The “Influence” model of introductory literature class focuses on a single central text, the works that influenced its composition, and works that developed from it, encouraging students to make connections among texts. Such a course model repositions power in the classroom by offering students the opportunity to participate in list creation.
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Gillian Steinberg; Literature and Influence: A New Model for Introductory Literature Courses. Pedagogy 1 October 2013; 13 (3): 469–486. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-2266423
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