University of Toronto

Graduate Department of English

ENG9900: Professing Literature

Bibliography by Topic

1) On-Line Resources through the University of Toronto Library

2) MLA Series Publications

3) History of English Studies

4) General Pedagogy

5) General Pedagogy and Literature

6) Historical Materials; Historical Approaches

7) Teaching particular genres/thematic fields

8) Teaching national/regional/geographic literatures

9) Pedagogy and Cultural Diversity

10) Pedagogy and Gender

11) Theory in the Classroom

12) Reconfigurations of the Discipline

13) English and Cultural Studies

14) Inter- and Cross-Disciplinary Teaching of English

15) Teaching and Technology

1) On-Line Resources through the University of Toronto Library (top)

Chronicle of Higher Education

College English

College Literature

2) MLA Series Publications (top)

Approaches to Teaching

ADE Bulletin (Association of Departments of English)


History of English Studies (top)

Applebee, Arthur N. Tradition and Reform in the Teaching of English: A History. Urbana, Ill.: National Council of Teachers of English, 1974.

Baldick, Chris. The Social Mission of English Criticism. London: Oxford UP, 1983.

Court, Franklin E. "The Social and Historical Significance of the First English Literature Professor in England." PMLA 103 (1988): 796-807.

Eagleton, Terry. "The Rise of English." Literary Theory: An Introduction. Oxford, Blackwell, 1983.

Graff. Gerald. Professing Literature: An Institutional History. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1987.

Graff, Gerald and Michael Warner, eds. The Origins of Literary Studies in America: A Documentary Anthology. New York: Routledge, 1989.

Leavis, F.R. English Literature in Our Time and The University. London: Chatto and Windus, 1969.

Murray, Heather. Working in English: History, Institution, Resources. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1996.

Palmer, D.J. The Rise of English Studies. London; Oxford UP, 1965.

Rajan, Rajeswari Sunder. The Lie of the Land: English Literary Studies in India. Delhi; New York; Oxford UP, 1992.

Saunders, J.W. The Profession of English Letters. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1964.

Steele, Tom. The Emergence of Cultural Studies: 1945-65: Cultural Politics, Adult Education and the English Question. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1997.

Tilson, Alistair. "Who Now Reads Spalding?" English Studies in Canada 17. 4 (1991): 469-481.

Winterwowd, W. Ross. The English Department: A Personal and Institutional History. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1998.

General Pedagogy (top)

Barnes Louis B. C. Roland Christensen, and Abby J. Hansen. Teaching and the Case Method: Text, Cases, And Readings. Harvard Business School, 1994.

Brookfield, Stephen D. Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1995.

Christensen, C Roland, David A. Garvin and Ann Sweet. Education for Judgment: The Artistry of Discussion Leadership. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Business School, 1991.

Ericksen, Stanford. The Essence of Good Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1984.

Freire, Paolo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Tr. Myra B. Ramos. New York: Seabury, 1974.

Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of Freedom: Ethic, Democracy, and Civic Courage. Trans. Patrick Clark. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998.

Giroux, Henry A. "Education in Unsettling Times: Public Intellectuals and the Promise of Cultural Studies." Power/Knowledge/Pedagogy: The Meaning of Democratic Education in Unsettling Times. Dennis Carlson and Michael W. Apple, eds. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1998: 41-60.

Graff, Gerald "Advocacy in the Classroom--Or the Curriculum? A Response." In Advocacy in the Classroom: Problems and Possibilities. Ed. Patricia Meyer Spacks. New York: St. Mortin's Press, 1996. 425-31.

Kernan,Alvin B. In Plato's Cave. New Haven: Yale UP, 1999.

Lowman Joseph. Mastering the Techniques of Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1995.

McKeachie Wilbert J. Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers. Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath, 1994 [republished by Houghton Mifflin, 1999]

Palmer, Parker J. The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1998.

Ramsden Paul. Learning to Teach in Higher Education. New York: Routledge, 1992.

Sacks, Peter. Generation X Goes to College: An Eye-Opening Account of Teaching in Postmodern America. Chicago: Open Court, 1996.

