Date of Award

Spring 5-22-2020

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Degree Program

English

Department

English

Major Professor

Anne Boyd-Rioux

Second Advisor

Dan Doll

Third Advisor

Kim McDonald

Abstract

Advanced Placement and Literature and Composition is the pinnacle of literary studies in the secondary school classroom. However, the content of the course and its primary mode of assessment equally damage the reputation of literary analysis as a purposeful academic field and threaten to further stigmatize the humanities in a moment when their usefulness is under scrutiny. Students should be shown how stories, and not literature, can be better appreciated in the AP literature classroom through a biocultural, and evolutionary approach to fiction and storytelling.

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