Conversations in American Literature
First Edition   ©2014

Conversations in American Literature

Language, Rhetoric, Culture

Robin Dissin Aufses (Lycée Français de New York) , Renee H. Shea (Bowie State University, MD) , Lawrence Scanlon (Brewster High School, NY)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-4676-5; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-4676-8; Format: Cloth Text, 1664 pages

A Revolution in American Literature

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Teachers have struggled for years to balance the competing demands of American Literature and AP English Language. Now, the team that brought you the bestselling Language of Composition is here to help. Conversations in American Literature: Language · Rhetoric · Culture is a new kind of American Literature anthology—putting nonfiction on equal footing with the traditional fiction and poetry, and emphasizing the skills of rhetoric, close reading, argument, and synthesis. To spark critical thinking, the book includes TalkBack pairings and synthesis Conversations that let students explore how issues and texts from the past continue to impact the present. Whether you’re teaching AP English Language, or gearing up for Common Core, Conversations in American Literature will help you revolutionize the way American literature is taught.

"This excellent text bridges the current gap between the teaching of American Literature and the usual AP Language and Composition course focusing on nonfiction. For the AP Language teacher who is required to focus on American Literature throughout the course, this text will be a godsend, a rich treasure trove of selections that maintain the focus on American Lit yet address the skills necessary for success on the AP Language and Composition exam."

—Sylvia Kranish, John F. Kennedy HS, MD

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