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Title Language and limits : resisting reform in English studies / Myron C. Tuman.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1998.


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 212 pages)
Series SUNY series, literacy, culture, and learning
SUNY series, literacy, culture, and learning.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-210) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject English philology -- Study and teaching.
Critical thinking -- Study and teaching.
Language and culture.
Educational change.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents 1. Lying Cretans, or the Paradox of Critical Thinking -- 2. Reading, Writing, and Resistance -- 3. Deep Reading and Writing -- 4. Metaphor, Culture, and Play -- 5. The Emperor's New Clothes: A Tale of Resistance -- 6. Literature as Local Practice -- 7. "They Say That, But": Writing Instruction as Local Practice -- 8. "Shaped by the Rules": The Resistant Class -- 9. Vico's Voice, or Beyond Critical Pedagogy.
Summary What could be more commonsensical than the notion that students need to become more critical readers and writers, subjecting the ideas, beliefs, and attitudes they encounter to closer, "critical" scrutiny? Yet is not the deep suspicion of common sense one of the founding principles of critical pedagogy? Here at last is a book that attempts to look closely at the broad cultural and historical assumptions behind efforts to remake how we teach both composition and literature, in the latter case, how the rooting out of authorial or textual bias is replacing traditional notions of identification and empathy. The result is a broad cultural history of English studies and how its distinctive notion of deep language has fostered a special kind of resistance to reforms over the last two hundred years. -- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Tuman, Myron C., 1946- Language and limits. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1998 0791436519