English as a Vocation

English as a Vocation

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This is a book about how a small circle of Cambridge literary critics turned into a movement that revolutionized the way English was taught in schools, brought newspapers, advertising, and popular culture into classrooms, and changed the way English literature was taught in Australia, the USA, and Asia as well as within Britain. The leader of this movement, F. R. Leavis, was a well-known and controversial writer. The focus of this book is not on Leavis himself, but on the largely unsung people who put his ideas into practice. As the methods of the 'Scrutiny movement' were adapted in schools and taken overseas, they were transformed with surprising and contradictory effects.Knights recalled: a#39;The phrase a€œHow Many Children Had Lady Macbeth? ... examinations and in his manifestoes.66 One of the optional questions in the 1934 Downing Shakespeare exam reads as ... 64 See, for instance, the passage from Maurice Morganna#39;s Essay on the Dramatic Chara€” acter of Sir john Falstafl ( 1777)anbsp;...

Title:English as a Vocation
Author:Christopher Hilliard
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2012-05-31


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