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College English, Vol. 68, No. 1, September 2005

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Table of Contents

  • Candace Spigelman, in Appreciation, Collaboratively

    Abstract: Colleagues and friends remember the late Candace Spigelman.

    Keywords: College

  • Multiculturalisms Past, Present and Future

    Marilyn Edelstein

    Abstract: Surveying the current state of our “plural and dynamic multiculturalisms” and directing attention to valuable resources in anthologies and criticism, the author suggests that multicultural studies might now focus more on resistance and creativity in the face of oppression than on oppression itself; more on the multiple intersections and interactions of different groups, positions, and experiences than on single (sometimes essentialized) groups; and more on existing power relations and social inequities, and the structural nature of racism and oppression, than on individual behavior.

    Keywords: College

  • Between Spaces: Meditations on Toni Morrison and Whiteness in the Classroom: Trying Toni Morrison Again

    Beth A. McCoy

    Abstract: An instructor and her student offer complementary perspectives on what happened in a classroom in which reading Toni Morrison opened up nearly intractable resistances to a making and sharing of knowledge in which no one was allowed to take refuge in what Catherine Fox calls “whiteliness” and assume a position outside of others’ knowing while asking those same others to assume the “burden of representation.” Complicating our notion of progressive pedagogy and our assumption that we know what progress looks like, the article suggests, in Jones’s words, “both education’s gifts and its limitations.”

    Keywords: College

  • Between Spaces: Meditations on Toni Morrison and Whiteness in the Classroom: When Theory and Practice Crumble

    Jacqueline M. Jones

    Abstract: An instructor and her student offer complementary perspectives on what happened in a classroom in which reading Toni Morrison opened up nearly intractable resistances to a making and sharing of knowledge in which no one was allowed to take refuge in what Catherine Fox calls “whiteliness” and assume a position outside of others’ knowing while asking those same others to assume the “burden of representation.” Complicating our notion of progressive pedagogy and our assumption that we know what progress looks like, the article suggests, in Jones’s words, “both education’s gifts and its limitations.

    Keywords: College

  • Taking (and Teaching) the Shoah Personally

    Howard Tinberg

    Abstract: The author describes the issues raised for him by team-teaching a course on the Shoah that aimed to incorporate familial, historical, and rhetorical perspectives. Considering firsthand testimonies, songs written by camp inmates, renderings of others’ stories such as Art Spiegelman’s Maus, and works of fiction and poetry by writers without firsthand experience of the Shoah, he is ultimately led to wonder whether the stories of those who underwent such experiences stand utterly outside critique and appropriation and may demand of us instead only that we never forget.

    Keywords: College

  • REVIEW: Anthologies of Modern Indian Literature

    Margery Sabin

    Abstract: Reviewed are The Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature, edited by Amit Chaudhuri; Mirrorwork: Fifty Years of Indian Writing, 1947–1997, edited by Salman Rushdie and Elizabeth West; and Women Writing in India, Vol. 2: The Twentieth Century, edited by K. Lalita and Susie Tharu.

    Keywords: College

  • 2004 NCTE PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: Practicing the Scholarship of Teaching: What We Do with the Knowledge We Make

    Patricia Lambert Stock

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CALLS FOR PAPERS

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

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