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Academic Cultures: Professional Preparation and the Teaching Life
"The authors of these essays intend to bridge the chasm between ivory tower and real-world academia. . . . In candid, often vivid first-person accounts, they explain how they have... more info

Editor(s): Sean P. Murphy


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Afro-American Literature
The Reconstruction of Instruction
This book is devoted exclusively to critical discussions of Afro-American literature and focuses specifically on critical issues that are especially pertinent to designing courses in Afro-American literature. ... more info

Editor(s): Dexter Fisher, Robert B. Stepto
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Approaches to Teaching Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, with sales exceeding three million copies, is one of the most widely read works of contemporary fiction. A classic of African literature, it is taught... more info

Editor(s): Bernth Lindfors
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Approaches to Teaching the Arthurian Tradition
In Approaches to Teaching the Arthurian Tradition, instructors who have taught Arthurian material in contexts from high school to graduate school draw on their experience to address a range of... more info

Editor(s): Maureen Fries, Jeanie Watson
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Approaches to Teaching Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Other Works
Margaret Atwood's works, especially The Handmaid's Tale, are widely taught not only in literature courses but also in economics, political science, sociology, film, and business courses. ... more info

Editor(s): Sharon R. Wilson, Thomas B. Friedman, Shannon Hengen
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Approaches to Teaching Austen's Emma
Critics of Austen's Emma have remarked on both its pleasures and its difficulties. ... more info

Editor(s): Marcia McClintock Folsom


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Approaches to Teaching Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is one of the most popular and widely taught works of English literature. ... more info

Editor(s): Marcia McClintock Folsom
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Approaches to Teaching Balzac's Old Goriot
Old Goriot is not only the most read of Balzac's works but also one of the most commonly taught of all French novels. This collection of essays, as the editor... more info

Editor(s): Michal Peled Ginsburg


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Approaches to Teaching Baudelaire's Flowers of Evil
Charles Baudelaire's Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal) may be the most influential, and perhaps the greatest, book of lyric poetry in French literature. ... more info

Editor(s): Laurence M. Porter


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Approaches to Teaching Beckett's Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot offers as much of a challenge in the classroom today as it did to its early audiences in the 1950s. It has become "the centerpiece of a... more info

Editor(s): June Schlueter, Enoch Brater
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Approaches to Teaching Beowulf
During recent decades, the study of Beowulf has flourished in liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and high schools. Useful for new instructors as well as medieval scholars, this collection of... more info

Editor(s): Jess B. Bessinger, Jr., Robert F. Yeager
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Approaches to Teaching Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Responses to a survey conducted for this volume indicate that most teachers of Blake begin with Songs of Innocence and of Experience; the work is included in the syllabi of... more info

Editor(s): Robert F. Gleckner, Mark L. Greenberg


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Approaches to Teaching Boccaccio's Decameron
Boccaccio's highly teachable work is easily excerpted, and the essays in this collection describe stimulating ways to introduce these tales to undergraduates. ... more info

Editor(s): James H. McGregor
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Approaches to Teaching British Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Although British women poets such as Charlotte Turner Smith, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, and Felicia Hemans were influential and widely acknowledged during the Romantic period, only recently have many scholars and... more info

Editor(s): Stephen C. Behrendt, Harriet Kramer Linkin
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Approaches to Teaching Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre
Taught more frequently than any of Charlotte Brontë's other novels, Jane Eyre presents distinct problems for the contemporary undergraduate instructor, one being the work's sheer length. ... more info

Editor(s): Diane Long Hoeveler, Beth Lau
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Approaches to Teaching Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights
"Wuthering Heights is a major literary text taught in a wide variety of courses, from freshman writing courses to graduate seminars. This excellent addition to the MLA Approaches to Teaching... more info

Editor(s): Sue Lonoff, Terri A. Hasseler


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Approaches to Teaching Byron's Poetry
As the volume editor, Frederick W. Shilstone, explains in his preface, this book originated in hallways, at conferences, and in classrooms, with colleagues and students "who share my enthusiasm for... more info

