Page 539 Reviews Falling into Theory: Conï¬icting Views on Reading Literature. 2d ed. Ed. David H. Richter. New York: Bedford/St. Martinâs, 2000. The Undergraduate Curriculum in Theory Suzy Anger Just how much theory literature students should get early in their undergraduate studies is a question that frequently surfaces in departmental discussions of curriculum. Should they become acquainted with literary texts and learn to read and write about them before they are introduced to the contemporary theoretical debates that absorb many of us in literature departments? Or is it more eï¬ective to introduce undergraduates to the critical controversies early so they can recognize the approaches they encounter in their classes and situate their own reading and writing in those debates? The latter view is the driving principle of David H. Richterâs anthology Falling into Theory. âStudents,â Richter argues, âneed as early as possible an exposure to the debates themselves to mark out their own positionsâ (ix). He regards his book as a âprimerâ that implements Gerald Graï¬âs belief that we should âteach the conï¬icts.â It aims to involve students in the issues of academic debate, to âget them engaged in our conversationâ (ix). This anthology is valuable in many
Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture – Duke University Press
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