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Teaching the novel across the curriculum : a handbook for educators

Author: Colin C Irvine
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008.
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Instructors at all levels are being encouraged to teach writing in their courses, even in subjects other than English. Because the novel reflects a broad set of human experiences and history, it is the ideal vehicle for learning about a wide range of issues. This book helps educators learn how to incorporate novels in courses in English, the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and professional studies. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Teaching the novel across the curriculum.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007038718
(OCoLC)166390634
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin C Irvine
ISBN: 9780313348976 0313348979 9780313348969 0313348960
OCLC Number: 191851419
Description: 1 online resource (x, 344 pages)
Contents: Introduction / Colin Irvine --
Section One : Teaching the Novel in General Education Classes --
Reading Wollstonecraft's Maria from Cover to Cover and Back Again : The Novel in the General Education Course / Amy Branam --
A Nabokovian Treasure Hunt : Pale Fire for Beginners / Monique van den Berg --
Teaching the Dog's Tale : Vere's "moral dilemma involving aught of the tragic" in Billy Budd / Peter Kratzke --
Section Two : Using the Novel to Teach Multiculturalism --
Using the Novel to Teach Multiculturalism / Michelle Loris --
Teaching Chinua Achebe's Novel Things Fall Apart in Survey of English Literature II / Eric Sterling --
Implicating Knowledge with Practice, Intercultural Communication Education with the Novel / Yuko Kawai --
Teaching Nora Okja Keller's Comfort Woman in a Comparative Literature Classroom / Lan Dong --
"Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?" : The Polyphony of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man / Stephanie Li --
Section Three : Teaching the Novel in Literature Classes --
Written Images : Using Visual Literacy to Unravel the Novel / Ricia Anne Chansky --
Reading Right to Left : How Defamiliarization Helps Students Read a Familiar Genre / Christine M. Doran --
Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier, Creative Writing and Teaching the Modernist Novel in the Introductory-Level Literature Classroom / Stephen E. Severn --
A.S. Byatt's Finishing School : Literary Criticism as Simulation / Alan Ramón Clinton --
Section Four : Teaching the Novel in the Humanities --
Teach the Conflict : Using Critical Thinking to Evaluate Anthony Swofford's Jarhead / John Bruni --
Novel Truths : The Things They Carried and Student Narratives about History / John Lennon --
Questioning Ethics : Incorporating the Novel into Ethics Courses / Rachel McCoppin --
Teaching Dickens's Hard Times in a General Education Humanities Course / Marshall Toman --
Novels in History Classes : Teaching the Historical Context / Gregory Schroeder --
Section Five : The Novel and the Social, Behavioral, and Political Sciences --
Reading Our Social Worlds : Utilizing Novels in Introductory Sociology Courses / Kristina B. Wolff --
Science Fiction as Social Fact : Review and Evaluation of the Use of Fiction in an Introductory Sociology Class / Peter Nieckarz, Jr. --
Insights from the Novel : Good Citizens in Social Contexts / Janine DeWitt and Margeurite Rippy --
Using The Autobiography of Malcolm X to Teach Introductory Sociology / Brent Harger and Tim Hallet --
Stories in Psychology : Sensation and Perception / Alexis Grosofsky --
Usefulness of Lord of the Flies in the Social Psychology Classroom / Douglas P. Simeone --
Demystifying social capital through Zola's Germinal / Lauretta Conklin Frederking --
Section Six : The Novel and the Professional Studies --
The Use of Contemporary Novels as a Method of Teaching Social Work Micro Practice / Pamela Black and Marta M. Miranda --
Multicultural Novels in Education / Elizabeth Berg Leer --
Theories and (Legal) Practice for Teachers in Training / Colin C. Irvine.
Responsibility: edited by Colin C. Irvine.

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Helps educators learn how to incorporate novels in courses in English, the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and professional studies. This book includes chapters, which focus on using the  Read more...

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