Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2004

Abstract

The 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.

Comments

John K Young. Teaching Texts Materially: The Ends of Nella Larsen’s “Passing.” College English, v66 (2004): 632-651.

Copyright 2004 by the National Council of Teachers of English. Used with permission.