A Therapeutic Approach to Teaching Poetry: Individual Development, Psychology, and Social Reparation

A Therapeutic Approach to Teaching Poetry: Individual Development, Psychology, and Social Reparation

by T. Williams

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349342983
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 05/31/2012
Series: Education, Psychoanalysis, and Social Transformation
Edition description: 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

TODD O. WILLIAMSAssistant Professor of English at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: The Therapeutic Value of Poetry xi

1 Gaining Awareness and Overcoming Defenses 1

2 (Neuro) Psychoanalytic Regression and Integration 17

3 The Teacher as (Whole, Useful, and Permanent) Object 37

4 The Poem as (Self-, Transformational, Transitional, and Reparative) Object 55

5 A Poetry Therapy Model for the Classroom 75

6 Cultivating Empathy: Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads 93

7 A Reparative Text: Tennyson's In Memoriam 107

8 Integrating Experience: Morris's The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems 123

9 Desire and Reparation: Rossetti's Goblin Market and Other Poems 137

Notes 151

Works Cited 159

Index 169

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