Studies in the Spectator Role: Literature, Painting and Pedagogy

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Michael Benton's book develops the concept of spectatorship as an answer to these questions. It explores the similarities and differences in our experiences of literature and the visual arts, and discusses their implications for pedagogy and their applications in cross-curricular work in the classroom.
Teachers will find that, while many of the visual and verbal texts may be familiar, the approaches to them offer fresh insights and a rich agenda for the classroom. Shakespeare, ...

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Overview

Michael Benton's book develops the concept of spectatorship as an answer to these questions. It explores the similarities and differences in our experiences of literature and the visual arts, and discusses their implications for pedagogy and their applications in cross-curricular work in the classroom.
Teachers will find that, while many of the visual and verbal texts may be familiar, the approaches to them offer fresh insights and a rich agenda for the classroom. Shakespeare, Fielding, Hogarth, Blake, Wordsworth, Constable, Turner, the Pre-Raphaelites, Wilfred Owen, Paul Nash, Stanley Spencer, Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney - the range of authors and artists discussed is both extensive and relevant to the National Curriculum and to post-16 and undergraduate courses.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780415208284
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/6/2000
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Reading and viewing: the spectator-participant role 9
1 The reader in the secondary world 11
2 Reading paintings: the self-conscious spectator 26
3 Reading poems, reading paintings: anyone for ekphrasis? 40
Words and images 51
4 Visualising narrative: Henry Unton and Henry V 53
5 Theatrical fictions: Hogarth, Gay and Fielding 68
6 The image of childhood: variations on a Blakean theme 89
7 Landscape and learning: Thomson and Wilson; Wordsworth and Constable 114
8 Turner our contemporary: 'Poetic Painting' 132
9 Painting Shakespeare 147
10 Images of war: Spencer, Nash and the war poets 162
11 Myth: Hughes's 'crow' and Heaney's 'bog poems' 179
12 Conclusions: spectatorship and education 198
Bibliography 203
Index 212
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