Reading Stephen King: Issues of Censorship, Student Choice, and Popular Literature

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VOYA - Judy Sasges
In October 1996, the University of Maine College of Education sponsored a two-day conference entitled "Reading Stephen King: Issues of Student Choice, Censorship, and the Place of Popular Literature in the Canon." The purpose of the conference was to bring together those who appreciate King's works and share a concern about adolescent reading programs in schools. King's writings were used as "a springboard into literacy education issues" and "as a lens to focus...attention." Reading Stephen King captures what happened during those two days. Each chapter, written by a different author, provides a variety of information either about using King's works in the classroom or ways to entice students into reading. King's keynote speech, students' responses to his novels and stories, suggestions for using King's novels in the classroom, questions to guide discussions, and ideas for developing a love for reading are all discussed in this volume. Unsurprisingly, the issues of censorship and student choice are mentioned in nearly every chapter. How much choice should students have in deciding what is read in the classroom? How can teachers defend using works which often depict sex and violence graphically and in great detail? Are teachers abdicating responsibility in their attempts to be responsive to student requests? While we all know there are no easy answers and it sometimes feels like these contributors are preaching to the choir, it is still important to gather thoughts in one volume and review some different perspectives. Also included are concrete ways to deal with censorship as well as justification for using King's works. Those unable to attend the conference will be intrigued with the workshop topics listed. Who could resist "The Canonical Ambivalence in Stephen King," "The Horror is Only Skin Deep," and "Stephen King: The Shakespeare of the Twentieth Century"? The texts are not included. This volume will be most useful to secondary teachers, librarians, and graduate students who are researching censorship and popular literature. Illus. Source Notes. Further Reading. Chronology. Appendix.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814139059
  • Publisher: National Council of Teachers of Englsh
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 246
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years

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