1st Edition

Dialogue and Difference

By Peter Brooker, Peter Humm Copyright 1990

    First Published in 2002. Modes and categories inherited from the past no longer seem to fit the reality experienced by a new generation. ‘New Accents’ is intended as a positive response to the initiative offered by such a situation. Each volume in the series will seek to encourage rather than resist the process of change, to stretch rather than reinforce the boundaries that currently define literature and its academic study. This selection of essays is an attempt to open up some of the as yet unsurveyed territory of English Studies and to introduce a new, more positive tone and greater range of voices to discussions of the future of the subject.

    Introduction: Looking back and beyond; Part 1 The Condition of English; Chapter 1 Beyond our Ken: English, Englishness, and the National Curriculum, JamesDonald; Chapter 2 Two cheers for liberal education, AlisonLight; Chapter 3 But is it English …? The National Curriculum and progressive English teaching, SabrinaBroadbent, RosMoger; Chapter 4 Future imperfect? English and the new vocationalism, Jenny and PhilRice; Part 2 Theories, Pedagogies, Initiatives; Chapter 5 Refunctioning theory:‘at most pedagogics’, PeterBrooker; Chapter 6 Never mind English: this is Theory in the Secondary School, PaulMoran, NickPeim; Chapter 7 Teaching difference/teaching differently, PeterHumm; Chapter 8 Notes in the margin: teaching women's writing, JanMontefiore; Chapter 9 ‘There's no such thing as “only literature”‘: English teaching in an anti-racist and multicultural context, LizGerschel, SusheilaNasta; Chapter 10 Dreaming the local: teaching popular cultural forms, RogerBromley; Part 3 Case Studies; Chapter 11 ‘I see the murderer is a skilful door opener’: investigating autobiography and detective stories with 11 to 18 year olds, SteveBennison, JimPorteous; Chapter 12 Changing literature at A level, MargaretPeacock, ElaineScarratt; Chapter 13 Teaching creative writing, ZoëFairbairns; Chapter 14 Another park bench: autobiography, knowledge, and popular education, DeniseHayes, PeterHumm, LesleyMassey, DouglasNorsworthy, PennyPrice, NikkiSlater, PaulStigant; Chapter 15 Taking it seriously: teaching popular culture, MargaretBeetham, AlfLouvre, BrianMaidment;


    Peter Brooker