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Teaching Contemporary Theory to Undergraduates

Teaching Contemporary Theory to Undergraduates shows readers how theory can, in the words of William E. Cain, enable teachers and students "to illuminate anew the structure of texts, to write literary and cultural history with greater richness and depth, and to understand social and institutional relations more intricately."

In twenty-one refreshingly readable essays, contributors discuss their techniques for introducing theory to students in classes on a range of levels. They describe how they overcame initial apprehensions about teaching theory to undergraduates and enumerate the ways that theory enriched both their and their students' experiences. The theoretical methodologies covered include feminism, poststructuralism, deconstruction, African American criticism, new historicism, cultural studies, and film theory.

Intended for teachers who already use theory in their courses as well as for those who are teaching theory for the first time, the volume offers history, analysis, and practical advice.

Reviews

"Theory accomplishes something that is both relatively straightforward and supremely important. It enables critics, teachers, and students to illuminate anew the structure of texts, to write literary and cultural history with greater richness and depth, and to understand social and institutional relations more intricately." —William E. Cain, Teaching Contemporary Theory to Undergraduates



"Theory accomplishes something that is both relatively straightforward and supremely important. It enables critics, teachers, and students to illuminate anew the structure of texts, to write literary and cultural history with greater richness and depth, and to understand social and institutional relations more intricately." —William E. Cain, Teaching Contemporary Theory to Undergraduates



"The book's greatest strength is in its no-nonsense, this-is-how-I-do-it-in-my-class approach, as told by academics at an impressively broad range of schools: from Kenyon, Wheaton, and St. Mary's College, to the Universities of Michigan, Texas, and Southern Maine. Remarkably free of impenetrable jargon, the essays describe both the ups and downs, the successes and the failures, of many different curricular innovations and pedagogical practices." —James Deutsch, George Washington University

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