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Pedagogy (2022) 22 (3): 349–371.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Jaclyn Carter; Michael Tavel Clarke; Faye Halpern; Derritt Mason; Jessica Nicol; Morgan Vanek Abstract The activity of close reading lies at the heart of literary studies, a “signature pedagogy” that distinguishes English from other disciplines. Despite its centrality to the discipline, however...
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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...
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Pedagogy (2012) 12 (3): 425–447.
Published: 01 October 2012
... reading in the twenty-first century. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Works Cited Bialostosky Don . 2006 . “ Should College English Be Close Reading? ” College English 69.2 : 111 – 12 . Cloud Random . 1994 . “ Fiat Flux .” In Crisis in Editing; Texts of the English...
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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 (2019) 19 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2019
... skills, and explore the structures of contextual frameworks necessary for close readings while modeling vital research practices. Works Cited Alexievich Svetlana . 2006 . Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster . New York : Picador . BBC . 2017 . “ Puerto Rico...
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Pedagogy (2021) 21 (3): 549–558.
Published: 01 October 2021
... at the expense of individual moral integrity. Thus a close reading of the film's narrative structure and conventions, as well as a critical engagement with the historical context of its production and reception, can be pedagogically fruitful ways of understanding and critiquing the processes through which...
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Pedagogy (2013) 13 (1): 49–57.
Published: 01 January 2013
... a 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 Works Cited Alighieri Dante . 1980 . Inferno , trans. Mandelbaum Allen...
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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 (1): 161–176.
Published: 01 January 2014
... statements about the Post ’s differing coverage of the three governors’ scandals. This examination through close reading of the Post ’s rhetorical strategies in covering parallel sex scandals inspired thoughtful discourse among my composition students, including an increased appreciation of and interest...
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Pedagogy (2015) 15 (3): 519–526.
Published: 01 October 2015
... mutually reinforce one another when taught together since they both prioritize critical thinking, close reading, and careful argumentation. This article offers a number of specific examples of in-class activities, writing assignments, and possible texts for a class that merges disability studies...
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Pedagogy (2022) 22 (2): 229–252.
Published: 01 April 2022
.... The article traces its genesis, outlines the pedagogies that informed it, and closely reads one image from the erasure poem as a touchstone for reflecting on the lessons learned from the project. It also addresses the absence of critical discussions of failure in the discourse of the public humanities...
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Pedagogy (2010) 10 (2): 363–388.
Published: 01 April 2010
..., and scrutinizing Ulysses through a combination of close reading and introducing ideas developed from research done prior to the class. 368  pedagogy McCormick and Shofner    Teaching Ulysses in a Small College  369...
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Pedagogy (2016) 16 (2): 323–332.
Published: 01 April 2016
... to 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...
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Pedagogy (2015) 15 (2): 233–251.
Published: 01 April 2015
... with no friends a form of social interaction that he experiences bodily as another kind of “high.” This paral- lel is made for us in a scene designed to trip alarms, and which I often assign as a closereading exercise. Following immediately upon a reference to Blu’s receiving fellatio comes this passage...
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Pedagogy (2016) 16 (1): 125–136.
Published: 01 January 2016
.../ . Eligon John Cooper Michael . 2013 . “Blasts at Boston Marathon Kill Three and Injure One Hundred.” New York Times , 15 April , www.nytimes.com/2013/04/16/us/explosions-reported-at-site-of-boston-marathon.html . Hayles N. Katherine . 2010 . “How We Read: Close, Hyper, Machine...
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Pedagogy (2016) 16 (2): 229–250.
Published: 01 April 2016
... November . Diaz Joanne . 2012 . “The Digital Archive as a Tool for Close Reading in the Undergraduate Literature Course.” Pedagogy 12 , no. 3 : 425 – 47 . Dillon Sam . 2005 . “Literacy Falls for Graduates from College, Testing Finds.” New York Times , 16 December...