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College English, Vol. 60, No. 4, April 1998

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  • Sideshadowing Teacher Response

    Nancy Welch

    Abstract: Aims to redefine what happens in the margins through a practice called "sideshadowing," adapted from Bakhtinian theorist Gary Saul Morson's examination of narrative technique. States that sideshadowing redirects the attention to the present moment, its multiple conflicts, and its multiple possibilities. Argues for sideshadowing's potential to transform students' (and teachers') understandings of what a "good" essay is.

    Keywords: College

  • Confronting Stereotypes: Maus in Crown Heights

    Andrea Freud Loewenstein

    Abstract: Concentrates specifically on the experience of using "Maus" (a narrative in comic strip form) with one class which met in spring 1996, after the accidental killing of a Black child by a Hasidic Jew in Crown Heights, New York. Uses the text at Medgar Evers College in a freshman composition course which also functions as an introduction to literature. Describes the classroom dynamics.

    Keywords: College

  • The Language of Coats

    Nancy Sommers

    Abstract: Compares 20 years of teaching college writing (and reading countless drafts of student papers) to an immigrant father's working 40 years in the family store in Terre Haute, Indiana (and selling 350,000 coats).

    Keywords: College

  • Methods, Truths, Reasons

    Kevin J. Porter

    Abstract: Advocates a position on the margins of English studies. Provides a general introduction to analytic philosophy of language. Elaborates Donald Davidson's work on interpretation, which demonstrates why truth and rationality are inextricably linked to language and communication. Calls for reconfiguring the debate between and assessment of the disparate methodologies of English studies.

    Keywords: College

  • Change in Publication Schedule

    Abstract: Available in print version only.

    Keywords: College


    Greg Delanty

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

  • REVIEW: Scrutinizing Science

    Jack Selzer

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College


    George Bellis / James S. Baumlin

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

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