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Miller, Michelle – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
In "Fun Home," Alison Bechdel recounts a version of her family's history through moments of meaningful textual exchange. This paper takes up one such moment, when Alison's father Bruce offers his daughter a queer text, which she uses both to understand her own sexuality and to broach the the queer connection she has just learned they…
Descriptors: Books, Sharing Behavior, Cartoons, Autobiographies
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Lewkowich, David; Pasieka, Jillian – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
When it comes to education, the dream cannot be controlled by the strictures of language or the conscious mind, and in its insistently disobedient character, is unwilling to submit to the demands of a deliberate and conscious curriculum. Indeed, we might say that what dreams represent is the absence of education itself, and a mobile energy…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Reading Writing Relationship, Cognitive Processes, Transformative Learning
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Miller, Karl – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
In this reflective piece, Karl Miller looks down the lens at an ancient world, once his own. He does so with the help of a memoir, "Rebecca's Vest," which he published much later, in the mid-1990s: a mid-term report in which he describes how he became a reader and about what he read. With the end of the term approaching, he offers a…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Literature, Authors, Reading
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Dixon, John – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
The first part of this account of struggles over literacy begins with the later middle ages and follows issues in the construction of a literacy addressed to the lower orders through to the seventeenth century. After the suppression of the Lollard Bible had left the English peasantry without that spur to literacy, the sixteenth-century formation…
Descriptors: Literacy, Educational History, Disadvantaged, Politics of Education