Editor(s): Frederick W. Shilstone
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Approaches to Teaching Camus's The Plague
Thirty-five years ago Germaine Brée wrote that The Plague "is, within its limits, a great novel, the most disturbing, most moving novel yet to have come out of the chaos... more info

Editor(s): Steven G. Kellman
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Approaches to Teaching Cather's My Ántonia
Unlike many other great works of English literature, My Ántonia is immediately accessible to today's students. "Cather's novel is so clear," Susan J. Rosowski says, "so apparently effortless, that it... more info

Editor(s): Susan J. Rosowski


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Approaches to Teaching Cervantes' Don Quixote
Approaches to Teaching Cervantes' Don Quixote brings together resources and strategies for teaching the novel to undergraduates. ... more info

Editor(s): Richard Bjornson


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Approaches to Teaching Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
The inaugural volume in the MLA's popular Approaches to Teaching World Literature series comprises bibliographic and instructional essays devoted to the first great English poet. ... more info

Editor(s): Joseph Gibaldi
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Approaches to Teaching Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde and the Shorter Poems
"Since the works in question are seldom taught to undergraduates, this wonderful collection of essays will be invaluable to prospective teachers who are eager to share the wealth of the... more info

Editor(s): Tison Pugh, Angela Jane Weisl


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Approaches to Teaching Chopin's The Awakening
An MLA survey taken in preparation for this volume indicates that teachers are using The Awakening in no fewer than twenty areas of the college curriculum--from freshman writing and textual... more info

Editor(s): Bernard Koloski
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Approaches to Teaching Coleridge's Poetry and Prose
Richard Matlak, the editor of this Approaches volume, depicts Coleridge as both a model student and an accomplished teacher. ... more info

Editor(s): Richard E. Matlak


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Approaches to Teaching Collodi's Pinocchio and Its Adaptations
"Sherberg has gathered an array of scholars in various disciplines to approach Collodi's famous work from the multiple perspectives the text itself demands. . . . [These] essays will be... more info

Editor(s): Michael Sherberg


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Approaches to Teaching Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" and "The Secret Sharer"
Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" and "The Secret Sharer" are among the most taught and studied works of twentieth-century British fiction. ... more info

Editor(s): Hunt Hawkins, Brian W. Shaffer
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Approaches to Teaching Dante's Divine Comedy
The contributors to this collection believe that Dante can be enjoyed by college students at every level whether or not they are literature or language majors. ... more info

Editor(s): Carole Slade


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Approaches to Teaching Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
Long a centerpiece of eighteenth-century literary studies and a significant influence on the fiction of its day, Defoe's Robinson Crusoe remains a standard text for teaching the period and continues... more info

Editor(s): Maximillian E. Novak, Carl Fisher


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Approaches to Teaching Dickens's Bleak House
"This splendid volume of essays does more to highlight Dickens's dazzling achievement in Bleak House than any critical intervention I have encountered. I found practices that will translate into my... more info

Editor(s): John O. Jordan, Gordon Bigelow


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Approaches to Teaching Dickens' David Copperfield
The novels of Charles Dickens have attracted a wide and enthusiastic readership since they first appeared in the mid-nineteenth century, and in recent decades their social, biographical, and psychological elements... more info

Editor(s): Richard J. Dunn


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Approaches to Teaching Dickinson's Poetry
The life and the range of topics and tones of Emily Dickinson suit her to be included in such courses as American literature, Romanticism, realism, nineteenth-century culture, and women's literary... more info

Editor(s): Robin Riley Fast, Christine Mack Gordon


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Approaches to Teaching Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
One of the most frequently taught slave narratives, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is assigned in many courses, including American and African American literature, African American studies, women's... more info

Editor(s): James C. Hall
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Approaches to Teaching Duras's Ourika
"A treasure trove and a valuable resource for students, teachers, and scholars in a variety of fields." Margaret Waller, French Review "Professors and students in French will particularly want to... more info

