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ERIC Number: EJ1008819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Using Your Profanisaurus: Comparisons, Analogies and Cultural Capital in Two English Literature Seminars
Bruce, Susan
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v12 n1 p53-69 Feb 2013
"Using your profanisaurus" derives from a project, "The Production of University English", whose earliest findings were published in "Arts and Humanities in Higher Education" in 2005. By analysing "ordinary" discussions in "ordinary" English Literature classes in diverse universities, the project seeks to uncover what really happens when English is taught and learned in British Higher Education. This article examines two instances where students compare the text they are studying with another artifact, in order to raise questions about canonicity, culture, and the act of comparison itself. The project also aims to show how analytical methods generated from the discipline of English may be employed to elucidate other texts, including the "text of the classroom". Consequently, the article begins with a discussion of three artifacts whose form presupposes a comparative reading. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom