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“They Say / I Say”: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (Third Edition)

“They Say / I Say”: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (Third Edition)

The best-selling book on academic writing—in use at more than 1,500 schools. More info →
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Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind

Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind

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Our schools and colleges often make the intellectual life seem more impenetrable, narrowly specialized, and inaccessible than it is or needs to be, argues this eminent scholar and educator, whose provocative book offers a wealth of practical suggestions for making the culture of ideas and arguments more readily understandable. More info →
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The Cambridge History of American Literature, Vol. 8: Poetry and Criticism

The Cambridge History of American Literature, Vol. 8: Poetry and Criticism

Volume 8, concerned with works of poetry and criticism written between 1940 and the present, brings together two different sets of materials and narrative forms: the aesthetic and the institutional. Discarding the traditional synoptic overview of major figures, von Hallberg, Graff, and Carton settle in favor of a history from the inside--a history of interstices and relations, equal to the task of considering the contexts of art, power, and criticism in which it is set. More info →
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Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education

Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education

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"Graff offers a highly readable and down-to-earth perspective on some of the most ballyhooed issues in higher education today. . . . By encouraging us to argue together, he may yet help us to reason together."—Henry Louis Gates, Jr. More info →
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Professing Literature: An Institutional History

Professing Literature: An Institutional History

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University of Chicago Press (February 15, 1989) More info →
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Literature Against Itself: Literary Ideas in Modern Society

Literature Against Itself: Literary Ideas in Modern Society

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A wonderfully trenchant and illuminating inquiry...the shrewdness and cogency of his commentary are constantly arresting. (Virginia Quarterly Review ) More info →
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Edited: The Origins of Literary Studies in America: A Documentary Anthology

Edited: The Origins of Literary Studies in America: A Documentary Anthology

The Origins of Literary Study in America, ed., Gerald Graff and Michael Warner, (Routledge, January 1989). More info →
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Edited: Limited Inc

Edited: Limited Inc

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Graff's interview with Derrida in this book my be the most lucid and revealing short account of deconstruction available anywhere. More info →
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Edited: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Case Studies in Critical Controversy)

Edited: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Case Studies in Critical Controversy)

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Samuel Clemens, ed. Gerald Graff and James Phelan (Boston: Bedford Books, Critical Controversies Edition, 1995). More info →
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Edited: The Tempest: A Case Study in Critical Controversy (Case Studies in Critical Controversy)

Edited: The Tempest: A Case Study in Critical Controversy (Case Studies in Critical Controversy)

The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, ed. Gerald Graff and James Phelan (Boston, Bedford Books, Critical Controversies Edition, 2000). More info →
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