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Downing, David B. 1947-

Works: 12 works in 41 publications in 1 language and 3,588 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN771, 809.04
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David B Downing
Image and ideology in modern/postmodern discourse ( )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The knowledge contract politics and paradigms in the academic workplace by David B Downing( )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Knowledge Contract intervenes in the ongoing debates about the changing conditions of higher education in America, with a special focus on English studies and the humanities. This highly original study integrates three crucial concerns: the economic restructuring of higher education, the transformation of disciplinary models of teaching and research, and the rise of the academic labor movement." "Whereas most contemporary critiques of higher education have focused on the impact of global economic forces, The Knowledge Contract adds a new dimension to the discussion by addressing the tensions between disciplinary and nondisciplinary forms of academic work."--BOOK JACKET
Practicing theory in introductory college literature courses ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Changing classroom practices : resources for literary and cultural studies ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Academic freedom in the post-9/11 era by Edward J Carvalho( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since 9/11 there have been many startling instances where the rhetoric of national security and terror, corporate interests, and privatization have cast a pall over the terrain of academic freedom. In the post-9/11 university, professors face job loss or tenure denial for speaking against state power, while their students pay more tuition and fall deeper in debt. This timely collection features an impressive assembly of the nation's leading intellectuals, addressing some of the most urgent issues facing higher education in the United States today. Spanning a wide array of disciplinary fields, Academic Freedom in the Post-9/11 Era seeks to intervene on the economic and political crises that are compromising the future of our educational institutions"--
Beyond English, Inc. : curricular reform in a global economy ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nathaniel Hawthorne's poetics of language history, and the body by David B Downing( )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultural studies and composition : conversations in honor of James Berlin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Redford by David Downing( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Civil trial practice manual by Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Geography of cyberspace ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Professing Literature in 2015 by David B Downing( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In a futuristic scenario, electronic environments and media might be used to foster a sense of connectivity and intellectual community in a literature seminar. "Cultural Turns" is both the title of the seminar and the justification for it: culture's turn from printed to electronic communication opens up new possibilities for contemporary cultural theory, pedagogy, and intellectual exchange. The course has been designed as an introduction to contemporary theory and pedagogy and focuses on those issues that will be encountered by teachers entering a profession increasingly under pressure to respond to the general public about curricular issues. The seminar proceeds in four main phases: (1) conferring in an open forum using e-mail as a stage on which to perform "conversational jazz"; (2) clustering collaboratively around a problem in a more intense and personally committed conversation; (3) retelling of the problem (for instance, the role of the teacher's authority in the classroom) as a personal narrative; and (4) producing a cycle of correspondence constituting a collection of research notes toward the resolution of the mutually perceived problem. If the wish is for more caring, collaborative, and dialogic educational environments, the available media should be used to construct the kind of virtual classrooms that are necessary. (SAM)
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Alternative Names
Downing, David
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