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Canons and Contexts

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Title: Canons and Contexts
Author: Lauter, Paul
ISBN: 9780195068320
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1991
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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Literary Criticism 1353926

Publisher Description:
This collection of essays places issues central to literary study, particularly the question of the canon, in the context of institutional practices in American colleges and universities. Lauter addresses such crucial concerns as what students should read and study, how standards of quality are defined and changed, the limits of theoretical discourse, and the ways race, gender, and class shape not only teaching, curricula, and research priorities, but collegiate personnel actions as well. The book examines critically the variety of recent proposals for reforming higher education, and it calls into question many practices, like employing large numbers of part-timers, now popular with college managers. Offering concrete examples of a comparative method for teaching literary texts, and specific instances about integrating curricula, Canons and Contexts proposes realistic ideas for creating varied, spirited, and democratic classrooms and colleges.