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Vanhoutte, Kristof K. P. – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2014
The present article investigates the rhythm of study as described by Giorgio Agamben in "The idea of study", present in Idea of prose. In this short treatise, Agamben presents Melville's scrivener Bartleby as the exemplary embodiment of study. Bartleby's paradigmatic status, according to Agamben's interpretation, does,…
Descriptors: Study, Educational Theories, Higher Education, Models
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Palmerino, Gregory – College English, 2011
Drawing on the case of a student of his who, like Herman Melville's Bartleby, simply preferred not to write, the author argues that current celebration of technology encourages passive resistance. He emphasizes that authentic, productive classroom experiences derive from in-person interactions that directly connect in relevant ways to students'…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Role, College Students, Student Attitudes
Thorne, Ashley; Turscak, Marilee; Wood, Peter – National Association of Scholars, 2014
Assigning a summer reading to entering freshmen is a growing trend at hundreds of American colleges and universities. Colleges typically pick one book and ask students to read it outside their courses. Many invite the author to help kick off the year by speaking on campus at convocation. Most colleges see the key purpose of a common reading…
Descriptors: Books, College Freshmen, Reading Programs, College Programs