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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
Grabo, Norman S. – ADE Bulletin, 1979
Literature, which deals with truth, should be the focus of the English department instead of writing, which is a trivial technology. (DD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, English Curriculum, Higher Education, Literary Criticism
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Kazemek, Francis E. – Adult Basic Education, 1995
Melville's "Bartleby" and "The Paradise of Bachelors and The Tartarus of Maidens" provide insights into workplace literacy on the following issues: existential nature of literacy, empowerment versus compliance, class and gender exploitation, and the use of literacy as a tool to label, control, and delimit people and their…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Fiction, Labor Relations
Urch, Kakie – 1995
The violence of any literacy acquisition in the contact zone between the powered, the disempowered, and the empowered is never clearcut. But, nevertheless, calls to theory literacy from the late 70s and early 80s have been answered with a rush. Michael Berube writes that "graduate school in English seems to have a very bad effect on people…
Descriptors: English Departments, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education