Falling into Theory Conflicting Views on Reading Literature

ISBN-10: 0312201567
ISBN-13: 9780312201562
Edition: 2nd 2000
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Book details

List price: $45.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/24/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 414
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Gerald Graff is a professor of English and education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of several books including Professing Literature: An Institutional History, Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education, and Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: Falling into Theory
Why We Read: The University, the Humanities, and the Province of Literature
What We Have Loved, Others Will Love
Disliking Books at an Early Age
The Rise of English
Introduction to Masks of Conquest
The "Banking" Concept of Education
Toward a Revolutionary Feminist Pedagogy
The New Advocacy and the Old
The Function of English at the Present Time
Teaching Culture
The Demise of Disciplinary Authority
A Fortunate Fall?
What We Read: The Literary Canon and the Curriculum after the Culture Wars
Masterpiece Theater: The Politics of Hawthorne's Literary Reputation
Contingencies of Value
Treason Our Text: Feminist Challenges to the Literary Canon
What Is a Minor Literature?
Canon-Formation, Literary History, and the Afro-American Tradition: From the Seen to the Told
From Epistemology of the Closet
The Politics of Knowledge
Introduction to A Feeling for Books
Telling Our Story about Teaching Literature
The Canon as Cultural Capital
Elegiac Conclusion
How We Read: Interpretive Communities and Literary Meaning
The Death of the Author
Actual Reader and Authorial Reader
How to Recognize a Poem When You See One
Do We Write the Text We Read?
The Female Swerve
From Sexual/Textual Politics
Dancing through the Minefield: Some Observations on the Theory, Practice, and Politics of a Feminist Literary Criticism
Black Matter(s)
An Image of Africa
The Frontier on Which Heart of Darkness Stands
Imperialism and Sexual Difference
Who Is Responsible in Ethical Criticism, and for What?
The Literary Imagination
Wanted Dead or Alive: Browning's Historicism
Reclaiming the Aesthetic
Aesthetics and the Literal Imagination
Appendix
Index

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