Teaching Literature at the College Level--
Resources for Further Reading
Teaching Literature in Practice and TheoryAlberti, John, ed. The Canon in the Classroom: The Pedagogical Implications of Canon Revision in American Literature. New York: Garland, 1995.
Brannon, Lil, and Brenda M. Greene, eds. Rethinking American Literature. Urbana: NCTE, 1997.
Cain, Kathleen Shine, Albert C. DeCiccio, and Michael J. Rossi. Exploring Literature: A Collaborative Approach. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1993.
Cain, William E., ed. Teaching the Conflicts: Gerald Graff, Curricular Reform, and the Culture Wars. New York: Garland, 1994.
Cahalan, James M., and David B. Browning, eds. Practicing Theory in Introductory College Literature Courses. Urbana: NCTE, 1991.
Fleishman, Avrom. The Condition of English: Literary Studies in a Changing Culture. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1998.
Goebel, Bruce A., and James C. Hall, eds. Teaching a "New Canon"?: Students, Teachers, and Texts in the College Literature Classroom. Urbana: NCTE, 1995.
Graff, Gerald. Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education. New York: Norton, 1992.
Henrickson, Bruce, and Thais E. Morgan, eds. Reorientations: Critical Theories and Pedagogies. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1990.
Herrington, Anne, and Charles Moran, eds. Writing, Teaching, and Learning in the Disciplines. New York: MLA, 1992.
Lynn, Steven. Texts and Contexts: Writing about Literature with Critical Theory. 3rd ed. New York: Longman, 2001.
Maitino, John R., and David R. Peck, eds. Teaching American Ethnic Literatures. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 1996.
Moran, Charles, and Elizabeth F. Penfield. Conversations: Contemporary Critical Theory and the Teaching of Literature. Urbana: NCTE, 1990.
Pope, Rob. Textual Intervention: Critical and Creative Strategies for Literary Studies. New York: Routledge, 1995.
Rabinowitz, Peter, and Michael W. Smith. Authorizing Readers: Resistance and Respect in the Teaching of Literature. New York: Teachers College Press, 1998.
Rosenblatt, Louise M. Literature as Exploration. 5th ed. New York: MLA, 1995.
Selden, Raman. Practicing Theory and Reading Literature. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1989.
Volumes in the MLA Teaching Literature SeriesThere are now 70+ volumes in the series titled Approaches to Teaching Literature, as well as other titles on teaching literature published by the Modern Language Association.
Teaching ShakespeareBretzius, Stephen. Shakespeare in Theory: The Postmodern Academy and the Early Modern Theater. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1997.
Hunt, Maurice, ed. Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. New York: MLA, 2000.
Hunt, Maurice, ed. Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's The Tempest and Other Late Romances. New York: MLA, 1992.
Kliman, Bernice W., ed. Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's Hamlet. New York: MLA, 2002.
Metzger, Mary Janell. Shakespeare Without Fear: Teaching for Understanding. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2004.
Ray, Robert H., ed. Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's King Lear. New York: MLA, 1986.
Riggio, Milla Cozart, ed. Teaching Shakespeare through Performance. New York: MLA, 1999.
Salomone, Ronald. E., and James E. Davis. Teaching Shakespeare into the Twenty-First Century. Athens: Ohio UP, 1997.Bishop, Wendy. Teaching Lives: Essays and Stories. Logan: Utah State UP, 1997.
Personal Explorations of Teaching College English
Felman, Jyl L. Never a Dull Moment: Teaching and the Art of Performance. New York: Routledge, 2001.
Murphy, Richard J. The Calculus of Intimacy: A Teaching Life. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 1993.
Offut, Chris. No Heroes: A Memoir of Coming Home. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2002.
Palmer, Parker. The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998.
Tompkins, Jane P. A Life in School: What the Teacher Learned. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1996.
Trimmer, Joseph F., ed. Narration as Knowledge: Tales of the Teaching Life. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton-Cook, 1997.
Critical PedagogyCulley, Margo, and Catherine Portuges, eds. Gendered Subjects: The Dynamics of Feminist Teaching. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1985.
Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York: Seabury P, 1968.
Gabriel, Susan L., and Isaiah Smithson, eds. Gender in the Classroom: Power and Pedagogy. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1990.
Giroux, Henry A. Pedagogy and the Politics of Hope. Boulder: Westview P, 1997.
Giroux, Henry A., et al. Counternarratives: Cultural Studies and Critical Pedagogies in Postmodern Spaces. New York: Routledge, 1997.
Giroux, Henry A., and Peter McLaren, eds. Between Borders: Pedagogy and the Politics of Cultural Studies. New York: Routledge, 1994.
Gore, Jennifer M. The Struggle for Pedagogies: Critical and Feminist Discourses as Regimes of Truth. New York: Routledge, 1993.
hooks, bell. Teaching to Transgress. New York: Routledge, 1994.
Kumar, Amitava, ed. Class Issues: Pedagogy, Cultural Studies, and the Public Sphere. New York: New York UP, 1997.
Shor, Ira. When Students Have Power: Negotiating Authority in a Critical Pedagogy. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1996.
Shor, Ira, and Caroline Pari, eds. Education Is Politics: Critical Teaching Across Differences, Postsecondary. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton-Cook, 2000.
College Teaching/College TeachersAngelo, Thomas A., and K. Patricia Cross. Classroom Assessment Techniques. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1993.
Baiocco, Sharon A., and Jamie N. DeWaters. Successful College Teaching: Problem-Solving Strategies of Distinguished Professors. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1998.
Barnes, Louis B., C. Roland Christensen, and Abby J. Hansen. Teaching and the Case Method: Text, Cases, and Readings. 3rd ed. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1994.
Bean, John C. Engaging Ideas. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996.
Bender, Eileen, et al., eds. Quick Hits: Successful Strategies by Award Winning Teachers. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1994.
Brookfield, Stephen D. The Skillful Teacher. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1990.
David, Barbara Gross. Tools for Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1993.
Duffy, Donna K., and Janet W. Jones. Teaching Within the Rhythms of the Semester. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1995.
Eble, Kenneth E. The Craft of Teaching: A Guide to Mastering the Professor's Art. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1988.
Feldman, Kenneth A., and Michael B. Paulsen, eds. Teaching and Learning in the College Classroom. 2nd ed. Needham Heights, MA: Simon and Schuster Custom Publishing, 1998.
Grubb, W. Norton, ed. Honored But Invisible: An Inside Look at Teaching in Community Colleges. New York: Routledge, 1999.
Halpern, Diane F., et al., eds. Changing College Classrooms: New Teaching and Learning Strategies for an Increasingly Complex World. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1994.
Lowman, Joseph. Mastering the Techniques of Teaching. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1995.
McKeachie, Wilbert J. Teaching Tips. 9th ed. Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath, 1994.
Markie, Peter J. A Professor's Duties: Ethical Issues in College Teaching. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 1994.
Prichard, Keith W., and R. McLaren Sawyer, eds. Handbook of College Teaching: Theory and Applications. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.
Straub, Richard, and Ronald F. Lunsford. Twelve Readers Reading: Responding to College Student Writing. Cressfill, NJ: Hampton P, 1995.
Sutherland, Tracey E., and Charles C. Bonwell, eds. Using Active Learning in College Classes: A Range of Options for Faculty. New Directions for Teaching and Learning 67. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996.
Walvoord, Barbara E. Helping Students Write Well: A Guide for Teachers in All Disciplines. 2nd ed. New York: MLA, 1986.
Walvoord, Barbara E., and Virginia J. Anderson. Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998.
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