English, literacy, rhetoric: changing the project?

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)


In this paper I begin to trace two movements in the curriculum history and cultural politics of English teaching: on the one hand, a shift from 'literature' to 'literacy', as organizing principles for the field, and on the other, from 'language' to 'rhetoric'. I do so within a particular understanding of history, as embracing past present and future dimensions. My aim is two-fold: to open up questions about the subject's historical legacy, and to draw attention to some of the emerging challenges and prospects for English teaching today and tomorrow.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-19
Number of pages13
JournalEnglish in Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'English, literacy, rhetoric: changing the project?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this