Critical Reading Across the Curriculum Volume 1

Critical Reading Across the Curriculum  Volume 1
Author: Robert DiYanni,Anton Borst
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN: 1119154871
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Reading Across the Curriculum Volume 1 Book Excerpt:

Powerful strategies, tools, and techniques for educators teaching students critical reading skills in the humanities. Every educator understands the importance of teaching students how to read critically. Even the best teachers, however, find it challenging to translate their own learned critical reading practices into explicit strategies for their students. Critical Reading Across the Curriculum: Humanities, Volume 1 presents exceptional insight into what educators require to facilitate critical and creative thinking skills. Written by scholar-educators from across the humanities, each of the thirteen essays in this volume describes strategies educators have successfully executed to develop critical reading skills in students studying the humanities. These include ways to help students: focus actively re-read and reflect, to re-think, and re-consider understand the close relationship between reading and writing become cognizant of the critical importance of context in critical reading and of making contextual connections learn to ask the right questions in critical reading and reasoning appreciate reading as dialogue, debate, and engaged conversation In addition, teachers will find an abundance of innovative exercises and activities encouraging students to practice their critical reading skills. These can easily be adapted for and applied across many disciplines and course curricula in the humanities. The lifelong benefits of strong critical reading skills are undeniable. Students with properly developed critical reading skills are confident learners with an enriched understanding of the world around them. They advance academically and are prepared for college success. This book arms educators (librarians, high school teachers, university lecturers, and beyond) with the tools to teach a most paramount lesson.

Critical Reading Across the Curriculum

Critical Reading Across the Curriculum
Author: Robert DiYanni,Anton Borst
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-02-06
ISBN: 111915488X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Reading Across the Curriculum Book Excerpt:

Powerful strategies, tools, and techniques for educators teaching students critical reading skills in the humanities. Every educator understands the importance of teaching students how to read critically. Even the best teachers, however, find it challenging to translate their own learned critical reading practices into explicit strategies for their students. Critical Reading Across the Curriculum: Humanities, Volume 1 presents exceptional insight into what educators require to facilitate critical and creative thinking skills. Written by scholar-educators from across the humanities, each of the thirteen essays in this volume describes strategies educators have successfully executed to develop critical reading skills in students studying the humanities. These include ways to help students: focus actively re-read and reflect, to re-think, and re-consider understand the close relationship between reading and writing become cognizant of the critical importance of context in critical reading and of making contextual connections learn to ask the right questions in critical reading and reasoning appreciate reading as dialogue, debate, and engaged conversation In addition, teachers will find an abundance of innovative exercises and activities encouraging students to practice their critical reading skills. These can easily be adapted for and applied across many disciplines and course curricula in the humanities. The lifelong benefits of strong critical reading skills are undeniable. Students with properly developed critical reading skills are confident learners with an enriched understanding of the world around them. They advance academically and are prepared for college success. This book arms educators (librarians, high school teachers, university lecturers, and beyond) with the tools to teach a most paramount lesson.

The Columbia Guide to Asian American Literature Since 1945

The Columbia Guide to Asian American Literature Since 1945
Author: Guiyou Huang
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2006-08-08
ISBN: 9780231501033
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Columbia Guide to Asian American Literature Since 1945 Book Excerpt:

The Columbia Guide to Asian American Literature Since 1945

Culinary Aesthetics and Practices in Nineteenth Century American Literature

Culinary Aesthetics and Practices in Nineteenth Century American Literature
Author: M. Drews,M. Elbert
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2009-10-26
ISBN: 0230103146
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culinary Aesthetics and Practices in Nineteenth Century American Literature Book Excerpt:

Culinary Aesthetics and Practices in Nineteenth-Century American Literature examines the preponderance of food imagery in nineteenth-century literary texts. Contributors to this volume analyze the social, political, and cultural implications of scenes involving food and dining and illustrate how "aesthetic" notions of culinary preparation are often undercut by the actual practices of cooking and eating. As contributors interrogate the values and meanings behind culinary discourses, they complicate commonplace notions about American identity and question the power structure behind food production and consumption.

