Approches to Teaching Bronte's Jane Eyre (Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series #42)

Approches to Teaching Bronte's Jane Eyre (Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series #42)

by Diane Long Hoeveler
     
 

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Taught more frequently than any of Charlotte Bront 's other novels, Jane Eyre presents distinct problems for the contemporary undergraduate instructor, one being the work's sheer length. Almost all the instructors who responded to a survey conducted for this volume spent two to three weeks teaching the novel in their courses and seminars; their students discovered,

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Taught more frequently than any of Charlotte Bront 's other novels, Jane Eyre presents distinct problems for the contemporary undergraduate instructor, one being the work's sheer length. Almost all the instructors who responded to a survey conducted for this volume spent two to three weeks teaching the novel in their courses and seminars; their students discovered, in the words of the volume coeditor Diane Long Hoeveler, "as much about themselves, their own memories of childhood, their own struggles for autonomy, as they [did] about the cultural, social, economic, religious, and literary backgrounds that constitute the milieu of the novel." Like other books in the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series, this one is divided into two parts. The first part, "Materials," discusses editions, relevant background and critical studies, biographies, bibliographies, and other aids to teaching. In the second part, "Approaches," twenty contributors discuss Bront 's background and biography; the influence of Christianity, fairy tales, and Gothic fiction on her work; the themes of the novel and its social and political implications; its film and stage adaptations; relevant artworks (paintings, etchings, and portraits); and various theoretical approaches to teaching the book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873527064
Publisher:
Modern Language Association of America
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
1,327,047
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.50(d)

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