WorldCat Identities

Burger, Alissa

Works: 8 works in 34 publications in 2 languages and 900 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alissa Burger
Teaching Stephen King : horror, the supernatural, and new approaches to literature by Alissa Burger( )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Teaching Stephen King critically examines the works of Stephen King and several ways King can be incorporated into the high school and college classroom. The section on Variations on Horror Tropes includes chapters on the vampire, the werewolf, the undead monster, and the ghost. The section on Real Life Horror includes chapters on King's school shooting novella Rage, sexual violence, and coming of age narratives. Finally, the section on Playing with Publishing includes chapters on serial publishing and The Green Mile, e-books, and graphic novels"--
The Wizard of Oz as American myth : a critical study of six versions of the story, 1900-2007 by Alissa Burger( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume examines six especially significant incarnations of the story. A close consideration of these works demonstrates how versions of Baum's tale are influenced by and help shape notions of American myth, including issues of gender, race, home, and magic, and makes clear that the Wizard of Oz narrative remains compelling and relevant today"--Provided by publisher
Teaching graphic novels in the English classroom : pedagogical possibilities of multimodal literacy engagement by Alissa Burger( )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and German and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection highlights the diverse ways comics and graphic novels are used in English and literature classrooms, whether to develop critical thinking or writing skills, paired with a more traditional text, or as literature in their own right. From fictional stories to non-fiction works such as biography/memoir, history, or critical textbooks, graphic narratives provide students with a new way to look at the course material and the world around them
The television world of Pushing daisies : critical essays on the Bryan Fuller series( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pushing Daisies was one of the most successful network television shows in recent history. This collection of 10 essays addresses the off-beat elements that made the show a success. Divided into three sections, the essays address the themes of difference, placement of the series within a larger philosophical context and the role of gender on the show"--Provided by publisher
Hero or villain? : essays on dark protagonists of television / edited by Abigail G. Scheg and Tamara Girardi( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From "The Wizard of Oz" to "Wicked" : trajectory of American myth by Alissa Burger( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Teaching tainted lit : popular American fiction in today's classroom by Alissa Burger( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Popular American Fiction has now secured a routine position in the higher education classroom despite its historic status as culturally suspect. This newfound respect and inclusion have almost certainly changed the pedagogical landscape, and Teaching Tainted Lit explores that altered terrain. The essays in this collection presume that the popular is here to stay and that its instructive implications are not merely noteworthy, but richly nuanced and deeply compelling. They address a broad variety of issues concerning canonicity, literature, genre, and the classroom, as its contributors teach everything from Stephen King and Lady Gaga to nineteenth-century dime novels and the 1852 best-seller Uncle Tom's Cabin"--Page [4] of cover
Wicked and wonderful witches : narrative and gender negotiations frpm "The Wizard of Oz" to "Wicked." by Alissa Burger( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.50 (from 0.37 for Teaching t ... to 0.97 for Wicked and ...)

The television world of Pushing daisies : critical essays on the Bryan Fuller series
English (33)

German (1)