Sunday, October 09, 2005

More from Clueless

Still reading Clueless in Academe. Now the focus is on the wisdom of not avoiding arguments, but instead having better arguments. Professor Graff mentions these books. They all sound interesting; they address issues connected to the teaching of writing:

Embracing Contraries: Explorations in Learning and Teaching. Oxford UP. Doesn't give a date. Or an author, for that matter. (There's no bibliography in this book, by the way. Very inconvenient. Emory's library has this: The Writing Teacher's Sourcebook. Corbett, Myers, and Tate, eds. New York: Oxford UP, 2000. The essay I want to read is by Peter Elbow)

Everything's an Argument. Lunsford, Ruskiewicz, Walters. Boston: St Martin's, 2001.

Street Smarts and Critical Theory. Thomas McLaughlin. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1996.

Lives on the Boundary: A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educational Underclass. Mike Rose. New York: Penguin Books, 1989.

Authorizing Readers: Resistance and Respect in the Teaching of Literature. New York: Teacher's College Press, 1998.

Textual Power: Literary Theory and the Teaching of English. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : A Case Study in Critical Controversy. Boston: St Martin's, 2004.