Humanities

Humanities
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Humanities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humanities Book Excerpt:

The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature
Author: Joy Porter,Kenneth M. Roemer
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005-07-21
ISBN: 1139827022
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature Book Excerpt:

Invisible, marginal, expected - these words trace the path of recognition for American Indian literature written in English since the late eighteenth century. This Companion chronicles and celebrates that trajectory by defining relevant institutional, historical, cultural, and gender contexts, by outlining the variety of genres written since the 1770s, and also by focusing on significant authors who established a place for Native literature in literary canons in the 1970s (Momaday, Silko, Welch, Ortiz, Vizenor), achieved international recognition in the 1980s (Erdrich), and performance-celebrity status in the 1990s (Harjo and Alexie). In addition to the seventeen chapters written by respected experts - Native and non-Native; American, British and European scholars - the Companion includes bio-bibliographies of forty authors, maps, suggestions for further reading, and a timeline which details major works of Native American literature and mainstream American literature, as well as significant social, cultural and historical events. An essential overview of this powerful literature.

Writing Indian Native Conversations

Writing Indian  Native Conversations
Author: John Lloyd Purdy
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0803226500
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Indian Native Conversations Book Excerpt:

By revisiting some of the classics of the genre and offering critical readings of their distinctive qualities and shades of meaning, Purdy celebrates their dynamic literary qualities. Interwoven with this personal reflection on the last thirty years of work in the genre are interviews with prominent Native American scholars and writers (including Paula Gunn Allen, Simon Ortiz, Gerald Vizenor, Sherman Alexie, and Louis Owens), who offer their own insights about Native literatures and the future of the genre. In this book their voices provide the original, central conversation that leads to read.

Feminist Conversations

Feminist Conversations
Author: Christina Zwarg
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN: 1501717448
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feminist Conversations Book Excerpt:

In a new account of the relationship between Margaret Fuller and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Christina Zwarg recreates a feminist conversation that has gone unheard. In Zwarg's view, the intimate, yet restrained, letters between the two writers are most significant in confronting the challenges posed by gender and desire. Focusing on their exploration of Charles Fourier's utopianism and particularly his concept of "passionate attraction," Zwarg offers the only detailed reading of Emerson's letters to Fuller.

Conversations with LeAnne Howe

Conversations with LeAnne Howe
Author: Kirstin L. Squint
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2022-02-15
ISBN: 1496836464
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with LeAnne Howe Book Excerpt:

Conversations with LeAnne Howe is the first collection of interviews with the groundbreaking Choctaw author, whose genre-bending works take place in the US Southeast, Oklahoma, and beyond our national borders to bring Native American characters and themes to the global stage. Best known for her American Book Award–winning novel Shell Shaker (2001), LeAnne Howe (b. 1951) is also a poet, playwright, screenwriter, essayist, theorist, and humorist. She has held numerous honors including a Fulbright Distinguished Scholarship in Amman, Jordan, from 2010 to 2011, and she was the recipient of the Modern Language Association’s first Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages for her travelogue, Choctalking on Other Realities (2013). Spanning the period from 2002 to 2020, the interviews in this collection delve deeply into Howe’s poetics, her innovative critical methodology of tribalography, her personal history, and her position on subjects ranging from the Lone Ranger to Native American mascots. Two previously unpublished interviews, “‘An American in New York’: LeAnne Howe” (2019) and “Genre-Sliding on Stage with LeAnne Howe” (2020), explore unexamined areas of her personal history and how it impacted her creative work, including childhood trauma and her incubation as a playwright in the 1980s. These conversations along with 2019’s Occult Poetry Radio interview also give important insights on the background of Howe’s newest critically acclaimed work, Savage Conversations (2019), about Mary Todd Lincoln’s hallucination of a “Savage Indian” during her time in Bellevue Place sanitarium. Taken as a whole, Conversations with LeAnne Howe showcases the development and continued impact of one of the most important Indigenous American writers of the twenty-first century.

Teaching World History

Teaching World History
Author: Heidi Roupp
Publsiher: M.E. Sharpe
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1996-12-26
ISBN: 9780765632227
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching World History Book Excerpt:

This practical volume includes a unique selection of materials proven effective in classrooms across the country. These are selections on global, comparative, and cross-cultural approaches to world history, with individual chapters on art, gender, religion, environment, civilizations, cities, political systems, religion and philosophy, literature, trade, and technology. World history teachers, from high school to college undergraduate, will profit from its --lesson plans; --reading and multi-media recommendations; --suggestions for classroom activities.

