Austen's Emma / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873529136
  • Publisher: Modern Language Association of America
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Approaches to Teaching World Literature
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the challenges of teaching Emma
Pt. 1 Materials
Pt. 2 Approaches
Social and political contexts
The everyday of Emma 17
Jane Austen, slavery, and British imperialism 26
The experience of class, Emma, and the American college student 34
Literary Contexts
Emma, the eighteenth-century novel, and the female tradition 47
The comedy of Emma 55
Emma and Richardson's Sir Charles Grandison 61
Exploring artist and audience through Austen's "Opinions of Emma" 68
Teaching about class and gender in Emma
Manners in Emma 78
Classless, Clueless: Emma Onscreen 88
"A Very kind undertaking" : Emma and eighteenth-century feminism 100
The sexual politics of Emma 110
Teaching about language in Emma
Teaching about free indirect discourse 120
Learning to listen : teaching about the talk of Miss Bates 127
Language and gender in Emma 134
Teaching Emma's narratives and the narrative of Emma 141
Teaching specific scenes, patterns, or words in Emma
A likely story : the Coles' dinner party 151
"I Wish We Had a Donkey" : small-group work and writing assignments for Emma 159
Health, comfort, and creativity : a reading of Emma 169
App "Opinions of Emma" 179
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