Approaches to Teaching the Works of Gertrude Stein

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Gertrude Stein


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ISBN-13: 9781603293440
Publisher: Modern Language Association of America
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Series: Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series , #152
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Part 1 Materials Logan Esdale Deborah M. Mix

Family Life and Education 3

Transatlantic Stein 4

Alice Toklas 9

Yale Archive 12

Publication History 14

Critical Reception 18

Influence 20

Part 2 Approaches

Introduction Logan Esdale Deborah M. Mix 31

Narrative Prose 40

Teaching Q. E. D. Jonathan Goldberg Michael Moon Wenwen Guo 40

Teaching Race, Gender, and Narrative Form in "Mclanctha" Corinne E. Blackmer 47

Americans Aloud E. L. McCallum 53

Teaching Comparative Stylistics: Gendered Language in Stein and Hemingway Laurel Bollinger 60

Cultivating a Critical Edge: Teaching The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas in the College Writing Classroom J. Ashley Foster 67

"The Picture Seemed to Her Perfectly Natural": Portraiture as Teaching Strategy in The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Meg Albrinck 74

Student to Student: Stein and Crimes of Convention Lee Rumbarger 79

Narration and American Identity in Stein's Later Prose Works Rebecca Walsh 87

Engaging Gertrude Steins Wars I Have Seen as Secondary Witnesses Elisabeth Hedrick-Moser 94

Poetry and Portraits 101

Teaching Diversity to Undergraduates via Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons and Other Texts from Selected Writings Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick 101

The Tender Buttons of Avant-Garde Self-Assertion: Teaching Gertrude Stein's Feminism Kimberly Lamm 107

Teaching a Compositional Approach to Gertrude Stein's Portraiture Linda Voris 114

"A Violent Kind of Delightfulness": Enjoying Tender Buttons Roger Gilbert 121

Approaching Tender Buttons from Three Directions Leonard Diepeveen 130

"What Is the Difference": Teaching Gender and Sexuality in "Patriarchal Poetry" through a Cultural Studies Approach Jody Cardinal 137

"To Say Which of Two": Reading Stanzas in Meditation in the Undergraduate Classroom Susannah Hollister Emily Setina 144

Plays and Operas 151

Exercises in Group Analysis: Sounding Out Stein's Plays Adam Frank 151

Performing Stein, Inviting Affect James Peck 158

"To Know to Know to Love Her So": Teaching Gertrude Stein's Operas to First-Time Stein Readers Michelle J. Brazier 164

A Seriously Playful Pedagogy for Gertrude Stein's Late, Great Opera, The Mother of Us All Patricia A. Schechter 172

Creative Principles 178

A Rose Is a Rose Is a … Thesis Statement: Gertrude Stein in the First-Year Writing Classroom Erica J. Kaufman 178

"All Alone with English": Teaching Stein in a Multilingual Context Jane Malcolm 184

"The Inside on the Outside": Teaching Stein's Lectures in America Stacy Carson Hubbard 190

Pictures, Portraits, and Resemblance Loretta Stec 196

Someone Puts a Stein Apple Together: Ways to Widen a Workshop Laura Mullen 202

The Bothersome Pleasures of Teaching Stein Sharon J. Kirsch 210

Notes on Contributors 217

Survey Respondents 221

Works Cited 223

Index of Works Gertrude Stein 241

Index of Names 243

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