Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Read Some Scholes, I Mean It

Adding to Gary's list of fairly heavy holiday reading, I'll take the opportunity to re-iterate my recommendation of Robert Scholes work on the discipline of English, most notably Textual Power: Literary Theory and the Teaching of English and The Rise and Fall of English: Reconstructing English as a Discipline. These books have been around for a while, but the still set the table for understanding what "reading" (and thus, "literacy," if you must) means today, regardless of medium, and what the practical implications in the classroom (at the high school and university level) are.

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