Approaches to Teaching Melville s Moby Dick

Now at seventy-three volumes, this popular MLA series (ISSN 10591133) addresses a broad range of literary texts.

Author: Martin Bickman

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer

ISBN: 087352490X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 157

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Now at seventy-three volumes, this popular MLA series (ISSN 10591133) addresses a broad range of literary texts. Each volume surveys teaching aids and critical material and brings together essays that apply a variety of perspectives to teaching the text. Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, student teachers, education specialists, and teachers in all humanities disciplines will find these volumes particularly helpful.
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Approaches to Teaching Melville s Moby Dick

Now at seventy-three volumes, this popular MLA series (ISSN 10591133) addresses a broad range of literary texts.

Author: Martin Bickman

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer

ISBN: 0873524896

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 157

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Now at seventy-three volumes, this popular MLA series (ISSN 10591133) addresses a broad range of literary texts. Each volume surveys teaching aids and critical material and brings together essays that apply a variety of perspectives to teaching the text. Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, student teachers, education specialists, and teachers in all humanities disciplines will find these volumes particularly helpful.
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The Errant Art of Moby Dick

Approaches to Teaching Melville's “ Moby - Dick . " New York : Modern Language Association of America , 1985 . Blackmur , R. P. “ The Craft of Herman ...

Author: William V. Spanos

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822315998

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

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In The Errant Art of "Moby-Dick," one of America’s most distinguished critics reexamines Melville’s monumental novel and turns the occasion into a meditation on the history and implications of canon formation. In Moby-Dick—a work virtually ignored and discredited at the time of its publication—William V. Spanos uncovers a text remarkably suited as a foundation for a "New Americanist" critique of the ideology based on Puritan origins that was codified in the canon established by "Old Americanist" critics from F. O. Matthiessen to Lionel Trilling. But Spanos also shows, with the novel still as his focus, the limitations of this "New Americanist" discourse and its failure to escape the totalizing imperial perspective it finds in its predecessor. Combining Heideggerian ontology with a sociopolitical perspective derived primarily from Foucault, the reading of Moby-Dick that forms the center of this book demonstrates that the traditional identification of Melville’s novel as a "romance" renders it complicitous in the discourse of the Cold War. At the same time, Spanos shows how New Americanist criticism overlooks the degree to which Moby-Dick anticipates not only America’s self-representation as the savior of the world against communism, but also the emergent postmodern and anti-imperial discourse deployed against such an image. Spanos’s critique reveals the extraordinary relevance of Melville’s novel as a post-Cold War text, foreshadowing not only the self-destructive end of the historical formation of the American cultural identity in the genocidal assault on Vietnam, but also the reactionary labeling of the current era as "the end of history." This provocative and challenging study presents not only a new view of the development of literary history in the United States, but a devastating critique of the genealogy of ideology in the American cultural establishment.
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A study guide for American Literature to 1900

Richard Chase called Moby-Dick an American epic, and argued that a hundred years ... of a Narrative Form,” in Approaches to Teaching Melville's Moby-Dick, ...

Author: Mª Teresa Gibert Maceda

Publisher: Editorial Universitaria Ramon Areces

ISBN: 9788480047487

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Esta guía esta pensada para utilizarse conjuntamente con el libro American literature to 1900 de la misma autora y editado por la misma editorial. Ofrece los siguientes recursos adicionales como un extenso material complementario que ayuda y guía al alumno a lo largo de las 24 unidades, una colección de veinte ejemplos de exámenes y un glosario con una lista de los términos más importantes de la literatura en general y de la literatura americana en particular.
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Reading in a Participatory Culture

Remixing Moby-Dick in the English Classroom Henry Jenkins, Wyn Kelley ... and what hap— pened when those approaches got into the hands of gifted teachers.