Editor(s): Mary Ellen Birkett, Christopher Rivers


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Approaches to Teaching Eliot's Middlemarch
Taught to undergraduates in introductory surveys as well as in specialized upper-division courses, Middlemarch presents challenges to both teachers and students--in its length, its rich philosophical and psychological insights, its... more info

Editor(s): Kathleen Blake


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Approaches to Teaching Eliot's Poetry and Plays
According to a survey of English teachers, most students are introduced to T. S. Eliot's poetry during the first two years of college. ... more info

Editor(s): Jewel Spears Brooker


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Approaches to Teaching Shorter Elizabethan Poetry
This collection of essays presents materials and strategies for helping students and teachers share in the enjoyment of Elizabethan poetry. ... more info

Editor(s): Patrick Cheney, Anne Lake Prescott


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Approaches to Teaching Ellison's Invisible Man
Teachers of Invisible Man differ about which aspect of Ralph Ellison's novel deserves the most emphasis. According to Susan Resneck Parr, a coeditor of this volume, "some [teachers] argue that... more info

Editor(s): Susan Resneck Parr, Pancho Savery
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Approaches to Teaching English Renaissance Drama
This volume explores the compelling dramatic techniques and rich language found in a wide variety of both well-known and less-familiar Renaissance plays. ... more info

Editor(s): Karen Bamford, Alexander Leggat


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Approaches to Teaching the Works of Louise Erdrich
This volume seeks to enrich teachers--and students--understanding of the fictional world Louise Erdrich creates and to address the challenges of teaching her novels and poetry. ... more info

Editor(s): Greg Sarris, Connie A. Jacobs, James R. Giles
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Approaches to Teaching the Dramas of Euripides
Known for their fully drawn characters, artistic complexity, and a multifaceted engagement with social issues, the plays of Euripides inspire divergent critical views. ... more info

Editor(s): Robin Mitchell-Boyask


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Approaches to Teaching Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury
The works of William Faulkner have become part of the undergraduate canon in the decades since he received the Nobel Prize in 1950. While many of Faulkner's novels and stories... more info

Editor(s): Stephen Hahn, Arthur F. Kinney
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Approaches to Teaching Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
"Approaches to Teaching Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby offers instructors a resource they did not have before—a comprehensive guidebook with materials and approaches for more scholarly instruction." F. Scott Fitzgerald Review... more info

Editor(s): Jackson R. Bryer, Nancy P. VanArsdale


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Approaches to Teaching Flaubert's Madame Bovary
According to the editors of this collection of essays, Madame Bovary is "arguably the greatest novel of nineteenth-century France." ... more info

Editor(s): Laurence M. Porter, Eugene F. Gray
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Approaches to Teaching García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude
Critics have read One Hundred Years of Solitude as a cultural document, as a revolutionary narrative, and as a high point of early postmodernism. ... more info

Editor(s): María Elena de Valdés, Mario J. Valdés
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Approaches to Teaching Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Herland
Although the rediscovery in 1973 of the long-forgotten story "The Yellow Wall-Paper" (1892), by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, met an enthusiastic reception, no one expected the enormous impact it would have,... more info

Editor(s): Denise D. Knight, Cynthia J. Davis


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Approaches to Teaching Goethe's Faust
This volume provides help and encouragement to the teacher of Faust; it contains suggestions by teachers of German literature, Romance literatures, English and American literatures, comparative literature, history, and psychology. ... more info

Editor(s): Douglas J. McMillan
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Approaches to Teaching Gothic Fiction
The British and American Traditions
Recent decades have seen a revival of scholarly interest in Gothic fiction. Critics are attracted to the genre's exploration of irrationality, to its dark representation of the bourgeois family and... more info

Editor(s): Diane Long Hoeveler, Tamar Heller
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Approaches to Teaching Grass's The Tin Drum
"Indispensible to any teacher preparing to tackle Grass’s challenging novel." Deutsch: Lehren und Lernen The career of Günter Grass began dramatically in 1959, with the publication of his first... more info

