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ERIC Number: ED441235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Exploring the Metropolis.
Peel, Robin
The work of English specialists is taking place in a changing context, exemplified in a fusion of elements from new technology, personal growth, and critical theory. Rather than replacing the old with the new, English specialists are incorporating the best of the past with the most interesting and productive pedagogical implications of the present. Information technology has paved the way for the transformation of English into a dynamic subject in the twenty-first century. Because the new technologies confirm and institutionalize so many critical theory principles, post-structuralist theory can at last play its promised transformative and empowering role. In the constant change of this evolving technocultural world, what intellectual reference points can instructors offer students? Instructors must encourage students to be alert to the forces which position them and which have positioned readers and readings throughout history. If the instructor's role is encouraging students to read culture and add to that culture through their own text-making, then a model is created that allows for both canonical and non-canonical subject matter. (EF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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