Schoenfeld A. Clay and Robert Magnan. Mentor in a Manual: Climbing the Academic Ladder to Tenure. Madison, WI: Magna Publications, 1994.

Scott, Anne Firor. "Why I Teach by Discussion." The Academic's Handbook. Ed. A. Leigh DeNeef and Craufurd D. Goodwin. Durham: Duke UP, 1995: 187-191.

General Pedagogy and Literature (top)

Adams, Hazard. Antithetical Essays in Literary Criticism and Liberal Education. Tallahassee: Florida State University Press, 1989.

Armstrong, Isobel. "Textual Harassment: The Ideology of Close Reading, or How Close is Close?" Textual Practice 9(3) 1995: 401-420.

Belsey, Catherine. Critical Practice. London and New York: Methuen, 1980.

--. "A Space in the Syllabus?" Literature, Teaching, Politics 1 (1982): 58-65.

---. "Towards Cultural History." In A Postmodern Reader. Ed. Joseph Natoli and Linda Hutcheon. New York: SUNY P, 1993. 551-567.

Bizzell, Patricia. Academic Discourse and Critical Consciousness. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh, 1992.

Bleich, David. Subjective Criticism. Baltimore and London: John Hopkins University Press, 1978.

Bogdan, Deanne. Re-educating the Imagination. Toronto: Irwin, 1992.

Booth, Wayne. The Vocation of a Teacher: Rhetorical Occasions, 1967-1988. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1988.

Eble, Kenneth. The Aims of College Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1983.

---. The Craft of Teaching: A Guide to Mastering the Professor's Art. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1977, 1988.

Evans, Colin. "Power and Authority in Staff-Student Relations." Developing University English Teaching. Ed. Colin Evans. Lampeter: Edwin Mellen P, 1995. 69-89.

Fetterley, Judith. "Symposium: English 1999--Dreaming the Future of English." College English 6 (July 1999): 702-711.

Fish, Stanley. Is There a Text in This Class? The Authority of Interpretive Communities. Cambridge, Mass: 1980.

Frye, Northrop. The Educated Imagination. The Massey Lectures. Toronto: CBC Publications, 1963.

---. Literature: Uses of the Imagination. New York: Harcourt, 1972.

---. On Teaching Literature. New York: Harcourt, 1972.

Gilbert, Sandra. M. "Literary Literacy: or, The Cook, the Cop, the Nurse, the Computer Scientist, and Me." Profession 96. New York: MLA, 1996. 127-133.

Glasser, William, A.. Reclaiming Literature: A Teacher's Dilemma. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1994.

Johnson, Barbara, ed. The Pedagogical Imperative: Teaching as a Literary Genre. Special Issue of Yale French Studies 63 (1982).

Kappeler, Susanne and Norman Bryson. Teaching the Text. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983.

McCormick, Kathleen. The Culture of Reading and the Teaching of English. New York: St. Martin's, 1994.

---. "Translating Theory into Practice: Toward Developing Critically Literate Readings of Literary Texts." ADEBulletin 110 (Spring 1995): 35-39.

Melnik, Amelia and John Merritt, eds. Reading: Today and Tomorrow; Readings. London: U of London P for the Open University P, 1972.

Perkins, David. "Taking Stock After Thirty Years." Teaching Literature: What is Needed Now. Ed. James Engell and David Perkins. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1988. 111-117.

The Politics of Teaching Literature. Spec. double issue of College Literature 17. 2-3 (1990).

Purvis, Alan. "Telling Our Story about Teaching Literature." Profession 1997. New York: MLA, 1997. 133-141.

Rosenblatt, Louise M. Literature as Exploration. Fifth ed. New York: MLA, 1995.

Sessions, W. A. "Teaching Where Three Interstates Meet." Profession 93. New York: MLA 1993. 18-21.

Schwartz, Regina M. "Teaching a Sacred Text as Literature, Teaching Literature as a Sacred Text." Profession 1998. New York: MLA 1998. 186-198.

Showalter, Elaine. "The Risks of Good Teaching: How 1 Professor and 9 T.A.'s Plunged into Pedagogy." The Chronicle of Higher Education 45, 9 July, 1999: B4-B6.