Editor(s): Monika Shafi


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Approaches to Teaching the Hebrew Bible as Literature in Translation
Literary-critical approaches to the Hebrew Bible have influenced courses in secondary schools, colleges, and universities throughout North America--and courses in a variety of disciplines, including English, Hebrew, comparative literature, theology,... more info

Editor(s): Barry N. Olshen, Yael S. Feldman
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Approaches to Teaching Homer's Iliad and Odyssey
Homer's epics usually appear first in anthologies used for the general literature courses required of most college and high school students throughout the country. ... more info

Editor(s): Kostas Myrsiades
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Approaches to Teaching Ibsen's A Doll House
Since its publication over a century ago, A Doll House has often been narrowly read as a single-thesis play--as a commentary on women's rights. ... more info

Editor(s): Yvonne Shafer
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Approaches to Teaching Henry James's Daisy Miller and The Turn of the Screw
Daisy Miller and The Turn of the Screw, two of Henry James's most frequently taught works, have great appeal to both students and instructors. ... more info

Editor(s): Kimberly C. Reed, Peter G. Beidler


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Approaches to Teaching the Works of Samuel Johnson
The works of Samuel Johnson--in particular, the famous Dictionary and the Lives of the Poets--have long held a central place in the English curriculum. ... more info

Editor(s): David R. Anderson, Gwin J. Kolb


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Approaches to Teaching Joyce's Ulysses
Ulysses is generally recognized as the most influential of all modernist literary texts, and seven decades after its publication the novel continues to fascinate, tease, and engage students. ... more info

Editor(s): Kathleen McCormick, Erwin R. Steinberg
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Approaches to Teaching Kafka's Short Fiction
Ever since English-speaking readers "discovered" Kafka in the 1950s, his works have been a cornerstone of undergraduate world literature studies. ... more info

Editor(s): Richard T. Gray
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Approaches to Teaching Keats's Poetry
"Few poets are as congenial to undergraduates as Keats," write the volume editors. But they warn that if the poetry and the life and character of the poet are attractive... more info

Editor(s): Walter H. Evert, Jack W. Rhodes
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Approaches to Teaching Kingston's The Woman Warrior
One of the goals of Approaches to Teaching Kingston's The Woman Warrior is "to introduce teachers and students to the larger body of Asian American and ethnic literature [and] to... more info

Editor(s): Shirley Geok-lin Lim
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Approaches to Teaching Lafayette's The Princess of Clèves
Frequently identified in French literary histories as the first modern novel--that is, the first to focus on its characters' thoughts and feelings instead of their heroic actions--Lafayette's La Princesse de... more info

Editor(s): Faith E. Beasley, Katharine Ann Jensen


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Approaches to Teaching the Works of D. H. Lawrence
Lawrence's forceful language, imagery, and rhythms can make readers feel they are being attacked or challenged. ... more info

Editor(s): M. Elizabeth Sargent, Garry Watson


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Approaches to Teaching Lazarillo de Tormes and the Picaresque Tradition
"The collection of essays may be most fruitful for those teachers, whether experienced or novice, who are exploring ways to teach Lazarillo and the Spanish picaresque in an interdisciplinary context."... more info

Editor(s): Anne J. Cruz


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Approaches to Teaching Lessing's The Golden Notebook
When The Golden Notebook was published in 1962, Irving Howe called it "the most exciting piece of new fiction" produced in the decade. ... more info

Editor(s): Carey Kaplan, Ellen Cronan Rose


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Approaches to Teaching Mann's Death in Venice and Other Short Fiction
Widely taught in undergraduate and graduate courses, the works of Thomas Mann, the 1929 Nobel Prize laureate for literature, continue to fascinate readers. ... more info

Editor(s): Jeffrey B. Berlin


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Approaches to Teaching Marguerite de Navarre's Heptameron
"It will greatly benefit those who face the challenging pedagogical endeavor of making the study of the Heptameron accessible and rewarding." Sixteenth Century Journal "This text is a superb contribution... more info

