Writing and Reading Differently: Deconstruction and the Teaching of Composition and Literature

Writing and Reading Differently: Deconstruction and the Teaching of Composition and Literature

by G. Douglas Atkins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0700602828

ISBN-13: 9780700602827

Pub. Date: 09/28/1985

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

"By showing just how deconstruction 'can be taught,' this volume makes an immediate and significant contribution to a central literary controversy."—Richard A. Lanham, author of Literacy and the Survival of Humanism

Author Biography: G. Douglas Atkins is professor of English at the University of Kansas and author of Reading

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"By showing just how deconstruction 'can be taught,' this volume makes an immediate and significant contribution to a central literary controversy."—Richard A. Lanham, author of Literacy and the Survival of Humanism

Author Biography: G. Douglas Atkins is professor of English at the University of Kansas and author of Reading Deconstruction/Deconstructive Reading and The Faith of John Dryden.

Michael L. Johnson is professor of English and chair of the Department of English at the University of Kansas and author of The New Journalism.

Contributors: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Nancy R. Comley, Sharon Crowley, Andrew P. Debicki, Geoffrey H. Hartman, Barbara E. Johnson, David S. Kaufer, Vincent B. Leitch, J. Hillis Miller, Jasper Neel, Paul Northam, Gregory L. Ulmer, and Gary F. Waller

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700602827
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
09/28/1985
Pages:
222

Table of Contents

Preface, G. Douglas Atkins

Introduction, G. Douglas Atkins and Michael L. Johnson

Part 1: Deconstruction and Teaching

1. Deconstruction and Pedagogy, Vincent B. Leitch

2. Reading the World: Literary Studies in the 1980s, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

3. Textshop for Post(e)pedagogy, Gregory L. Ulmer

Part 2: Deconstruction and the Teaching of Composition

4. To Write Is to Read Is to Write, Right?, David Kaufer and Gary Waller

5. The Two Rhetorics: George Eliot's Bestiary, J. Hillis Miller

6. Heuristics and Beyond: Deconstruction/Inspiration and the Teaching of Writing Invention, Paul Northam

7. A Release from Weak Specifications: Liberating the Student Reader, Nancy R. Comley

Part 3: Deconstruction and the Teaching of Literature

8. Teaching Deconstructively, Barbara Johnson

9. Understanding Criticism, Geoffrey H. Hartman

10. New Criticism and Deconstruction: Two Attitudes in Teaching Poetry, Andrew P. Debicki

11. Plot, Character, or Theme? Lear and the Teacher, Jasper Neel

Contributors

Index

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