This study compares two different groups of readers—college English majors and a community reading group—in how they engage food-centric stories by Anzia Yezierska and Lara Vapnyar. The groups' polemical responses etch a rhetorical space between the worlds inside and outside the classroom for authentically transacting with literature.
“Tell Me What You [Read], and I’ll Tell You Who You Are”: Texts about Food and the Readers Who Devour Them
Jeraldine R. Kraver is professor of English and director of the English Education Program at the University of Northern Colorado. She has published variously on American literature (South Atlantic Review, Southern Literary Journal), teacher education (Currents in Teaching and Learning, English Journal), pedagogy (Teaching American Literature), teaching with graphic novels (SANE), and Holocaust education (PRISM).
Jeraldine R. Kraver; “Tell Me What You [Read], and I’ll Tell You Who You Are”: Texts about Food and the Readers Who Devour Them. Pedagogy 1 October 2018; 18 (3): 391–414. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-6936833
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