Teaching African American Literature / Edition 1

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This book is written by teachers interested in bringing African American literature into the classroom. Documented here is the learning process that these educators experienced themselves as they read and discussed the stories & pedagogical.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415916967
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/26/1998
  • Series: Transforming Teaching Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

African-American Studies and is founder and Director of the Project on the History of Black Writing at Northeastern University. Sharon Pineault-Burke is Coordinator of Resource Development and Outreach for the Project on the History of Black Writing and teaches in the writing program at Northeastern University. Marianna White Davis is Special Assistant to the President and Adjunct Professor of English at Benedict College, South Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Maryemma Graham -- When Teaching Matters

Chapter 1. William L. Andews -- Narrating Slavery

Chapter 2. Katharine Driscoll Coon -- A Rip in the Tent: Teaching (African) American Literature

Chapter 3. Jane Skelton -- Multiple

Voices, Multiple Identities: Teaching African American Literature

Chapter 4. Leslie Catherine Sanders --Little Ham's Self-Invention: Teaching Langston Hughes

Chapter 5. Constance Borab -- Freeing the Female Voice: New Models and Materials for


Chapter 6. Thadious M. Davis -- A Female Face: Or, Masking the Masculine in African American Fiction Before Richard Wright

Chapter 7. Bernard W. Bell -- Voices of Double Consciousness in African American Fiction: Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, Dorothy

West and Richard Wright

Chapter 8. Jerry W. Ward -- To Shatter Innocence: Teaching African American Poetry

Chapter 9. Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg --The Way We Do the Things We Do: Enunciation and Effect in the Multicultural Classroom

Chapter 10. Marianna White

Davis -- Teaching Against the Odds

Chapter 11. Ann Louise Keating -- Interrogating "Whiteness," (De)Constructing "Race"

Chapter 12. Trudier Harris -- Lying Through Our Teeth? The Quagmire of Cultural Diversity

Chapter 13. Sharon Pineault-Burke and

Jennifer Novak -- Selected Bibliography of African American Literature

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