The Teaching of Literature. Special Issue of PMLA, 112 (1997).

Tompkins Jane P. A Life in School: What the Teacher Learned. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1996.

Tompkins, Jane. "But Is It Any Good?: The Institutionalization of Literary Value." In Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction 1790-1860. New York: Oxford, 1985. 186-227.

Trowbridge, Hoyt. "Introductory Literature Courses." The College Teaching of English. Ed. John Gerber. New York: Appleton, 1964. 28-66.

Wallace, M. Elizabeth Sargent. "How Composition Scholarship Changed the Way I Ask for and Respond to Student Writing." Profession 94. New York: MLA 1994. 34-40.

Historical Materials; Historical Approaches (top)

Old English/ Medieval

Emmerson, Richard K. "Part One: Materials." Approaches to Teaching Medieval English Drama. Ed. Richard K. Emmerson. New York: MLA, 1990. 1-27.

Engen, John Van, ed. The Past and Future of Medieval Studies. Notre Dame: U of Notre Dame P, 1994.

Flanigan, C. Clifford. "Teaching the Medieval Latin 'Drama': Reflections Historical and Theoretical." Approaches to Teaching Medieval English Drama. Ed. Richard K. Emmerson. New York: MLA Publications, 1990. 50-56.

Frantzen, Allen J.. Desire for Origins: New Language, Old English, and Teaching the Tradition. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1990.

Patterson, Lee. Negotiating the Past: The Historical Understanding of Medieval Literature. Madison, WI: U of Wisconsin P, 1987.

Toswell, M. J. "Teaching Old English in the Next Millennium: Why? And How?" Profession 95. New York: MLA 1995. 79-84.

Townsend, David and Taylor, Andrew, eds. The Tongue of the Father. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1998.

Early Modern

Damrosch, Leo, ed. The Profession of Eighteenth-Century Literature: Reflections on an Institution. Madison, WI: U of Wisconsin P, 1992.

Fox, Christopher, ed. Teaching Eighteenth-Century Poetry. New York: AMS, 1990.

Hall, Kim F. "Beauty and the Beast of Whiteness: Teaching Race and Gender." Shakespeare Quarterly, 47 (1996): 466-475.

Hunt, Russell A. "Modes of Reading, and Modes of Reading Swift," in The Experience of Reading: Louise Rosenblatt and Reader-Response Theory. Ed. John Clifford. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton / Cook Heinemann, 1991. 105-126.

Marcus, Leah S. "Renaissance/Early Modern Studies." Ed. Stephen Greenblatt and Giles Gunn. Shakespeare Quarterly. Special Issue on Teaching Shakespeare with Women Writers, 47.4 (1996).

Matchinske, Megan. "Credible Consorts: What Happens When Shakespeare’s Sisters Enter the Syllabus." Shakespeare Quarterly 47: 4 (1996): 433-50.

Real, Hermann Josef. Teaching Satire: Dryden to Pope. Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, 1992.

Woods, Susanne and Margaret Hannay, eds. Options for Teaching Early Modern British Women Writers. Forthcoming.

Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Cuddy-Keane, Melba. "Opening Historical Doors to the Room: An Approach to Teaching." Re: Reading, Re: Writing, Re: Teaching Virginia Woolf. Ed. Eileen Barrett and Patricia Cramer. New York; Pace Univ. Press, 1995. 207-15.

Shimoni, Gideon, ed. _The Holocaust in University Teaching. New York: Pergamon P, 1991.

Teaching particular genres/thematic fields (top)

Brown, Russell. "'Suzanne' in the Classroom." CEA Critic 40 (1978): 18-23.

Foley, John Miles, ed. Teaching Oral Traditions. New York: The Modern Language Association, 1998.

Sadler, Glenn Edward, ed. Teaching Childrenís Literature: Issues, Pedagogy, Resources. Options for Teaching 11. New York: MLA, 1992.

Shapiro, James. "When Brevity Rules the Syllabus, Ulysses is lost." The Chronicle of Higher Education. 12 Feb. 1999

Teaching national/regional/geographic literatures (top)


Atwood, Margaret. Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature. Toronto: Anansi, 1972.

Flynn, Kevin. Canadian Literature in the Classroom. Special Issue of Essays on Canadian Writing. Forthcoming.

Lecker, Ross, ed.. Canadian Canons: Essays in Literary Value. Toronto; U of T Press, 1991.

Lecker, Robert. Making It Real: The Canonization of English-Canadian Literature. Concord, Ontario: Anansi, 1995.


Kazin, Alfred. "Carrying the Word Abroad." American Studies International 26 (April 1988): 62-6.

Lauter, Paul. "The Literatures of America: A Comparative Discipline." In Canons and Contexts. New York and Oxford: Oxford UP, 1991: 48-96.

---. Reconstructing American Literature: Courses, Syllabi, Issues. Old Westbury, N.Y.: 1983.

---. "Teaching Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers." In Lauter, Canons and Contexts.

Obeidat, Marwan M. "On Non-native Grounds: the Place of American Literature in the English Curriculum of Arab World Universities." American Studies International 24.1 (1996): 18-29.

Reising, Russell. The Unusable Past: Theory and the Study of American Literature. New York and London: 1986.

Stuart, Reginald. "Almost Americans: Continental Sharing With the United States, the Great Academic Changeover and the Quest for Canadian Paradigms of U.S. History." Canadian Review of American Studies 23: 4 (1993): 41-60.


Lindfors, Bernth. Long Drums and Canons: Teaching and Researching African Literatures. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World P, 1995.

Mphahlele, Es'kia. "Educating the Imagination." College English 55 (Feb. 1993): 179-86.

Pedagogy and Cultural Diversity (top)

Arthur, John and Amy Shapiro. Campus Wars: Multiculturalism and the Politics of Difference. Boulder: Westview Press, 1995. 57-68

Baker, Houston A., Jr. "Hybridity, the Rap Race, and Pedagogy for the 1990s." In A Postmodern Reader. Ed. Joseph Natoli and Linda Hutcheon. New York: SUNY P, 1993. 538-550.

Banta, Martha. "Always in Flux: Literary Forms, Cultural Norms, and Language Patterns: The Example of 'Yekl.'" Profession 96. New York: MLA, 1996. 121-126.

Castell, Suzanne de and Mary Bryson eds. Radical In<ter>ventions: Identity, Politics, and Difference/s in Educational Praxis. SUNY Series, Identities in the Classroom. Albany, N.Y.: SUNY, 1997.

Caughie, Pamela. Passing and Pedagogy: The Dynamics of Responsibility. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 1999.

Courts, Patrick L. Multicultural Literacies: Dialect, Discourse, and Diversity. New York: P. Lang, 1997.

hooks, bell. Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. New York: Routledge, 1994.

Kelly, Ursula Anne Margaret. Schooling Desire: Literacy, Cultural Politics, and Pedagogy. New York: Routledge, 1997

Leverenz, Carrie Shively. "Peer Response in the Multicultural Composition Classroom: Dissensus--A Dream (Deferred)." Journal of Advanced Composition 14: 1 (Winter 1994): 164-86.

Mayberry, Katherine J., ed. Teaching What You're Not: Identity Politics in Higher Education. New York: New York UP, 1996.

McLaren, Peter. Revolutionary Multiculturalism: Pedagogies of Dissent for the New Millennium. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1997.

Spacks, Patricia Meyer, ed. Advocacy in the Classroom: Problems and Possibilities. New York: St. Martin's, 1996.

Pedagogy and Gender (top)

Bunch, Charlotte and Sandra Pollack, eds. Learning Our Way: Essays in Feminist Education. New York: 1983.

Cocks, Joan. "Suspicious Pleasures: On Teaching Feminist Theory." Gendered Subjects: The Dynamics of Feminist Teaching. Ed. Margo Culley and Catherine Protugues. Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985. 171-182.

Culley, Margo and Catherine Portuges, eds. Gendered Subjects: The Dynamics of Feminist Teaching. London: Routledge, 1985.

