Pedagogical Wallpaper: Teaching Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "the Yellow Wall-Paper"

Overview

Gilman's 1892 short story has become one of the most anthologized stories over the past three decades, partly due to its increasing use in women's studies, American culture, and literature courses. Weinstock (English, Central Michigan U.) presents nine essays that explore different pedagogical uses of the story teaching about formalism, existentialism, queer studies, genre, Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own, and authorial intention and reader response. Annotation (c)2003 Book...
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Overview

Gilman's 1892 short story has become one of the most anthologized stories over the past three decades, partly due to its increasing use in women's studies, American culture, and literature courses. Weinstock (English, Central Michigan U.) presents nine essays that explore different pedagogical uses of the story teaching about formalism, existentialism, queer studies, genre, Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own, and authorial intention and reader response. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820463056
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Pedagogical Imperative: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" 1
A Room with a View: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" and the Use of MOO Spaces 15
"I will follow that pointless pattern": A Formalist Approach to "The Yellow Wall-paper" 36
Queering "The Yellow Wall-paper": A Pedagogic View 47
Teaching "The Yellow Wall-paper" and Existentialism in the Classroom 64
Teaching Genre Through "The Yellow Wall-paper" 82
Reading Marital Relationships: The Wallpaper in A Room of One's Own 94
Interpretive Bondage: Reader Response, Authorial Intention, and Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" 112
Helping Students Decode the Difficult Text: "The Yellow Wall-paper" and the Sequential Response 130
Breakdown, Breakthrough, or Brainwash? A Dialogic Approach to Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" 144
Contributors 157
Index 159
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