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Pedagogy (2019) 19 (3): 543–550.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Douglas Dowland This article traces the history of the word anxiety and explores its use as a way to describe the act of literary interpretation. Returning to Stanley Fish’s idea of the interpretive community, the article argues that pedagogy often reinforces anxiety as an individual, isolating...
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Pedagogy (2019) 19 (3): 537–542.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Katie Dyson Reading is a key source of anxiety in the college literature classroom. While recent debates about critical reading have reimagined the work of the literature scholar, they have not engaged the work of the literature teacher. This article explores the pedagogical limits of critique...
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Pedagogy (2019) 19 (3): 509–512.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Shawna Ross; Douglas Dowland This introductory article argues that contemporary academic teaching contexts are filled with anxiety. Students enter the classroom with a host of uncertainties, while teachers often suffer the burden of personal and professional anxieties of their own. Although many...
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Pedagogy (2019) 19 (3): 525–529.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Lee Skallerup Bessette This article examines the intersection between the feelings of anxiety and love. The author looks at how the affective labor she performs professionally has shifted as she has moved from a contingent faculty role to a faculty development role. This shift, while necessary...
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Pedagogy (2019) 19 (3): 519–524.
Published: 01 October 2019
... instruction as a case study, the author offers ways to center emotional work, especially work involving frustration and anxiety, in the classroom. Asking students to develop failed prototypes and reflect on the process, for example, can provide them with a better sense of what it might mean to succeed. Giving...
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Pedagogy (2012) 12 (2): 353–366.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Octavia Davis Upon entering college composition courses, students often report a dislike for writing. Because researchers report that writing anxiety may be linked to high-stakes writing exams, a study of graduates of New York high schools was conducted to investigate whether the state's Regents...
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Pedagogy (2015) 15 (1): 173–182.
Published: 01 January 2015
... to write. Only after establishing the primacy of the students’ mental and physical state, essentially freeing students from the anxiety broadly associated with writing, may writing instructors begin the debate over compositional praxis. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 somaesthetics Richard...
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Pedagogy (2019) 19 (3): 513–517.
Published: 01 October 2019
... geosphere and is responsible for a number of anxiety-producing effects beyond the rise of global temperatures. As erratic weather patterns and extreme weather events have increased, climatologists have been perfecting new methods of single-event attribution capable of linking particular adverse weather...
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Pedagogy (2012) 12 (3): 544–549.
Published: 01 October 2012
... themes built on varied degrees of explicitly ideological content, Sponenberg concludes that a less politicized theme allows students more room to explore controversial subjects on their own terms because they feel less anxiety about “saying the wrong thing” than they experienced when responding to overt...
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Pedagogy (2020) 20 (1): 87–100.
Published: 01 January 2020
... the globe, media reports have placed heavy focus on economic anxiety, not cultural anxiety, as the cause. Recent data suggest, however, that it is not only economic loss but also fear of cultural change that has precipitated the increasing sentiment of white group threat and nationalism across the United...
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Pedagogy (2007) 7 (1): 61–79.
Published: 01 January 2007
..., all our thought amounts to little more than a flight from an anxiety that has already tried us and found us wanting. In terms of this philosophic reorientation, Booth’s focus on the social-rhetorical process and the identities it creates can thus be seen as an attempt to protect us from...
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Pedagogy (2015) 15 (3): 507–517.
Published: 01 October 2015
... at summer camp, a place that stirred anxiety for him. The ocean being on fire represented to him that things were going amuck as usual and that we had to alert others to the potential dangers around us. It was a reality and a clear extension of his experiences in life thus far. In the moment, I...
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Pedagogy (2023) 23 (3): 509–518.
Published: 01 October 2023
... approaches that expand beyond our subject matter and into questions of how we treat others, both human and nonhuman. They also turn our attention to the affects circulating in the classroom all the time. These subterranean affects range from pleasure in reading a favorite line of text aloud to anxiety...
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Pedagogy (2021) 21 (3): 403–426.
Published: 01 October 2021
... leaves them relentlessly apprehensive about how their GPAs will affect their capacity to obtain (and maintain) jobs that provide financial security and enable them (someday) to pay off their debts. Living amid the neoliberal anxiety agenda, “students often struggle to imagine their educational experience...
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Pedagogy (2004) 4 (1): 141–150.
Published: 01 January 2004
... of what I consider the book s greatest hits, the points most important to get out to a wider teaching public; I also hope to fill in some of the book s omissions and lacunae in relating the- ory to practice. Showalter opens with a chapter on seven types of anxiety that teachers face: lack of training...
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Pedagogy (2004) 4 (1): 150–154.
Published: 01 January 2004
... of what I consider the book s greatest hits, the points most important to get out to a wider teaching public; I also hope to fill in some of the book s omissions and lacunae in relating the- ory to practice. Showalter opens with a chapter on seven types of anxiety that teachers face: lack of training...
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Pedagogy (2004) 4 (1): 155–162.
Published: 01 January 2004
... of what I consider the book s greatest hits, the points most important to get out to a wider teaching public; I also hope to fill in some of the book s omissions and lacunae in relating the- ory to practice. Showalter opens with a chapter on seven types of anxiety that teachers face: lack of training...
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Pedagogy (2024) 24 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2024
... in issue 19 of Pedagogy titled “Anxious Pedagogies” (edited by Shawna Ross and Dowland), that university literature courses tend to lift anxiety as the dominating affect that drives the search for meaning, since attempts to dwell in “instability,” so frequent in literary interpretations in general, can...
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Pedagogy (2013) 13 (1): 77–85.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., namely, intense stimuli by flies and wasps (65 – 66), and (2) the headlong, indeterminate, pointless banner they pursue (52 – 54). Following Hume’s insight, we may say that the anxiety is blind because its cause and object differ. In Dante’s image, the insects are a metaphor of blind anxiety’s...
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Pedagogy (2012) 12 (1): 187–191.
Published: 01 January 2012
... for generating these big questions: find an expert to talk to about the content, find a confidant to talk to about feelings of anxiety (preferably not a superior who may be imbricated in one’s promotion or evaluation), and read the course materials before the course begins. She recommends two readings...