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English Education, Vol. 29, No. 4, December 1997

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  • A Topography of Reading

    Dennis J. Sumara

    Abstract: Attempts to represent the complexity of the web of literary relationships and their transformational space using fragmentary texts that circle around the novel "The English Patient": self as relationship and the dialogic engagement with a book by the patient himself; and the relationship and engagement with this book and with each other of a group of five teachers reading it.

    Keywords: College

  • Teaching as We're Taught: The University's Role in the Education of English Teachers

    James Marshall and Janet Smith

    Abstract: Examines teaching practices in one English department. Investigates language of course syllabi for statement of goals, course reading, and course writing. Interviews faculty for observations about the texts, curriculum, and classroom practice. Suggests that, while university scholarship has moved beyond the New Criticism of the 1950s, university teaching may be stuck there.

    Keywords: Education Policy, College

  • Walking our Talk: Between Response and Responsibility in the Literature Classroom

    Susan Hynds and Deborah Appleman

    Abstract: Relates the journeys of two English teacher/professors through their changing field: how their approach to teaching and research has been challenged along the way by critical incidents in classrooms and with individual students; and how their stances on what literature teaching is and should be, and what research is and should be, have changed. Presents a response.

    Keywords: Literature, Research, College

  • The Is-ness of Reading: A Review

    Mary Aswell Doll, Dennis J. Sumara

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

  • REVIEWS: Private Readings in Public: Schooling the Literary Imagination by Dennis J. Sumara (New York: Peter Lang, 1996)

    Abstract: Available in print version only.

    Keywords: College


    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: College

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