The Wire in the College Classroom: Pedagogical Approaches in the Humanities

The Wire in the College Classroom: Pedagogical Approaches in the Humanities

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786495283
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/18/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Karen Dillon teaches literature and writing at Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois, where she specializes in American and African-American literature. She lives in Carlinville. Naomi Crummey is chair of the Department of English and Communications at Blackburn College where she teaches writing and literature. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction Karen Dillon Naomi Crummey 1

I Media

It Was TV: Teaching HBO's The Wire as a Television Series Todd M. Sodano 7

The Angriest Auteur on Television: Teaching Media Authorship Through David Simon Alex M. Kupfer 32

Post-Network Era Television, Cultural Hierarchies and Sociological Uses of The Wire Beyond Urban Inequality Michael L. Wayne 47

II Writing and Narrative

"Dope on the damn table": Narrative Discourse in The Wire and African American Literature Paul D. Reich 61

"They're not learning for our world; they're learning for theirs": Changing the First Year Writing Experience Karen Dillon Naomi Crummey 76

Exercises in Revision and Form Michael Ennis 93

Closure in the Classroom: "Final Grades" C.W. Marshall Tiffany Potter 108

III Ethics and Rhetoric

"The gods will not save you": Teaching Ethics with The Wire James W. McCarty III 127

Good Lives in Tragic Worlds Nathan P. Gilmour 143

Wallace's Choice Tom Nurmi 160

IV. Education and Literacy

Reading the Scene: Discourse, Literacy and Pedagogy Through The Wire Daniel Listoe 179

The Wire at a Distance: The Socio-Cultaral Determination of Meaning and the Challenges of Online Learning Matt Applegate 196

Using The Wire to Teach Cultural Competency in Higher Education Tia Sherèe Gaynor 212

About the Contributors 233

Index 235

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