BiblioFiles #41: The Late, Great "Literary Analysis" Debate with David Kern


What is "literary analysis" and why is it causing such a big fuss these days? Does it kill the joy of reading? What is its purpose, and when should you start teaching it? Our good friend David Kern from the CiRCE Institute came to the BiblioFiles table to help us wrestle through these issues.

Referenced Works:


–The collected works of Jacques Derrida

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

"Does Analysis Destroy the Love of Reading?" by Adam Andrews

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Close Reads Podcast

Howards End by E.M. Forster

The Lost Tools of Writing

Teaching the Classics

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis