© 2003

Teaching Literature

A Companion

  • Editors
  • Tanya Agathocleous
  • Ann C. Dean

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Tanya Agathocleous, Ann Dean
      Pages 1-7
  3. Fields of Study in the Twenty-First Century Classroom

  4. Classroom Rituals, Old and New

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 186-197

About this book


In Teaching Literature scholars explain how they think about their everyday experience in the classroom, using the tools of their ongoing scholarly projects and engaging with current debates in literary studies. Until recently, teaching has played second fiddle to literary research as a mode of knowledge in academia, leaving new teachers with nowhere to turn for advice about teaching and no forum for discussion of the difficulties and opportunities they face in the classroom.


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About the authors

CHARLES ALTIERI Professor of Literature, University of California at Berkeley SUZY ANGER Assistant Professor of English, University of Maryland MICHELE BIRNBAUM Associate Professor of English and African American Studies and Director of Women's Studies, University of Puget Sound GLEN BURGER Associate Professor of English, Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York SUSAN JAYE DAUER Professor of English, Valencia Community College, Florida PHILIP DAVIS Professor of Literature, University of Liverpool JILLANA ENTEEN Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature, Northwestern University NANCY HENRY Associate Professor of English, SUNY Binghampton RICHARD E.MILLER Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of the Writing Program at Rutgers University STEVEN KRUGER Professor of English, Queen's College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York GEORGE LEVINE Kenneth Burke Professor of English and the Director of the Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture at Rutgers University JOHN O'BRIEN Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia ROB POPE Professor of English Studies, Oxford Brookes University CAROLYN WILLIAMS Associate Professor of English, Rutgers University.

Bibliographic information


' Teaching English Literature: A Handbook marks a significant contribution to this crucial enterprise. It attempts to move between the theoretical and the practical, from the actual work of the classroom to its theoretical underpinnings...While these essays do give quite practical advice, provide syllabi and reading lists, and sample exercises, these are not mere 'how-to' essays, but confrontations with our most intractable critical problems... demonstrating the intellectual richness of a genre that desperately needs development: the literature of the teaching of literature.' - Excerpt from foreword, George Levine, Kenneth Burke Professor of English, Rutgers, USA