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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 1 Meyerhold’s students performing the étude “Shooting from the Bow” by A. A. Temeren (1926). Reproduced with permission from the owner, Gennadi Bogdanov Figure 1 Meyerhold’s students performing the étude “Shooting from the Bow” by A. A. Temeren (1926). Reproduced with permission from More
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 509–545.
Published: 01 September 2011
... educational ideology. By elucidating how the image of the “Indian” functions as a shifting signifier in these photos, this essay offers insight into how educational institutions for black, white, and native students taught them to acquire different subject positions in the process of adopting U.S. citizenship...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 355–377.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Andrew Donnelly Abstract This article contrasts the reading pedagogy inspired by the “talking book” and the reading pedagogy described by Frederick Douglass. The talking book offers literacy as a thing to be acquired that can be traded for freedom. “Literacy as a gift” inculcates in students a view...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 379–395.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of this pedagogy is to encourage active citizenry in engaging the material conditions of the current moment. This is especially valuable at nonelite institutions, such as mine, where students are not as aware of how knowledge is contingent and contested. Ultimately, this approach privileges metacognition...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 461–488.
Published: 01 September 2010
... performances of the NYAFS students offer insight into a set of overlapping cultural metaphors that structured black-white relations throughout the nineteenth century and beyond. The interaction between black students and white teachers anticipates the treatment that many early black abolitionists received from...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 781–790.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Sophia Leonard; Benjamin Reiss; Víctor Velázquez Antonio; Makenzie Renee Fitzgerald Abstract Colleges and universities that can withstand the fallout of the COVID-19 crisis will need to redouble their efforts to engage students in the kinds of intellectual and social experiences that cannot...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 305–329.
Published: 01 June 2017
... visionary, controversial, and challenging educational experiments in the history of twentieth-century American higher education. Teaching students who were historically excluded from higher education catalyzed a major shift in Rich’s work: a move away from teaching traditional literary history toward...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 61–91.
Published: 01 March 2013
... is how students of nineteenth-century American romanticism negotiate a surface reading practice that denies the very “depths” of subjectivity, interiority, and symbolic, transcendent correspondence that long have been thought to constitute Romantic meaning. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 243–269.
Published: 01 June 2010
.... These token stories revolve around dying child “saints,” of whom Stowe's character Eva is one iteration. Upon death, these ideal children leave a powerful emotional memory that can transform incorrigible children into eager students. As the example of Mary Martha Sherwood's The History of Little Henry and His...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 611–635.
Published: 01 September 2010
... source. Using datasets recently compiled by scholars with unusual access to student records, he demonstrates that underachievement is directly tied to underfunding. The antiegalitarian effects of the current American Funding Model cause the decline of U.S. educational attainment. But why do educational...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 67–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of inherited privilege, today they are understood as justly earned reward, and, I argue, it is both this similarity of the student population and this difference in that population's understanding of itself that makes the campus novel such a necessary form in contemporary American society. Christopher...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 783–810.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of program building followed the passage of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Benefits Act of 1966, which brought Vietnam vets into a changing workshop, where students still learned to write what they know but also, as pre–civil rights racial liberalism turned to post...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 485–511.
Published: 01 September 2020
...) and The Pit (1903) offer a case study of a naturalist Capitalocene aesthetics, one capable of capturing global capitalism’s destructive planetary agency. As a student at the University of California at Berkeley, Frank Norris was exposed to Joseph LeConte’s influential theory of the Psychozoic era, a proto...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 397–423.
Published: 01 June 2017
... preferred rationales for a literary education—cultural capital, advanced citizenship, critical thinking—close reading prepared students for training in a wide range of service professions that require not just reading and writing but creativity and analytical sophistication. The survival of formalist...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., and tracking how resources—including course content—circulate among teachers, students, and the institution as a whole. Faculty are evaluated less in terms of the quality of their instruction than in terms of the student credit hours (and thus dollars) that their classrooms yield. The goals of the class...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 709–737.
Published: 01 December 2015
... . Warren Kenneth W. 2011 . What Was African American Literature? Cambridge : Harvard Univ. Press . Washington Booker T. 1898 . Black-Belt Diamonds: Gems from the Speeches, Addresses, and Talks to Students . New York : Fortune and Scott . ———. (1901) 1995 . Up from Slavery...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 213–223.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the teacher above the student. Instead, Freire proposed putting students on the same plane as the teacher, inverting the dominant cultural script in which students were expected to be “docile listeners” rather than, as he wrote, “critical co-investigators in dialogue with the teacher” (81). In elaborating...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 225–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of showing students how these genres, forms, reading cultures, and modes are sites of endless renegotiation. References Brown Amanda Christy , and Schulten Katherine . 2012 . “ Fiction or Nonfiction? Considering the Common Core Emphasis on the Informational Text .” New York Times...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 255–278.
Published: 01 June 2017
... an alternative model of citation and circulation, one based on a feminist politics of consent and safety, rather than on legalistic notions of “fair use.” Teachers could explicitly instruct students to look for how both born-digital and digitized texts are produced and how this might shape the form...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 665–675.
Published: 01 December 2004
... love its brooding humor, its confrontations with morality, and its touches of whimsy (however bit- ter). I also enjoy showing students a text created partly by an author and partly by scholarly editors, a text with radically different settings, changes of characters, and an ending as tacked...