ERIC Number: EJ783634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Street Fiction: What Is It and What Does It Mean for English Teachers?
Hill, Marc Lamont; Perez, Biany; Irby, Decoteau J.
English Journal, v97 n3 p76-81 Jan 2008
Street fiction is a popular new genre of novels that focus on contemporary urban life. Marc Lamont Hill, Biany Perez, and Decoteau J. Irby introduce this genre, describing what it is, who writes it, and who reads it. They also offer critiques of the genre and strategies for linking street fiction to the English classroom. (Contains 1 note.)
Descriptors: Urban Culture, Novels, English Instruction, Literary Genres, Popular Culture, Literary Styles, Literary Criticism, Media Adaptation, Bibliometrics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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