Ideological transparency is an issue in core literature classes, particularly where teachers understand literature as social critique. This article argues that the critical and prosocial growth we hope students will achieve in a semester with us requires a longer and more incremental process, one in which literature courses have a limited but potentially meaningful role.
Thinking Critically, Thinking Again in Core Literature
Miriam Marty Clark is associate professor of English at Auburn University, where she teaches and writes about modern and contemporary American literature. She is currently at work on a book about American poetry at the turn of the twenty-first century and another about teaching college literature.
Miriam Marty Clark; Thinking Critically, Thinking Again in Core Literature. Pedagogy 1 January 2020; 20 (1): 149–155. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-7879155
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