Common Core -- seminar with John Guillory

Event Date

Thu, 04/23/2015 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm


Room Number



Dr. Scott L. Newstok


(901) 412-7229


John Guillory (NYU) will discuss a pre-circulated essay on "The Common Core and the Evasion of Curriculum." Guillory is widely recognized as an authority on the history of curricula in English literary studies. His 1993 book Cultural Capital: The Problem of Literary Canon Formation explored how the canon debates of the 1980s were misconceived by critics across the political spectrum. This session is open to all, but should be of especial interest to current or future teachers of English. RSVP to Scott Newstok to receive an advance copy of the paper.