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College English, Vol. 61, No. 6, July 1999

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Issue Theme: Symposium: English 1999

  • Story and Archive in the Twenty-First Century

    Randy Bass

    Abstract: Explores how new media technologies might converge with the leveling between "story" and "archive," and how that convergence will shape the future of English Studies, focusing on electronic archives of literary and historical materials. Concludes that the central challenge in using new media with students, particularly hypertext pedagogies, is in finding the right synthesis of disciplinary design and disciplined design.

    Keywords: College

  • Reclaiming the Active Mind

    Ann E. Berthoff

    Abstract: Considers the significance of the disappearance of close reading. Looks briefly at the devastation wrought by certain "gangster theories"--indeterminacy, misreading, and the idea that people all tell stories (all knowledge is determined by the situation in which people find themselves). Suggests that close reading and close observation offer occasions to enjoy a pleasure in the exercise of mind.

    Keywords: College

  • Who Killed Shakespeare? An Apologia for English Departments

    Patrick Brantlinger

    Abstract: Defends the exclusion of Shakespeare course requirements for the English Department at Indiana University by explaining that "Shakespeare can take care of himself"--students will sign up for as many Shakespeare classes as offered. Presents opposing obstacles and objectives to this curricular decision.

    Keywords: College

  • Why Read Multicultural Literature? An Arnoldian Perspective

    Reed Way Dasenbrock

    Abstract: Discusses leaving the old canon and creating a new curriculum encompassing more diverse interests. Argues that multicultural literature should be read because it will cause readers to come face-to-face with their own values in a way which will either cause those values to change or cause readers to become more aware of them and more reflective of those values.

    Keywords: College

  • Dreaming of the Future of English

    Judith Fetterley

    Abstract: Articulates "romantic intellectualism" of what graduate work in English might mean and be. Avoids giving a detailed description of a doctoral program. Intends to convey something that might best be called visioning or dreamwork, and offers it in the hope that it may be helpful to others in their individual and collective visioning and dreaming.

    Keywords: College

  • Looking the Part

    Karla F. C. Holloway

    Abstract: Discusses how education is still a profession held hostage by images. Presents concerns dealing with racial expectations in the field of English education. Focuses and concentrates on the contents of the English language and literature professions that, although acknowledging its many diversities, avoids the distraction of "finding someone to look the part."

    Keywords: College

  • Crossing Borders: The Two-Year College

    Frank Madden

    Abstract: Discusses negative stereotyping of the public or others in the profession of two-year college educators. Defines the open-admissions student and the emphasis on the "introductory" elements as a mission of transformation. Encourages working together towards a common goal of achievement in the profession of English Studies by crossing the border between higher education and two-year college faculty.

    Keywords: College

  • Class Dismissed

    Mary Soliday

    Abstract: Investigates how social class affects the educational narratives of working-class students--both their initial access to four-year institutions and their ability to persevere until they obtain bachelor's degrees. Argues that a genuine concern with diversity should lead compositionists to question the selective functions of the academy and the role of composition in maintaining them.

    Keywords: College

  • Brave New University

    Jeffrey Williams

    Abstract: Discusses the shift from public funding of the university to corporate sponsorship and dependence on other private sources. Acknowledges how students are forced into corporate jobs to repay school debt. Suggests using English to promote a setting which encourages students to value people over profits, enjoy access to quality education, and value open rather than corporately controlled society.

    Keywords: College

  • Hub Ed Bids Adieu

    Louise Z. Smith

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

  • POEMS

    Walt McDonald, Barry Ballard, and Joyce E. Peseroff

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

  • From the Editors

    Jeanne Gunner

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

  • Index to Volume 61

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

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