February 25, 2011
Professor Charles Tung has published “The Future of Literary
Criticism: Assessment, the Curricularized Classroom, and Thick Reading,” in Literary
Study, Measurement, and the Sublime: Disciplinary Assessment. The
essay and the book are available online.
draws on the anti-psychometric use of assessment by Seattle University’s
English Department to focus attention on the classroom as a powerful site of
disciplinary formation and to rethink dominant disciplinary methodologies. Tung
began the essay at a Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Writing
Retreat in 2008.
received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, joined the
faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2004. His courses include
British and American modernist literature, literary theory, and Asian American
to the English Department’s degree programs in literature, creative writing, and film studies, the College of Arts and Sciences offers 30 undergraduate
degrees and 7 advanced degrees.
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