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Teachers, Texts, and Transactions: Towards a Pedagogy for Teaching Literature

Abstract A simple passion for reading compels many to enter the university literature classroom. What happens once they arrive may fuel that passion, or possibly destroy it. A romanticized relationship with literature proves to be an obstacle that hinders a deeper and richer engagement with texts. Primary research consisting of personal interviews, observations, and surveys, form the source of data for this dissertation project which was designed to examine how literature teachers engage their students with texts, discussion, and assignments in the university setting. Traditionally text centered and resolute, literature courses will need refashioning if they are to advance beyond erstwhile conventions. The goal of this study is to create space for a... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Sanchez, Shillana R. (Author) / Goggin, Maureen (Advisor) / Tobin, Beth (Advisor) / Rose, Shirley (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Literature / Pedagogy / Higher education / Higher Education / Literature / Pedagogy / Teaching
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 128 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. English 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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