Author: Henry Jenkins

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807771259

Category: Education

Page: 221

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Building on the groundbreaking research of the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning initiative, this book crosses the divide between digital literacies and traditional print culture to engage a generation of students who can read with a book in one hand and a mouse in the other. Reading in a Participatory Culture tells the story of an innovative experiment that brought together playwright and director Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, Melville scholar Wyn Kelley, and new media scholar Henry Jenkins to develop an exciting new curriculum to reshape the middle- and high-school English language arts classroom. This book offers highlights from the resources developed for teaching Herman Melvilles Moby-Dick and outlines basic principles of design, implementation, and assessment that can be applied to any text.
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Reading Fiction in Antebellum America

19, 1851, rpt. in hershel Parker and harrison hayford, moby-Dick as Doubloon: Essays ... The Rationale of Narrative Form,”Approaches to Teaching mobyDick, ...

Author: James L. Machor

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801899331

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

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In so doing, Machor takes us ever closer to understanding the particular and varying reading strategies of historical audiences and how they impacted authors’ conceptions of their own readership.
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A Reference Guide for English Studies

Z - 124 Approaches to Teaching Melville's Moby - Dick . Z - 124 Approaches to Teaching Milton's Paradise Lost . Z - 124 Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's ...

Author: Michael J. Marcuse

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520079922

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 790

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This text is an introduction to the full range of standard reference tools in all branches of English studies. More than 10,000 titles are included. The Reference Guide covers all the areas traditionally defined as English studies and all the field of inquiry more recently associated with English studies. British and Irish, American and world literatures written in English are included. Other fields covered are folklore, film, literary theory, general and comparative literature, language and linguistics, rhetoric and composition, bibliography and textual criticism and women's studies.
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Savage Eye

Teaching Moby - Dick in the Light of Turner . " Approaches to Teaching Melville's Moby - Dick . Ed . Martin Bickman . New York : MLA , 1985. 135-39 .

Author: Christopher Sten

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 087338444X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

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He explains when and where in Melville's wanderings throughout America, Europe, and the Near East he saw these works, then describes how Melville made use of the life and work of these artists in his own fiction and poetry. The collection includes new essays on Moby Dick and J.M.W. Turner; Melville's fascination with Dutch genre painting; his appropriation of work by Cole and Vanderlyn for his magazine fiction; his use of early representations of the plague in Israel Potter; the relationship between the satirical cartoons of Daumier and the figures of The Confidence-Man; Timoleon's many artistic subjects; and the power of classical icons to shape the moral and aesthetic conflicts in Billy Budd. Also found here are theoretical essays on Melville and the picturesque; the modernism of Melville's aesthetic vision; his "anti-architectural" theory of literature; and his extensive reading in art history and art theory, from the classical to his own period.
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Approaches to Teaching Sand s Indiana

Ed. Richard T. Gray. 1995. Keats's Poetry. Ed. Walter H. Evert and Jack ... Ed. Richard K. Emmerson. 1990. Melville's Moby-Dick. Ed. Martin Bickman. 1985.

Author: David A. Powell

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603292115

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Indiana, George Sand’s first solo novel, opens with the eponymous heroine brooding and bored in her husband’s French countryside estate, far from her native Île Bourbon (now Réunion). Written in 1832, the novel appeared during a period of French history marked by revolution and regime change, civil unrest and labor concerns, and slave revolts and the abolitionist movement, when women faced rigid social constraints and had limited rights within the institution of marriage. With this politically charged history serving as a backdrop for the novel, Sand brings together Romanticism, realism, and the idealism that would characterize her work, presenting what was deemed by her contemporaries a faithful and candid representation of nineteenth-century France. This volume gathers pedagogical essays that will enhance the teaching of Indiana and contribute to students’ understanding and appreciation of the novel. The first part gives an overview of editions and translations of the novel and recommends useful background readings. Contributors to the second part present various approaches to the novel, focusing on four themes: modes of literary narration, gender and feminism, slavery and colonialism, and historical and political upheaval. Each essay offers a fresh perspective on Indiana, suited not only to courses on French Romanticism and realism but also to interdisciplinary discussions of French colonial history or law.
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Approaches to Teaching Behn s Oroonoko

Ed. Richard T. Gray. 1995. Keats's Poetry. ... Ed. Joan L. Brown. 2013. Medieval English Drama. Ed. Richard K. Emmerson. 1990. Melville's Moby-Dick.

