
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/19/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

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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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

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