Discussion on Multiculturalism
Until recently the Classical Literature taught in schools has been, really, Classic English Literature. The writings of English poets such as William Blake, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Dickenson, and William Butler Yeats, were offered in literature classes in schools in America. William Shakespeare’s plays have always been taught in literature classes along with Jane Austen and Robert Lewis Stevenson.
American Literature wasn’t thought of as “Classic Literature.” Kocis (2002) points out that between 1975 and 2001 classic literature curriculum hadn’t changed much. She agrees that William Shakespeare is important to teach. And so is “The Adventures