Author: Cynthia Richards

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603291712

Category: Education

Page: 227

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Once merely a footnote in Restoration and eighteenth-century studies and rarely taught, Oroonoko; or, The Royal Slave (1688), by Aphra Behn, is now essential reading for scholars and a classroom favorite. It appears in general surveys and in courses on early modern British writers, postcolonial literature, American literature, women's literature, drama, the slave narrative, and autobiography. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials," provides not only resources for the teacher of Oroonoko but also a brief chronology of Behn's life and work. In part 2, "Approaches," essays offer a diversity of perspectives appropriate to a text that challenges student assumptions and contains not one story but many: Oroonoko as a romance, as a travel account, as a heroic tragedy, as a window to seventeenth-century representations of race, as a reflection of Tory-Whig conflict in the time of Charles II.
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Approaches to Teaching Cervantes s Don Quixote

Ed. Richard T. Gray. 1995. Keats's Poetry. Ed. Walter H. Evert and Jack ... Ed. Richard K. Emmerson. 1990. Melville's Moby-Dick. Ed. Martin Bickman. 1985.

Author: James A. Parr

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603291897

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This second edition of Approaches to Teaching Cervantes's Don Quixote highlights dramatic changes in pedagogy and scholarship in the last thirty years: today, critics and teachers acknowledge that subject position, cultural identity, and political motivations afford multiple perspectives on the novel, and they examine both literary and sociohistorical contextualization with fresh eyes. Part 1, "Materials," contains information about editions of Don Quixote, a history and review of the English translations, and a survey of critical studies and Internet resources. In part 2, "Approaches," essays cover such topics as the Moors of Spain in Cervantes's time; using film and fine art to teach his novel; and how to incorporate psychoanalytic theory, satire, science and technology, gender, role-playing, and other topics and techniques in a range of twenty-first-century classroom settings.
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Figuring Madness in Nineteenth Century Fiction

Semiotic Approaches to Psychotherapy. ... In Approaches to Teaching Melville's Moby-Dick. ... Brodhead, Richard, Hawthorne, Melville, and the Novel.

Author: C. Wiesenthal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230371316

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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How are signs and symptoms of psychic alienation variously enfigured in literary texts? And how do readers invariably figure in some form of the 'madness' they attempt to figure out? These are some of the questions addressed by Figuring Madness , a study which employs the insights of current post-structuralist psychoanalysis and semiotic theory to examine the complex interimplication of the subject and object of madness that is always implied by the dynamics of analytic dia-gnosis. In its focus on the implications of writing and reading signs of madness, the study offers new interpretations of both canonical and non-canonical texts by authors spanning the period from Jane Austen and Anthony Trollope to Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Henry James.
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Resources in Education

ED 289 925 Moby Dick Ahab's Speeches : Bombs or Bombastics ? ... ED 285 567 Research in Distance Education : A System Modeling Approach .

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Research in Education

BR - 6-2075 ED 018 442 TEACHING " MOBY DICK , " A METHOD AND AS APPROACH . ED 020 99 ON TEACHING ARCELLANA'S " THE MATS " . ED 016 647 TEACHING THE ...

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Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jack London

Ed. Richard T. Gray. 1995. Keats's Poetry. Ed. Walter H. Evert and Jack ... Ed. Richard K. Emmerson. 1990. Melville's Moby-Dick. Ed. Martin Bickman. 1985.

