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Margerison, Patricia S. – English in Texas, 1994
Discusses responses of undergraduate students in an American literature course to inclusion of ethnic reading selections. Finds that two themes--family and social justice--were touchstones to choose reading selections that older adolescents find personally meaningful. (RS)
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Family Environment, Family Life, Higher Education
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Keene, Louise E. – English in Texas, 1994
Applies chaos theory to J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy "The Lord of the Rings," to see order and patterns in a supposed chaotic world. Discusses how Tolkien's background as a philologist served as a foundation for the stories he created, and notes how language itself changes events and controls and dominates characters in the trilogy. (SR)
Descriptors: Chaos Theory, Higher Education, Language Role, Language Usage