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The Teaching Archive: A New History for Literary Study

Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan


The Teaching Archive shows us a series of major literary thinkers in a place we seldom remember them inhabiting: the classroom. Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan open up “the teaching archive”—the syllabuses, course descriptions, lecture notes, and class assignments—of critics and scholars including T. S. Eliot, Caroline Spurgeon, I. A. Richards, Edith Rickert, J. Saunders Redding, Edmund Wilson, Cleanth Brooks, Josephine Miles, and Simon J. Ortiz. This new history of English rewrites what we know about the discipline by showing how students helped write foundational works of literary c ... More

Keywords: literature, literary studies, higher education, teaching, college, canons, literary criticism, disciplinary history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226735948
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226736273.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachel Sagner Buurma, author
Swarthmore College

Laura Heffernan, author
University of North Florida