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Situating College English
     

Situating College English

by Evan Carton, Alan W. Friedman
 

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 Austin—a department that has been centrally involved in national

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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 Austin—a department that has been centrally involved in national controversies over literary multiculturalism, the politics of writing instruction, and the development of academic computer technology—this 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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Twenty papers from a spring 1992 colloquium in Austin discuss some of the issues facing the English department at the University of Texas there, and relate them to the national and professional context. Among them are pedagogical authority and knowledge, canonicity, cultural and multicultural definitions and conflicts, race, gender, and sexual orientation. Paper edition (481-2) $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897894814
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.53(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

Meet 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).

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