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Teaching the New English

Teaching Literature

Text and Dialogue in the English Classroom

Editors: Knights, Ben (Ed.)

  • - Features essays by a range of experts on their personal experiences of teaching literature, and an extended classroom case study
  • - Explores the process of education, and the foundations of teaching knowledge
  • - Seeks to ask questions about the future of teaching literature, and how it can benefit from change
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About this book

This book comprises reflections by experienced scholar teachers on the principles and practice of higher education English teaching. In approaching the subject from different angles it aims to spark insights and to foster imaginative teaching. In the era of audit, and the Teaching Excellence Framework it invites teachers to return to the sources of their own teaching knowledge. The shift from a student-centred to a research-centred paradigm has particular implications for a discipline which prides itself on its teaching, and has always had teaching and dialogue at its heart. One which also talks across the tertiary / secondary border to the cognate (though different) subject called ‘English’ in school. The argument which informs this book, and which is developed in the individual chapters, is that the future of the subject relies not alone upon fostering communities of ‘research excellence’, but on re-awakening and reviving its pedagogic traditions.

About the authors

Ben Knights is Emeritus Professor of English and Cultural Studies at the University of Teesside, UK. Until 2011 he was Director of the UK national English Subject Centre (HEA). A graduate of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, his books include Writing Masculinities: Male Narratives in Twentieth-Century Fiction (Palgrave), From Reader to Reader: Theory, Text and Practice in the Study Group, The Listening Reader: Fiction and Poetry for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and (as editor) Masculinities in Text and Teaching (Palgrave).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Teaching? Literature?

    Knights, Ben

    Pages 1-15

  • Contrasts: Teaching English in British and American Universities

    Gerzina, Gretchen H.

    Pages 17-29

  • Transition and Discontinuity: Pitfalls and Opportunities in the Move to University English Universities

    Green, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 31-49

  • The Shame of Teaching (English)

    Miles, Rosie

    Pages 51-66

  • Transition into the Profession: Accuracy, Sincerity and ‘Disciplinary Consciousness’

    Eaglestone, Robert

    Pages 67-80

Buy this book

eBook £14.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-31110-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £19.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-31108-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Literature
Book Subtitle
Text and Dialogue in the English Classroom
Editors
  • Ben Knights
Series Title
Teaching the New English
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31110-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-31110-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-31108-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 252
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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