Not long ago, prominent figures in English studies found scholarship on teaching literature underwhelming—especially compared to scholarship on teaching writing. This essay's analysis of citations in recent articles documents that scholarship on teaching literature has since developed into a genuine scholarly conversation. However, considerable room for further development remains.
The State of Scholarship on Teaching Literature
Paul T. Corrigan teaches literature and writing at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. In addition to work in literary studies, he has published essays on teaching in such venues as Pedagogy, Reader, College Teaching, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Chronicle of Higher Education, and TheAtlantic.com. He writes and edits an academic blog, Teaching & Learning in Higher Ed. He lives in the Peace River Watershed, where he walks to work. More information on his work can be found on his website: paultcorrigan.com.