Venetria Patton

Testimonials


"Each of the essays engages vitally with an aspect of teaching American literature...Bringing the essays together in this volume has the effect of showing a common set of concerns...making this volume a stunning display of contemporary scholars grappling with a single issue: how to present American literature as a unified field of knowledge."

—Joseph Urgo, University of Mississippi

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"The book asks classroom teachers to think about the structures and issues that underlie the texts available for an American literature course as well as to reflect on what approaches he or she is comfortable with and what might be enlightening contexts and perspectives for the students."

—Robert Bergstrom, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

"The strength of this collection lies in its ability to provide a brief yet comprehensive overview of significant literary and theoretical issues governing the teaching of American literature."

—Donna Campbell, Washington State University

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Venetria Patton

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