Literary Learning

Literary Learning

Teaching the English Major
Linkon, Sherry Lee
Distribution: World
Publication date: 10/06/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-22356-2
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Literary Learning explores the nature of literary knowledge and offers guidance for effective teaching of literature at the college level. What do English majors need to learn? How can we help them develop the skills and knowledge they need? By identifying the habits of mind that literary scholars use in their own research and writing, Sherry Lee Linkon articulates the strategic knowledge that lies at the heart of the discipline, offering important insights and models for beginning and experienced teachers.

Author Bio

Sherry Lee Linkon is Professor of English and American Studies and Co-director of the Center for Working-Class Studies at Youngstown State University. Her books include Teaching Working Class; Steeltown USA: Work and Memory in Youngstown (with John Russo); and New Working-Class Studies (edited with John Russo).


Provides a model for thoughtful, reflexive, and well-designed teaching in any field, at any level, and at any institution.

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Table of Contents

One: The Literary Mind
Two: Making Literary Thinking Visible
Three: Course Design for Literary Learning
Four: Analyzing Students’ Learning

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