Teaching Literature at the College Level--
Resources for Further Reading

Teaching Literature in Practice and Theory
Alberti, 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 Series
There 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 Shakespeare
Bretzius, 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.

Personal Explorations of Teaching College English
Bishop, Wendy.  Teaching Lives: Essays and Stories.  Logan: Utah State UP, 1997.

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 Pedagogy
Culley, 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 Teachers
Angelo, 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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