Motives for Metaphor: Literacy, Curriculum Reform, and the Teaching of English

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University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999 - 254 páginas
Despite urgent calls for reform, composition, literature, and creative writing, remain territorial, competitive fields. This book imagines ways in which the three English camps can reconnect. Seitz contends that the study of metaphor can advance curriculum reform precisely because of its unusual institutional position. By pronouncing equivalence in the very face of difference, metaphor performs an irrational discursive act that takes us to the nexus of textual, social, and ideological questions that have stirred such contentious debate in recent years over the function of English studies itself. As perhaps the most radical (yet also quotidian) means by which language negotiates difference, metaphor can help us to think about the politics of identification and the curricular movements such a politics has inspired.

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James E. Seitz is a former professor of engineering and is the founding president of the Shelby Woodcarvers Guild. He is the author of "Country Creations: Woodworking Projects to Make and Sell,"" Practical Woodcarving: Design and Application," and "Selling What You Make: Profit from Your Handcrafts," He lives in Sidney, Ohio.

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