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College English, Vol. 66, No. 4, March 2004

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  • Opinion: Our Future Donors

    Richard E. Miller

    Abstract: The author proposes a different way to phrase the problems that public colleges and universities face in the current economy. He argues that it is now crucial to the long-term financial well-being of public institutions of higher education to improve the working conditions of instructors in writing programs, precisely because of the relationship between those programs and the students who are the universities’ major stakeholders and future donors.

    Keywords: College

  • Forgetful Memory and Images of the Holocaust

    Michael Bernard-Donals

    Abstract: This essay explores how photographic images of atrocity work to undo some of our assumptions about how historical narratives work, and disturb the cultural memory that allows us to write ourselves into history. It suggests a way of reading these photographic images that yields something that might be called “forgetful memory,” aspects of the event at the center of the photo that cannot be integrated into the narrative we build to contain it.

    Keywords: College

  • The Daughter's Disenchantment: Incest as Pedagogy in Fairy Tales and Kathryn Harrison's The Kiss

    Elizabeth Marshall

    Abstract: This essay suggests that Harrison’s representation of father-daughter incest in The Kiss draws on literary elements of two seemingly distinct genres, memoir and fairy tale, to tell a story of violence and violation in the white middle-class family. Through memoir, it argues, Harrison revises the moral and behavioral edicts that cultural narratives, especially traditional fairy tales dealing with father-daughter incest, seek to impose.

    Keywords: College

  • Invisible Hands: A Manifesto to Resolve Institutional and Curricular Hierarchy in English Studies

    Karen Fitts and William B. Lalicker

    Abstract: The authors argue for a structural revolution in English studies that builds on the epistemological ground shared by those in composition and literature. Their confederative “English studies” model integrates work in literature, discourse, language studies, and the larger culture with rhetoric and writing instruction---horizontally, not hierarchically.

    Keywords: College

  • Review: After Theory, the Next New Thing

    John Rouse

    Abstract: Reviewed are: Teaching Literature. Elaine Showalter; Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind, by Gerald Graff; and Arts of Living: Reinventing the Humanities for the Twenty-first Century, by Kurt Spellmeyer.

    Keywords: College

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CALLS FOR PAPERS

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

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