Teaching the New English
A Book Series published by Palgrave Macmillan and edited by the English Subject Centre.
The English Subject Centre, in conjunction with Palgrave Macmillan, is publishing an innovative series devoted to the teaching of the English curriculum at degree level. This series addresses the different ways in which the subject now manifests itself in the university classroom, each volume taking as its title a single curriculum area and addressing developments within it. See below for the special offer details!
In July 2011 the series consists of fourteen volumes (in alphabetical order by editor):
- Teaching Chaucer by Gail Ashton and Louise Sylvester. Order here
- Teaching Theory by Richard Bradford Order here
- Teaching Children's Fiction by Charles Butler. Order here
- Teaching the Short Story by Ailsa Cox Order here
- Teaching Holocaust Literature and Film by Robert Eaglestone and Barry Langford Order here
- Teaching, Technology, Textuality: approaches to new media by Michael Hanrahan and Deborah Madsen. Order here
- Teaching Romanticism by David Higgins and Sharon Ruston. Order here
- Teaching Shakespeare and Early Modern Dramatists by Andrew Hiscock and Lisa Hopkins. Order here
- Teaching Stylistics by Lesley Jeffries and Dan McIntyre Order here
- Teaching Nineteenth Century Fiction by Andrew Maunder and Jennifer Phegley. Order here
- Teaching Modernist Poetry by Peter Middleton and Nicky Marsh. Order here
- Teaching Science Fiction by Andy Sawyer and Peter Wright Order here
- Teaching the Gothic by Andrew Smith and Anna Powell. Order here
- Teaching African Amercian Women's Writing by Gina Wisker. Order here
Ben Knights has also edited a volume related to the series and published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2007 entitled Masculinities in Text and Teaching.
The nine titles in the Teaching the New English series are available at the special discounted price of £13.99 each & postage and packing (RRP £18.99). To receive the discount, order:
1. Online - Enter the reference code WTEACH10a into the promo box on the checkout page when ordering
2. By Email - Quote the reference code WTEACH10a when you order this title by email from firstname.lastname@example.org
3. By phone - Quote the reference code WTEACH10a when you call to order, Palgrave Macmillan Orders (+44) (0) 1256 302866.
*(To be used for individual purchases only. Offer applies to UK residents only)
Proposing a Volume
If you would like further information about the series, or would like to propose a volume, please contact Ben Knights. You may find it helpful to read the guidance notes 'Writing Pedagogically' - guidance notes for editors and authors of 'Teaching the New English’ volumes.
More about the series
Over two decades and more, the English curriculum has been a dynamic field of revisionary activity. Impelled originally by theory, and subsequently by such powerful influences as recovery research, interdisciplinarity, feminism, post-colonialism, and new pedagogies, the English curriculum is now a rich matrix of multiple intellectual traditions and cultural interests. ‘Teaching the New English’ is simultaneously concerned with addressing exciting new areas that have developed in the curriculum in recent years and those more traditional areas that have reformed in new contexts. It is grounded in an intellectual or theoretical concept of the curriculum, yet is largely concerned with the practicalities of the curriculum’s manifestation in the classroom.
Each volume of the series draws together scholars working in different institutions and contexts, and to this end has an editor and from about eight to a dozen contributors. Each volume of about 70,000 word addresses a single area of the curriculum. Some examples of coverage are given below.
“Teaching New English is a welcome and timely contribution to the changing canon, curriculum, and classroom practice of English in higher education. Imaginatively conceived and professionally edited, the series will be required reading for instructors in English studies worldwide.”
Professor Elaine Showalter, Princeton
- Scholarship history
- Connections between research & teaching
- Student responses
- Critical approaches and theory
- Pedagogies and techniques
- Case studies of practice
- Postgraduate contexts
- International contexts
- Intellectual and academic rationale
- Issues of syllabus design and resources
- Cultural dimensions