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College English, Vol. 66, No. 6, July 2004

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  • A Line for Wendy

    Abstract: Friends and colleagues remember Wendy Bishop.

    Keywords: College

  • My Learning Disability: A (Digressive) Essay

    Andrea Freud Loewenstein

    Abstract: The author recalls her struggles and adaptations---to school, to anti-Semitism, to her family’s history, to her feelings for other women, to her learning disability---before there were terms to make what she experienced a familiar part of our discourse. She suggests that,because the words that might have exempted her from effort or locked her into one category or another were never spoken, she found ways to do what was required and methods of coping that have served her well in life.

    Keywords: College

  • OPINION: Mycopedagogy

    Craig Dworkin

    Abstract: Taking the reader on a stroll through the woods to look for the elusive and unclassifiable mushroom, this essay suggests that avant-gardes can present a challenge to our familiar modes of communication in the classroom. The author argues that a truly radical pedagogic practice, corresponding to the theoretical critiques offered by recent trends in the study of rhetoric and teaching, might forestall the real danger represented by teaching the avant-garde, namely that it be domesticated and its radical potential neutralized.

    Keywords: College

  • Words Made Flesh: Fusing Imagery and Language in a Polymorphic Literacy

    Kristie S. Fleckenstein

    Abstract: The author argues that constructions of literacy that suppress or omit nonverbal elements such as the visual and the tactile are limiting students’ potential. She traces the way the historical relationship between image and word has consistently privileged language, and offers instances from her experience with students and with her own children to argue for a more reciprocal dynamic and a polymorphic literacy that can increase the scope and power of our literacy and our literacy teaching.

    Keywords: College

  • Teaching Texts Materially: The Ends of Nella Larsen's Passing

    John K. Young

    Abstract: The author suggests that attending to the publishing history of Larsen’s novel and the resulting indeterminacy of its ending(s) offers a concrete example of a materially oriented pedagogy that can illuminate the racial politics behind textual production and its relation to particular historical and cultural moments. He suggests that such a pedagogy offers both another way of understanding the textual contingency emphasized in contemporary theory and a way of further opening up questions of textuality and meaning for students.

    Keywords: College

  • REVIEW: Revealing Secrets: Experiments in Academic Genres

    Janet Carey Eldred

    Abstract: Reviewed are: A Communion of Friendship: Literacy, Spiritual Practice, and Women in Recovery, by Beth Daniell; Naked in the Promised Land: A Memoir, by Lillian Faderman; and Gut Feelings: A Writer’s Truths and Minute Inventions, by Merrill Joan Gerber.

    Keywords: College


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