Asst Prof Suzanne Choo's book wins the 2014 American Educational Studies Association's (AESA) Critics Choice Book Award

Asst Prof Suzanne Choo's book wins the 2014 American Educational Studies Association's (AESA) Critics Choice Book Award

Date
Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Asst Prof Suzanne Choo

" Reading the world, the globe, and the cosmos: Approaches to teaching literature for the twenty-first century (New York: Peter Lang) by Suzanne Choo has won the 2014 American Educational Studies Association's (AESA) Critics Choice Book Award. The award serves to recognize and increase awareness of recent scholarship deemed to be outstanding in its field. Books are nominated and selected by a committee of AESA members. For more information on the award, please see: http://www.educationalstudies.org/awards.html

Reading the world was published in late 2013 and written to restore the centrality of pedagogy governing the ways literary texts are received, experienced, and interpreted by students in the classroom. Given the insufficient research on the role of Literature pedagogy in the public sphere, this book seeks to advance knowledge in the field by providing a comprehensive account of Literature teaching approaches from the eighteenth century, when the subject English Literature was first constructed and institutionalized in public schools in Britain, to the twenty-first century. Utilizing a method of pedagogical criticism, it examines conceptual values underlying core approaches to teaching literature across history. More importantly, Reading the World discusses how these values have been shaped by broader global forces and key movements in the discipline of English Literature. To varying degrees, these approaches are aimed at cultivating a hospitable imagination so that students may more fully engage with multiple others in the world. Given the reality of an increasingly interconnected twenty-first century, Literature pedagogy plays a vital role in schools by demonstrating how world, global, and cosmopolitan approaches to teaching Literature can facilitate the prioritization of the other, challenge us to think about how we can be accountable to multiple others in the world, and push us to continually problematize the boundaries of our openness towards the other. For more information about the book, please see: http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=77942&cid=448"