Author: Kenneth K. Brandt

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603291811

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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A prolific and enduringly popular author--and an icon of American fiction--Jack London is a rewarding choice for inclusion in classrooms from middle school to graduate programs. London's biography and the role played by celebrity have garnered considerable attention, but the breadth of his personal experiences and political views and the many historical and cultural contexts that shaped his work are key to gaining a nuanced view of London's corpus of works, as this volume's wide-ranging perspectives and examples attest. The first section of this volume, "Materials," surveys the many resources available for teaching London, including editions of his works, sources for his photography, and audiovisual aids. In part 2, "Approaches," contributors recommend practices for teaching London's works through the lenses of socialism and class, race, gender, ecocriticism and animal studies, theories of evolution, legal theory, and regional history, both in frequently taught texts such as The Call of the Wild, "To Build a Fire," and Martin Eden and in his lesser-known works.
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Approaches to Teaching the Works of Anton Chekhov

Ed. Richard K. Emmerson. 1990. Melville's Moby-Dick. Ed. Martin Bickman. 1985. Metaphysical Poets. Ed. Sidney Gottlieb. 1990. Miller's Death of a Salesman.

Author: Michael C. Finke

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603292696

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Chekhov's works are unflinching in the face of human frailty. With their emphasis on the dignity and value of individuals during unique moments, they help us better understand how to exist with others when we are fundamentally alone. Written in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century, when the country began to move fitfully toward industrialization and grappled with the influence of Western liberalism even as it remained an autocracy, Chekhov's plays and stories continue to influence contemporary writers. The essays in this volume provide classroom strategies for teaching Chekhov's stories and plays, discuss how his medical training and practice related to his literary work, and compare Chekhov with writers both Russian and American. The volume also aims to help instructors with the daunting array of new editions in English, as well as with the ever-growing list of titles in visual media: filmed theater productions of his plays, adaptations of the plays and stories scripted for film, and amateur performances freely available online.
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Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Henry Fielding

Ed. Richard T. Gray. 1995. Keats's Poetry. Ed. Walter H. Evert and Jack ... Ed. Richard K. Emmerson. 1990. Melville's Moby-Dick. Ed. Martin Bickman. 1985.

Author: Jennifer Preston Wilson

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603292252

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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The works of Henry Fielding, though written nearly three hundred years ago, retain their sense of comedy and innovation in the face of tradition, and they easily engage the twenty-first-century student with many aspects of eighteenth-century life: travel, inns, masquerades, political and religious factions, the '45, prisons and the legal system, gender ideals and realities, social class. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials," discusses the available editions of Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones, Shamela, Jonathan Wild, and Amelia; suggests useful critical and contextual works for teaching them; and recommends helpful audiovisual and electronic resources. The essays of part 2, "Approaches," demonstrate that many of the methods and models used for one novel--the romance tradition, Fielding's legal and journalistic writing, his techniques as a playwright, the ideas of Machiavelli--can be adapted to others.
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Approaches to Teaching the Works of John Dryden

Ed. Richard K. Emmerson. 1990. Melville's Moby-Dick. Ed. Martin Bickman. 1985. Metaphysical Poets. Ed. Sidney Gottlieb. 1990. Miller's Death of a Salesman.

Author: Jayne Lewis

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603291675

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Which John Dryden should be brought into the twenty-first-century college classroom? The rehabilitator of the ancients? The first of the moderns? The ambivalent laureate? The sidelined convert to Rome? The literary theorist? The translator? The playwright? The poet? This volume in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature addresses the tensions, contradictions, and versatility of a writer who, in the words of Samuel Johnson, "found [English poetry] brick, and left it marble," who was, in the words of Walter Scott, "one of the greatest of our masters." Part 1, "Materials," offers a guide to the teaching editions of Dryden's work and a discussion of the background resources, from biographies and literary criticism to social, cultural, political, and art histories. In part 2, "Approaches," essays describe different pedagogical entries into Dryden and his time. These approaches cover subjects as various as genre, adaptation, literary rivalry, musical setting, and political and religious poetry in classroom situations that range from the traditional survey to learning through performance.
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