Teaching Texts Materially: The Ends of Nella Larsen’s PassingEnglish Faculty Research
AbstractThe author suggests that attending to the publishing history of Larsen’s novel and the resulting indeterminacy of its ending(s) offers a concrete example of a materially oriented pedagogy that can illuminate the racial politics behind textual production and its relation to particular historical and cultural moments. He suggests that such a pedagogy offers both another way of understanding the textual contingency emphasized in contemporary theory and a way of further opening up questions of textuality and meaning for students.
Citation InformationJohn K Young. Teaching Texts Materially: The Ends of Nella Larsen’s “Passing.” College English, v66 (2004): 632-651.