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Storying the World
The Contributions of Carl Leggo on Language and Poetry

ISBN 9780367111489
Published March 5, 2019 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Bringing together Carl Leggo’s most significant contributions over the past 30 years, this book celebrates his work in curriculum studies, English language arts, literacy and life writing, poetry, and arts education. Organized around three thematic sections—Loving Language, Narrating Ruminations, and Storying the World—the volume highlights his efforts across interrelated fields of inquiry, including narrative and poetic inquiry, contemplative inquiry, and social fiction. The text extends the discussion and conversation of curriculum studies and is greatly enhanced with a selection of original poetry by this incomparable poet, scholar, and teacher. Carl Leggo is renowned not only for his ground-breaking work at the University of British Colombia, but also for his tremendous influence on graduate education across the English-speaking world. This volume honours that immense contribution in today’s time of academic change and development.

Table of Contents


 Loving Language

The Many-Splendored "Words in Love" in Carl Leggo’s Curricular Worlds

by Erika Hasebe-Ludt

  1. Loving Language: Poetry, Curriculum, & Ted T. Aoki
  2. Carl Leggo

  3. The Faces of Love: The Curriculum of Loss
  4. Carl Leggo

  5. A Poem Can: Poetic Encounters
  6. Carl Leggo

  7. Challenging Hierarchy: Narrative Ruminations on Leadership in Education
  8. Carl Leggo

  9. Living Love: Confessions of a Fearful Teacher
  10. Carl Leggo

  11. Lifewriting: A Poet’s Cautionary Tale
  12. Carl Leggo


    Narrating Ruminations

    Storying my Ruminations by Rita L. Irwin

  13. Narrative Inquiry: Attending to the Art of Discourse
  14. Carl Leggo

  15. Learning by Heart: A Poetics of Research
  16. Carl Leggo

  17. The Heart of Pedagogy: On Poetic Knowing and Living
  18. Carl Leggo

  19. The Curriculum of Joy: Six Poetic Ruminations
  20. Carl Leggo

  21. Light and Shadow: Four Reasons for Writing (and Not Writing) Autobiographically
  22. Carl Leggo

  23. The Poet’s Corpus: Nine Speculations
  24. Carl Leggo

    Storying the World

    Lined Lives in a Box of Keepsakes by Anita Sinner

  25. The Curriculum of Becoming Human: A Rumination
  26. Carl Leggo

  27. Research as Poetic Rumination: Twenty-six Ways of Listening to Light
  28. Carl Leggo

  29. Writing the Unwritten Sentence: Living Poetically with Teachers and Students
  30. Carl Leggo

  31. The Story Always Ends with etc.: Autobiography and Poetry
  32. Carl Leggo

  33. Storing the Word/Storying the World

             Carl Leggo


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Rita L. Irwin is Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of Art Education in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at The University of British Columbia, Canada.

Erika Hasebe-Ludt is Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge, Canada.

Anita Sinner is Associate Professor of Art Education in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Canada.