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Pedagogy (2012) 12 (3): 425–447.
Published: 01 October 2012
... early modern lyric or dramatic text when it is situated in different contexts; it enhances the students’ ability to work independently and derive pleasure from the serendipity of the archive; and perhaps most important, it can actually help students develop a clearer and more effective practice of close...
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Pedagogy (2012) 12 (1): 121–138.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Erick Kelemen Textual criticism, often ignored or confined to graduate study, is academic writing based on close reading and therefore is ideal for undergraduate study because it teaches readers to be more careful and skeptical. Critical editing assignments require students to negotiate historical...
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Pedagogy (2013) 13 (3): 505–535.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Theresa Tinkle; Daphna Atias; Ruth M. McAdams; Cordelia Zukerman This article presents the authors’ innovative approach to the challenges of teaching students in a large lecture survey course to perform effective close readings, and sets forth a rigorous qualitative assessment of students’ learning...
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Pedagogy (2017) 17 (3): 423–448.
Published: 01 October 2017
... significantly more radical — to question the purpose and potential of prison education. In the process, the essay measures close reading, a textual practice that is also the hallmark of literary study, against the highest possible liberationist goals of the prison abolition movement. © 2017 by Duke University...
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Pedagogy (2018) 18 (1): 51–68.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Laura Schechter Examining multiple English translations of the same text can productively engage students in the process of close reading. By scrutinizing seemingly minor variations in psalm translations, students begin to develop focused interpretations based on textual evidence, and they...
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Pedagogy (2016) 16 (3): 563–567.
Published: 01 October 2016
... twenty-first century. Gulya proposes teaching Tristram Shandy and other self-referential texts within the context of writing studies. This approach helps our students recognize the close relationship between writing and cognition and, by so doing, brings their attention to writing as a process as well as...
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Pedagogy (2016) 16 (2): 323–332.
Published: 01 April 2016
... pose the pedagogical challenges common to teaching all long poems: asking students to read both closely and at length, to discern unifying tropes or themes across manifold details or narrative episodes, to engage in sufficient discussion commensurate with the long poem's complexity, and to discover the...
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Pedagogy (2017) 17 (1): 139–147.
Published: 01 January 2017
... students closely observed objects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and critiqued a museum tour before presenting on their objects on-site at the museum. As well as teaching students new skills, the project also encouraged them to use their own experiences as audience members in the classroom and the...
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Pedagogy (2009) 9 (3): 399–422.
Published: 01 October 2009
...Nancy L. Chick; Holly Hassel; Aeron Haynie This article documents a scholarship of teaching and learning project designed to help literature students cultivate the core disciplinary skill of reading for complexity. We offer a close reading of student responses from a collaboratively designed lesson...
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Pedagogy (2009) 9 (3): 471–474.
Published: 01 October 2009
...Adam Ellwanger; Paul G. Cook The publication of E. D. Hirsch's Cultural Literacy and Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind in 1987 represented an exceptional moment, an opportunity for disciplinary and institutional reflection about the role and function of English studies, rhetoric and...
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Pedagogy (2009) 9 (3): 475–486.
Published: 01 October 2009
...Adam Ellwanger Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind elicited a storm of critical discourse regarding the condition of higher education in the United States. This essay performs a retrospective evaluation of the rhetorical modes that animated that body of discourse, suggesting that the...
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Pedagogy (2010) 10 (2): 363–388.
Published: 01 April 2010
... because of the intricate scaffolding I create that requires close interaction outside of class with me, with one or two peer mentors, and with small groups of other students in the class, and that is actively supported by the library, which creates a special “Joyce room” whenever I offer my course. This...
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Pedagogy (2013) 13 (1): 9–41.
Published: 01 January 2013
... as a closed, linear, universal process prevents students from leaving the liminal space of the composition classroom. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Works Cited Anderson Charles M. MacCurdy Marian . 2000 . Writing and Healing: Toward an Informed Practice . Urbana, IL...
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Pedagogy (2013) 13 (1): 49–57.
Published: 01 January 2013
... pedagogical answer to the question of how to incorporate medieval rhetoric within courses on the history of rhetoric, by providing a close reading of three symmetrical cantos of Dante’s Commedia that are specifically concerned with the ethics of persuasive discourse. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012...
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Pedagogy (2013) 13 (1): 59–65.
Published: 01 January 2013
... that Dante revised or reinvented historical events. It is argued that Dante’s use of history can be a valuable tool to teach the skills of critical analysis and close reading. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Cluster on Multidisciplinary Approaches...
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Pedagogy (2013) 13 (1): 77–85.
Published: 01 January 2013
... identified. (1) Each class of sinners suffers its own peculiar complex of negative emotions. The article provides close analysis of one such local complex, the emotions that the pusillanimous suffer at the edge of Hell. (2) Sinners do not suffer remorse. The article discusses a paradoxical implication of...
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Pedagogy (2013) 13 (2): 337–355.
Published: 01 April 2013
...David Watt This article describes a single class devoted to an experiment in practical criticism. The experiment encourages students to recognize their own capacity as close readers when interpreting an unfamiliar fifteenth-century poem by Thomas Hoccleve. It also encourages students to reflect...
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Pedagogy (2014) 14 (3): 381–393.
Published: 01 October 2014
... higher education are an inexorable fact of involuntary market forces. In closing, the authors encourage readers to transform higher education through collective action. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Works Cited Benjamin Walter . 2003 . “ On the Concept of History .” In 1938-1940...
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Pedagogy (2014) 14 (3): 417–433.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Paul D. Reich; Emily Russell This article makes a case for the value of literary field studies as a way both to reframe familiar narratives about texts and to open up regions and sites to the analytic mode of close reading. The authors describe their experiences teaching a seminar and week-long...
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Pedagogy (2014) 14 (2): 289–315.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Alexandria Peary The outsider ethos established by Ken Macrorie, Peter Elbow, and Donald Murray in their early books is a driving force behind process pedagogy. Close textual analysis of these theorists can help writing instructors better understand the role of ethos in process pedagogy and in...