In his book Textual Intervention: Critical and Creative Strategies for Literary Studies, Pope asserts that “the best way to understand how a text works…is to change it: to play around with it, to intervene in it in some way (large or small), and then to try to account for the exact effect of what you have done” (1). This as a powerful tool for you to discover the “lens” through which you see the world and expose issues, reactions, biases, and new perspectives. It also can be very creative, fun, humorous, and engaging which I am hoping you, as future teachers, will recognize its potential for motivating and engaging the marginalized students as well as advanced students in your classrooms.
Pope, Rob. Textual Intervention: Critical and Creative Strategies for Literary Studies. London: Routledge, 2001.
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