Mediation in Contemporary Native American Fiction

Mediation in Contemporary Native American Fiction
Author: James Ruppert
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780806127491
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mediation in Contemporary Native American Fiction Book Excerpt:

Mediation is the term James Ruppert uses to describe his important new theory of reading Native American fiction. Focusing on novels of six major contemporary American writers - N. Scott Momaday, James Welch, Leslie Silko, Gerald Vizenor, D'Arcy McNickle, and Louise Erdrich - Ruppert analyzes the ways in which these writers draw upon their bicultural heritage, guiding Native and non-Native readers alike to a different and expanded understanding of each other's worlds. While Native American writers may criticize white society, revealing its past and present injustices, their emphasis, Ruppert argues, is on healing, survival, and continuance. Their fiction aims to produce cross-cultural understanding rather than divisiveness. To that end they articulate the perspectives and values of competing world views. In particular they create characters who manifest what Ruppert calls "multiple identities" - determined by both Native and non-Native perceptions of the self. These writers use a variety of narrative techniques deriving from different cultural traditions. They might incorporate Native oral storytelling techniques, adapting them to written form, or they might reconstruct Native mythologies, investing them with new meaning and relevance by applying them to contemporary situations. As novel-writers, they also include features more characteristic of western European writing - such as the omniscient narrator or the detective-story plot.

Religion and American Literature Since 1950

Religion and American Literature Since 1950
Author: Mark Eaton
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-04-16
ISBN: 1350123773
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and American Literature Since 1950 Book Excerpt:

From Flannery O'Connor and James Baldwin to the post-9/11 writings of Don DeLillo, imaginative writers have often been the most insightful chroniclers of the USA's changing religious life since the end of World War II. Exploring a wide range of writers from Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and secular faiths, this book is an in-depth study of contemporary fiction's engagement with religious belief, identity and practice. Through readings of major writers of our time like Saul Bellow, E. L. Doctorow, Philip Roth, Marilynne Robinson and John Updike, Mark Eaton discovers a more nuanced picture of the varieties of American religious experience: that they are more commonplace than cultural ideas of progressive secularisation or faith-based polarization might suggest.

Conversations with Ishmael Reed

Conversations with Ishmael Reed
Author: Ishmael Reed
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780878058150
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Ishmael Reed Book Excerpt:

As a fiercely independent thinker, Ishmael Reed, author of Mumbo Jumbo, Flight to Canada, Reckless Eyeballing, and other works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, is often in conflict with the culture that appears to have a compulsive need to cage its artists and intellectuals in worn-out cliches and labels. As a writer who experiments in many forms and genres, and one who embraces postmodernism rather than protest and naturalism, Reed defies popular conceptions of what American writers, particularly black American male writers, should be or do. In this collection of candid interviews, Reed discusses how critics, especially from the northeastern establishment have consistently marginalized African American writers by placing them in the "either-or thing of Christianity and Communism." As he does in his writing, Reed uses invective, satire, and humor to show how those people judging American literature "have made no attempt to understand recent American writing." Bruce Dick is a professor English and African American studies at Appalachian State University. Amritjit Singh is a professor of English at Rhode Island College and co-editor of Postcolonial Theory and the United States, published by University Press of Mississippi in 2000.

Romantic Education in Nineteenth Century American Literature

Romantic Education in Nineteenth Century American Literature
Author: Monika M Elbert,Lesley Ginsberg
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2014-12-05
ISBN: 1317671783
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Romantic Education in Nineteenth Century American Literature Book Excerpt:

American publishing in the long nineteenth century was flooded with readers, primers, teaching-training manuals, children’s literature, and popular periodicals aimed at families. These publications attest to an abiding faith in the power of pedagogy that has its roots in transatlantic Romantic conceptions of pedagogy and literacy. The essays in this collection examine the on-going influence of Romanticism in the long nineteenth century on American thinking about education, as depicted in literary texts, in historical accounts of classroom dynamics, or in pedagogical treatises. They also point out that though this influence was generally progressive, the benefits of this social change did not reach many parts of American society. This book is therefore an important reference for scholars of Romantic studies, American studies, historical pedagogy and education.

