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Graff, Gerald

Overview
Works: 86 works in 343 publications in 1 language and 13,665 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  History  Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  Drama  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Translator
Classifications: PE1431, 808.042
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Most widely held works about Gerald Graff
 
Most widely held works by Gerald Graff
They say / I say : the moves that matter in academic writing by Gerald Graff( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 2,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors identify the key rhetorical moves in academic writing, showing students how to frame their arguments in the larger context of what others have said and providing templates to help them make those moves. Because these moves are central across all disciplines, the book includes chapters on writing in the sciences, writing in the social sciences, and writing about literature
Beyond the culture wars : how teaching the conflicts can revitalize American education by Gerald Graff( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the Culture Wars is the first major and refreshingly down-to-earth response to the torrent of criticism in recent years, mainly from traditionalists, of American higher education. Gerald Graff, a professor of English and education at the University of Chicago, argues that, far from being a sign of decline and disintegration. recent educational conflicts are actually a sign of the health and intellectual vitality of American higher education - but they need to be used creatively. A culturally richer curriculum and a more diverse student body have brought on the conflicts over multiculturalism, "political correctness," and which books belong in the canon. But we tend not to see these as strengths, the author argues, because we think of conflict as un-American and of education as an idealized conflict-free zone. Higher education should be a battleground of ideas. The real problem is that students are not getting more out of the battle. It is time, Graff argues, that we stopped lamenting the appearance of conflict in education and began turning our controversies to positive account. Drawing on nearly thirty years of experience as a teacher and administrator, the author shows how the conflicts now confusing students have the potential to help them make better sense of their education and the increasingly conflicted society in which they live. By teaching the conflicts even anger and hostility unleashed over the questions of "political correctness" and the humanities canon can be channeled into educationally productive debate. Graff points out that the most neglected party in the culture wars is the one ostensibly being fought over: the student. We tend to become so embroiled in the warfare between opposing lists of books, he argues, that we forget that for most American students the problem has always been books as such, regardless of which faction is drawing up the reading list. In lively accounts of his own teaching of the canon conflicts and a typical debate in a faculty lounge, and with chapters on the question "When Is Something Political?" and his own youthful fear and dislike of reading, Graff shows where the popular critics of higher education have missed the point. By teaching the conflicts themselves, as many schools are already doing, it is possible to revitalize humanities education and give the curriculum the coherence and focus it has lacked
Literature against itself : literary ideas in modern society by Gerald Graff( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clueless in academe : how schooling obscures the life of the mind by Gerald Graff( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an essential book for teachers and others interested in education, an eminent scholar looks at the academic world from a much-overlooked perspective: that of students who don't get it. Gerald Graff argues that our schools and colleges make the intellectual life seem more opaque, specialized, and beyond normal learning capacities than it is or needs to be. Left clueless in the academic world, many students view the life of the mind as a secret society for which only an elite few qualify." "In a refreshing departure from standard diatribes against academia, Graff shows how academic unintelligibility is unwittingly reinforced not only by jargon and obscure writing, but by the disconnection of the curriculum and the failure to exploit the many connections between academia and popular culture. Finally, Graff offers a wealth of practical suggestions for making the culture of ideas and arguments more accessible, showing how students and the wider public can enter the debates that permeate their lives."--Jacket
Professing literature : an institutional history by Gerald Graff( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely considered the standard history of the profession of literary studies, Professing Literature unearths the long-forgotten ideas and debates that created the literature department as we know it today. In a readable and often-amusing narrative, Gerald Graff shows that the heated conflicts of our recent culture wars echo--and often recycle--controversies over how literature should be taught that began more than a century ago. Updated with a new preface by the author that addresses many of the provocative arguments raised by its initial publication, Professing Literature remains an essential h
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : a case study in critical controversy by Mark Twain( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the complete text of "Huckleberry Finn" and eighteen essays that address three major controversies that surround the novel, including sexual orientation, Mark Twain's ending, and racism
"They say/I say" : the moves that matter in academic writing : with readings by Gerald Graff( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: They Say / I Say demystifies academic writing by identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what others have said ("they say") to set up one's own argument ("I say"). The book also provides templates to help students make these key moves in their own writing. This version includes readings that demonstrate those moves-and provide stimulating conversations for them to enter. The Second Edition includes an anthology of 44 readings that will provoke students to think-and write-about five important issues, including two new ones: Is Higher Education Worth the Price? and Why Does It Matter Who Wins the Big Game?
Poetic statement and critical dogma by Gerald Graff( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching the conflicts : Gerald Graff, curricular reform, and the culture wars( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tempest : a case study in critical controversy by William Shakespeare( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a terrible storm, a ship lies wrecked on Prospero's island, but the storm was no coincidence because Propsero the magician has revenge on his mind
The Origins of literary studies in America : a documentary anthology by Gerald Graff( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism in the university( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tempest : a case study in critical controversy by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teachers' resource containing exercises and activities related to Shakespeare's play The tempest
Chicago letter & other parodies by W. B Scott( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parodies, etcetera & so forth by W. B Scott( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They say, I say : the moves that matter in academic writing by Gerald Graff( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They Say / I Say demystifies academic writing by identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what other have said ("they say") to set up one's own argument ("I Say"). The audiobook also provides templates to help students make these key moves in their own writing. This version includes readings that demonstrate those moves - and provide stimulating conversations for them to enter. The Third Edition includes an anthology of 44 readings that will provoke students to think - and write - about five important issues, including two new ones: Is Higher Education Worth the Price? and Why Does It Matter Who Wins the Big Game?
They say / the moves that matter in academic writing, with readings by Gerald Graff( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falling into theory : conflicting views on reading literature by David H Richter( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On periodization : selected essays from the English Institute( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Beyond the culture wars : how teaching the conflicts can revitalize American education
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Gerald Graff

Gerald Graff American academic

Джералд Граф

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Beyond the culture wars : how teaching the conflicts can revitalize American educationLiterature against itself : literary ideas in modern societyClueless in academe : how schooling obscures the life of the mindProfessing literature : an institutional historyAdventures of Huckleberry Finn : a case study in critical controversy"They say/I say" : the moves that matter in academic writing : with readingsThe tempest : a case study in critical controversyThe tempest : a case study in critical controversyFalling into theory : conflicting views on reading literature