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Teaching Literature / Edition 1
     

Teaching Literature / Edition 1

by Elaine Showalter
 

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ISBN-10: 0631226249

ISBN-13: 9780631226246

Pub. Date: 01/09/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Teaching Literature is an indispensable guidebook for all teachers of English and American literature in higher education. Drawing on 40 years of international teaching experience, author Elaine Showalter inspires instructors to make their classroom practice as intellectually exciting as their research.

Showalter’s wide-ranging reflections address

Overview

Teaching Literature is an indispensable guidebook for all teachers of English and American literature in higher education. Drawing on 40 years of international teaching experience, author Elaine Showalter inspires instructors to make their classroom practice as intellectually exciting as their research.

Showalter’s wide-ranging reflections address practical, theoretical, and methodological issues. She starts out by describing the anxieties of teaching literature and by outlining the major theories and methods circulating in the field. She then goes on to look separately at teaching drama, fiction, poetry, and theory, and to explore ways to teach teaching. Finally, she investigates the moral issues involved in teaching, and the practical ethics of handling touchy subjects, from sexuality to suicide.

Examples from real classes and careers are cited throughout, generating an unusual degree of authenticity and immediacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631226246
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/09/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
887,093
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.53(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements.

1. The Anxiety of Teaching.

2. Theories of Teaching Literature.

3. Methods of Teaching Literature.

4. Teaching Poetry.

5. Teaching Drama.

6. Teaching Fiction.

7. Teaching Theory.

8. Teaching Teachers.

9. Teaching Dangerous Subjects.

10. Teaching Literature in Dark Times.

Conclusion: The Joy of Teaching Literature.

Notes.

Index.

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