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Rethinks commonplace assumptions about received pedagogical models, roles, and technology from the point of view of a major player in national cultural controversies, the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Acknowledgments Introductions Standard English at the University of Texas by Alan W. Friedman Political Correctness, Principled Contextualism, Pedagogical Conscience by Evan Carton Canonicity, Subalternity, and Literary Pedagogy Pedagogy and the Canon Controversy by Jacqueline Bacon A Multicultural Curriculum: Diversity or Divisiveness? by Helena Woodard Rereading Texas History: Cultural Impoverishment, Empowerment, and Pedagogy by Louis Mendoza "English" Literature, the Irish, and The Norton Anthology by Rachel Jennings The Thumb of Ekalavya: Postcolonial Studies and the "Third World" Scholar in a "First World" Academy by S. Shankar Reclaiming the Teaching Assistant: Dissent as a Pedagogical Tool by Jean Lee Cole and Jennifer Huth Reading, Writing, Teaching: Principles and Provocations Warranting a Postmodernist Literary Studies by Gordon A. Grant III Knowledge, Power, and the Melancholy of English Studies by Robert G. Twombly Collaborative Learning in the Postmodern Classroom by Jerome Bump Professionalism and the Problem of the "We" in Composition Studies by Nancy Peterson An Accidental Writing Teacher by Sara E. Kimball Having Students Write on Moral Topics: Legal, Religious, and Pedagogical Issues by James L. Kinneavy Bodies, Sexualities, and Computers in the Classroom Desire and Learning: The Perversity of Pedagogy by Kathleen Kane Learning and Desire: A Pedagogical Model by Edward Madden Gender and Trauma in the Classroom by Margot Backus "Type Normal Like the Rest of Us": Writing, Power, and Homophobia in the Networked Composition Classroom by Alison Regan Rethinking Pedagogical Authority in Response to Homophobia in the Networked Classroom by Susan Claire Warshauer Here, Queer, and Perversely Sincere: Lesbian Subjects in the English Department by Kim Emery Works Cited Index

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EVAN CARTON is Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of The Rhetoric of American Romance (1985), The Marble Faun: Hawthorne's Transformations (1992), and coauthor (with Gerald Graff) of Criticism Since 1940, published in volume 8 of The Cambridge History of American Literature (1995).

ALAN W. FRIEDMAN is Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Fictional Death and the Modernist Enterprise (1995), William Faulkner (1984), Multivalence (1978), and Lawrence Durrell and The Alexandria Quartet (1970).

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