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ERIC Number: EJ828749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec-19
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Remember the Reader: A Manifesto
Felski, Rita
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n17 pB7 Dec 2008
Literary studies is in the doldrums. Wave after wave of revisionism has washed over literature departments in the last few decades, bringing a miscellany of new methods and critical tools, from cultural materialism to critical race theory, deconstruction to disability studies, the new historicism to the new formalism. Yet, even as people's ways of reading have become more searching and sophisticated, the stories they tell themselves and others about what they do and why they do it have grown hesitant and faint-hearted. The author discusses how one can develop rationales for reading and talking about books without lapsing into what she terms "the canon worship of the past."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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