MA Exam Reading List: Language & Literacy

MA Exam Reading List

MA Reading List 2013-2015

Concentration: Language & Literacy 


Exemplary Text

Freire, Paulo, and Donaldo Macedo. Literacy: Reading the Word and the World. New

edition. London: Routledge, 1987.


Secondary Readings

Aukerman, M. (2008). In Praise of Wiggle Room: Locating comprehension in unlikely

places. Language Arts, 86(1), pp. 52-60.


Clark, M. M. (2009). Beyond critical thinking, Pedagogy, 9 (2), 325-330.


Earthman, E. (1992). Creating the virtual work: Readers' processes in understanding

literary texts. Research in the Teaching of English, 26(4), 351-384.


Elbow, Peter. "How Our Culture of Proper Literacy Tries to Exclude Speech." Vernacular

Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 343-359.


Harmon, Mary R., and Marilyn J. Wilson. "The Power of Words." Beyond Grammar:

Language, Power, and the Classroom. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006.


Johnston, P., Woodside-Jiron, H., & Day, J. (2001). Teaching and learning literate

epistemologies. Journal of Educational Psychology, 93(1), 223-233.


Larsen-Freeman, Diane. "The Grammar of Choice." Teaching Language: From Grammar to

Grammaring. Boston: Thomson / Heinle, 2003.


Lu, Min-Zhan. "Composition's Word Work: Deliberating How to Do Language."

Composition Studies in the New Millenium: Rereading the Past, Rewriting the Future. Eds. Lynn Z. Bloom, Donald A. Diaker, and Edward M. White. Carbondale, IL: SIU Press, 2003. 193-207.


Rabinowitz, P. J. & Smith, M. W. (1998). "What readers do when they read/ What

authors do when they write" & "Playing by the rules" Authorizing readers: Resistance and respect in the teaching of literature. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. 48-87.


Wolf, Maryanne. "The Birth of an Alphabet and Socrates' Protests." Proust and the

Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. New York: Harper Perennial, 2007. 51-80.