Erica Sweeting 01 March 2010 English 380 Annotated Bibliography Boldt, Gail. “Resistance, Loss, and Love in Learning to Read: A psychoanalytic Inquiry.” Research in the Teachings of English. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2006. 273-309. Web. The next two sources are both from the same book, however they are articles written by two different authors. I like this one in particular because it talks about the psychoanalytic theory when dealing with the difficulties the author faced when his son was learning how to read. I can connect this to the ES book because it also talks about how the psychoanalytic theory affects ones ability to read, write and interpret texts. Bressler, Charles E. Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice, 2002. This source came from the ES book. I find it very helpful because it is a basic introduction to the study of theory. It makes literary criticism and theory very simple to someone who has never even heard of it. It breaks it down to the eleven basic schools of theory and even includes sample student essays. Chapman, Thandeka K. “Interrogating Classroom Relationships and Events: Using Portraiture and Critical Race Theory in Education Research.” Educational Researcher, Vol. 36, No. 3 (2007): 156-162. Web. 1 March 2010. This source came from a search I conducted on JSTOR. I find this article very interesting. It discusses the critical race theory and the usage of portraiture in classrooms, specifically in urban schools. I like how the author outlined each of her points and titled each one so its clear where she defines the critical race theory and other methodologies. I plan to utilize this source as an example of how race and classrooms in elementary schools at such a young age, directly effects how the child interprets texts. Elias, Amy J. “Critical Theory and Cultural Studies.” English Studies: An Introduction to the Discipline(s). Ed. Bruce McComiskey. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2006. 223-274. Print. This source is the most valued source of them all and it is the assigned textbook, English Studies. The book takes somewhat of a neutral side to all the methodologies of critical theory. I like how it introduces the topics and ideas of each one and the historical background of them all. This source will serve as my foundation for the paper. I also hope to utilize some of the sources in the works cited page as well. Fairbanks, Colleen M. and Ariail, Mary. “The Role of Social and Cultural Resources in Literacy and Schooling: Three Contrasting Cases.” Research in the Teachings of English. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2006. 355-372. Web. One of the main things that brought me to this source is that it came from the same publishers who published the ES book. This source doesn’t really address a particular methodology, but it does talk about social and cultural influences that affect children’s desires to read. I found it interesting how they propose that teachers need to recognize students’ abilities and weaknesses and use that to formulate a lesson plan to literacy. This will prepare them for future schooling and being better adapted to society in general. Greenblatt, Stephen, and Giles Gunn, ed. Redrawing the Boundaries: The Transformation of English and American Literary Studies. New York: MLA, 1994. This is actually one of the sources that the ES book uses. I like this source because it talks about the changes made over time with English studies. I found it interesting because it is much of the stuff we have discussed in class. I plan to use this book in my essay by including the insight of literary studies in school. Hammer, Rhonda, and Kellner, Douglas, eds. Media/Cultural Studies: Critical Approaches. New York, New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc, 2009. Print. This source is actually the textbook assigned for my Communication course (Pop Culture). What made me think of using this textbook is that we talk a lot about media influences and culture of everyday life. The book presents methods of critical, cultural and media studies. I also like how the book is new and up to date. It was published just last year so it includes influences from Facebook, Youtube, TV, and other new media devices that influence how society thinks and acts. I plan to use this book for getting a more modern twist to my paper and incorporating how things have changed and grown since literary studies was first introduced. Mitchell, Angelyn, ed. Within the Circle: An Anthology of African American Literary Criticism from the Harlem Renaissance to the Present. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 1994. Print. This source is a collection of essays on African American literacy criticism during specific time eras. I like how it covers works during a variety of times, that way we can see a change in works based on what was happening in society, such as works from Harlem renaissance, civil rights movement, black arts movement and much more. I also like how they include the black feminist theory which is important because it connects both the AA culture theory with the feminist theory. I plan to use this source when discussing the African American side of critical theory and how it affects literacy and retaining literary information. Patai, Daphne, and Will H. Corral. Theory’s Empire: An Anthology of Dissent. New York: Columbia UP, 2005. This source is another anthology of essays that discuss critical theory and literary criticism. I like this source in particular because it is completely anti-critical theories. It serves as a devil’s advocate. I will be using this source to mention my rebuttals or counter-arguments on the issue. Tyson, Lois. Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide. New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc. 1999. Print. This source is a simple version to critical theory. It sums up all the criticisms like Psychoanalytic Criticism, Marxist Criticism, and even Postcolonial and African American Criticism. This book is basically a “one stop shop” for me. I wouldn’t have to look much else for basic information on the issues of critical theory. I also like how the book uses one example of the same text to draw from which is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. I like how Tyson uses the same book, that I am also familiar with, to apply all the various techniques. I actually planned on finding a similar piece and doing the same thing. I plan on using this source for its general ideas on critical theory as well as its section on African American criticism.