Haggerty, George E. and Bonnie Zimmerman, eds. Professions of Desire: Lesbian and Gay Studies in Literature. New York: MLA, 1995

Hoffmann, Leonore and Deborah Rosenfelt, eds. Teaching Women's Literature from a Regional Perspective. New York: 1982.

Martindale, Kathleen, Susan Shea, and Lana Major. "Articulating the Difficulties in Teaching/Learning Feminist Cultural Theory." Radical Teacher 39:9-14.

Thompson, Ann and Helen Wilcox. Teaching Women: Feminism and English Studies. Manchester and New York: Manchester UP, 1989.

Theory in the Classroom (top)

Bernard-Donals, Michael. The Practice of Theory: Rhetoric, Knowledge, and Pedagogy in the Academy. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998.

Cahalan, James M. and David B. Downing, eds. Practising Theory in Introductory College Literature Courses. Urbana: National Council of Teachers of English, 1991.

Graff, Gerald. Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education. New York: Norton, 1992.

Nelson, Cary, ed. Theory in the Classroom. Urbana and Chicago: U of Illinois P, 1986.

Sadoff, Dianne F. and William E. Cain, eds. Teaching Contemporary Theory to Undergraduates. Options for Teaching 12. New York: MLA, 1994.

Scholes, Robert. Textual Power: Literary Theory and the Teaching of English. New Haven: Yale UP, 1985.

Tyson, Lois. Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc. 1999.

Reconfigurations of the Discipline (top)

Aronowitz, Stanley and Henry Giroux. Postmodern Education: Politics, Culture, and Social Criticism. Minneapolis: U of Minneapolis P, 1991.

Cioffi, Frank L. "Post Millennial Postmodernism: On the Professing of Literature in the Centrifugal Age." College Literature 26: 3 (Fall 1999): 82-95.

Greenblatt , Stephen and Giles Gunn, eds. Redrawing the Boundaries: The Transformation of English and American Literary Studies. New York: MLA, 1992.

Henning, Sylvie Debevec. "The Integration of Language, Literature, and Culture: Goals and Curricular Design." Profession 93. New York: MLA, 1993. 22-26.

Scholes, Robert. The Rise and Fall of English: Restructuring English as a Discipline. New Haven: Yale UP, 1998.

English and Cultural Studies (top)

Kumar, Amitava, ed. Class Issues: Pedagogy, Cultural Studies, and the Public Sphere. New York: New York UP, 1997.

Felski,Rita. "Those who disdain cultural studies don't know what they're talking about." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 45 (23 July, 1999): B6.

Rowe, John Carlos. "Culture" and the Problem of the Disciplines. Columbia UP, 1999.

Inter- and Cross-Disciplinary Teaching of English (top)

Barricelli, Jean-Pierre, Joseph Gibaldi and Estella Lauter, eds. Teaching Literature and Other Arts. Options for Teaching 10. New York: MLA, 1990.

Teaching and Technology (top)

Blumenstyk, Goldie. "Banking on its reputation, the Open University starts an operation in the U.S." The Chronicle of Higher Education 45 (23 July 1999): A36-.

Guernsey, Lisa. "With Web-skill--and now tenure--a professor promotes improved teaching." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 45 (26 Feb. 1999), A24-.

Joyce, Michael. Of Two Minds: Hypertext, Pedagogy, and Poetics. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1995.

Keating, Anne B. and Joseph Hargitai. The Wired Professor: A Guide to Incorporating the World Wide Web in College Instruction. New York: NYU P, 1999.

Landow, George. "Hypertext, Metatext, and the Electronic Canon." Literacy Online: The Promise (and Peril) of Reading and Writing with Computers. Ed. Myron C. Tuman. Pittsburg: U of Pittsburgh P, 1992. 67-94.

Lanham, Richards. A. The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1993.

Mandell, Laura. "Virtual Encounters: Using an Electronic Mailing List in a Literature Classroom." Profession 1997. New York: MLA, 1997. 126-132.

Miall, David S. "The Hypertextual Moment." ESC 24: 2 (1998): 157-74.