Asian American Literature in Transition 1965 1996 Volume 3

Asian American Literature in Transition  1965   1996  Volume 3
Author: Asha Nadkarni,Cathy J. Schlund-Vials
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05-31
ISBN: 1108922317
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian American Literature in Transition 1965 1996 Volume 3 Book Excerpt:

Asian American Literature in Transition Volume Three: 1965–1996 offers a multidisciplinary perspective on the political and aesthetic stakes of what is now recognizable as an Asian American literary canon. It takes as its central focus the connections among literature, history, and migration, exploring how the formation of Asian American literary studies is necessarily inflected by demographic changes, student activism, the institutionalization of Asian American studies within the U.S. academy, U.S foreign policy (specifically the Cold War and conflicts in Southeast Asia), and the emergence of 'diaspora' and 'transnationalism' as important critical frames. Moving through sections that consider migration and identity, aesthetics and politics, canon formation, and transnationalism and diaspora, this volume tracks predominant themes within Asian American literature to interrogate an ever-evolving field. It features nineteen original essays by leading scholars, and is accessible to beginners in the field and more advanced researchers alike.

Reconsidering Longfellow

Reconsidering Longfellow
Author: Christoph Irmscher,Robert Arbour
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2014-02-19
ISBN: 1611476747
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconsidering Longfellow Book Excerpt:

Ten essays provide a new approach to the work of the most popular American poet of all time. The essays, written by a new generation of Longfellow scholars, cover the entire range of Longfellow’s work, from the early poetry to the wildly successful epics of his middle period (Evangeline, The Song of Hiawatha) to his Chaucerian collection of stories published after the Civil War, Tales of a Wayside Inn. Many of the essays rely on unpublished archival sources from the Longfellow collections at the Longfellow House-George Washington National Historic Site and at the Houghton Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Masculinity and Place in American Literature since 1950

Masculinity and Place in American Literature since 1950
Author: Vidya Ravi
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2019-05-15
ISBN: 149858733X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masculinity and Place in American Literature since 1950 Book Excerpt:

This volume explores the relationship in postwar American literature between masculinity and place, tracing the development of the 'domesticated man' of midcentury and the continual subversion of this established vision of masculinity by alternate systems of symbols and ecological consciousness.

Postindian Conversations

Postindian Conversations
Author: Gerald Vizenor,A. Robert Lee
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2003-06-01
ISBN: 9780803296282
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postindian Conversations Book Excerpt:

Postindian Conversations is the first collection of in-depth interviews with Gerald Vizenor, one of the most powerful and provocative voices in the Native world today. These lively conversations with the preeminent novelist and cultural critic reveal much about the man, his literary creations, and his critical perspectives on important issues affecting Native peoples at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The book also casts new light on his sometimes controversial ideas about contemporary Native identity, politics, economics, scholarship, and literature. Gerald Vizenor is a professor of American Studies and Native American literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the American Book Award-winner Griever: An American Monkey King in China. A. Robert Lee is a professor of American literature at Nihon University in Tokyo. His books include Designs of Blackness: Mappings in the Literature and Culture of Afro-America. His edited works include Shadow Distance: A Gerald Vizenor Reader.

Politics Literature and Film in Conversation

Politics  Literature  and Film in Conversation
Author: Matthew D. Dinan,Natalie Taylor,Denise Schaeffer,Paul E. Kirkland
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN: 1498585906
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics Literature and Film in Conversation Book Excerpt:

Inspired and in honor of the work of noted political theorist Mary P. Nichols, the essays in this volume explore political ideas and implications in a range of works of philosophy, literature, and film from classical antiquity to the present day, creating an interdisciplinary conversation across genres.

Notes of Conversations 1848 1875

Notes of Conversations  1848 1875
Author: Amos Bronson Alcott
Publsiher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780838641187
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notes of Conversations 1848 1875 Book Excerpt:

Notes of Conversations, 1848-1875 is a volume of transcripts of conversations conducted by the nineteenth-century American philosopher and educator A. Bronson Alcott at various locations in New England and the Midwest. The transcripts have been created from unpublished manuscripts in the Alcott collection at Harvard University and Concord Free Library, as well as published contemporary articles in The Radical, New York Daily Tribune, and The Chicago Tribune. Gathered in this volume, Alcott's transcripts vividly reflect American intellectual concerns from the years preceding the Civil War through the beginning of the Gilded Age.