This book addresses the urgent need for rigorous and creative examination of how new theoretical principles, sociocultural investments, and pedagogical technologies inform classroom teaching. Written by current and former graduate and faculty instructors of English at the University of Texas at Austina department that has been centrally involved in national controversies over literary multiculturalism, the politics of writing instruction, and the development of academic computer technologythis collection constitutes a uniquely situated engagement with the most pressing contemporary questions in English studies.
After historical and theoretical contextualizing by its coeditors, Situating College English is organized in to three sections that provide conceptual analyses, practical strategies, and empirical data derived from representative classroom experiences and addressed to a range of pedagogical issues.
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About the Author
EVAN CARTON is Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of The Rhetoric of American Romance (1985), The Marble Faun: Hawthorne's Transformations (1992), and coauthor (with Gerald Graff) of Criticism Since 1940, published in volume 8 of The Cambridge History of American Literature (1995).
ALAN W. FRIEDMAN is Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Fictional Death and the Modernist Enterprise (1995), William Faulkner (1984), Multivalence (1978), and Lawrence Durrell and The Alexandria Quartet (1970).