Editor(s): Colette H. Winn


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Approaches to Teaching the Works of Carmen Martín Gaite
“Carmen Martín Gaite is one of the most important Spanish writers of the twentieth century. The diversity and complexity of her work, which includes fiction, essays, children’s literature, poetry, and... more info

Editor(s): Joan L. Brown


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Approaches to Teaching Medieval English Drama
Anyone who has recently attended a professional meeting devoted to medieval drama or witnessed a revival of a medieval play knows that the genre is alive and flourishing. ... more info

Editor(s): Richard K. Emmerson


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Approaches to Teaching Melville's Moby-Dick
Pondering the physical and metaphysical implications of the whale's circulatory system, the narrator of Moby-Dick says, "But how easy and how hopeless to teach these fine things!" ... more info

Editor(s): Martin Bickman


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Approaches to Teaching the Metaphysical Poets
Using the now controversial designation metaphysical as a term to be debated or dissected, this book helps teachers with the classroom process of discriminating among the metaphysical and other poems... more info

Editor(s): Sidney Gottlieb
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Approaches to Teaching Miller's Death of a Salesman
"If one were to hazard a guess as to what American play is the most studied at the university level," writes Matthew C. Roudané, "it might not be too fanciful... more info

Editor(s): Matthew C. Roudané


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Approaches to Teaching Milton's Paradise Lost (First Edition)
Of all Milton's works, Paradise Lost is his supreme and most influential accomplishment, but the scope of the epic, the difficulties in its form, and the strangeness of its contexts... more info

Editor(s): Galbraith M. Crump


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Approaches to Teaching Milton's Shorter Poetry and Prose
"This volume offers fledgling, even veteran, teachers an abundance of wisdom. . . . Herman and the MLA are to be congratulated for this fine book. Highly recommended." Choice ".... more info

Editor(s): Peter C. Herman


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Approaches to Teaching Molière's Tartuffe and Other Plays
The plays of Molière are immensely popular with both teachers and students, perhaps because, as the editors of this collection of essays observe, they are "immediately accessible despite their being... more info

Editor(s): James F. Gaines, Michael S. Koppisch


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Approaches to Teaching Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain
The 1969 Pulitzer Prize winner for literature, N. Scott Momaday is considered one of the greatest of twentieth-century Native American writers. ... more info

Editor(s): Kenneth M. Roemer
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Approaches to Teaching Montaigne's Essays
Debated and discussed by countless writers and readers during the last four hundred years, Montaigne's Essays constitutes the first example of a major new literary genre and originates the moralist... more info

Editor(s): Patrick Henry


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Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Toni Morrison
Teachers started assigning the novels of Toni Morrison long before she won the 1993 Nobel Prize in literature and before there was a significant body of secondary literature on the... more info

Editor(s): Nellie Y. McKay, Kathryn Earle
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Approaches to Teaching Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji
Arguably the most important work of premodern Japanese literature, Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji is a fictional narrative of courtly life in ancient Japan. ... more info

Editor(s): Edward Kamens


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Approaches to Teaching Nabokov's Lolita
"Professors Kuzmanovich and Diment have compiled a volume that can only improve the teaching of Nabokov’s best-known work." Slavic and East European Journal "The volume provides a wide array of... more info

Editor(s): Zoran Kuzmanovich, Galya Diment


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Approaches to Teaching the Works of Tim O’Brien
"This new Approaches collection is both for aficionados of Tim O’Brien (and Vietnam literature) and for those with somewhat broader literary interests. I have nothing but glowing praise for its... more info

Editor(s): Alex Vernon, Catherine Calloway


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Approaches to Teaching Poe's Prose and Poetry
"The essays provide practical activities that can be readily attempted by teachers who are open to a variety of pedagogical techniques—and who have been frustrated by students' preconceptions concerning Poe."... more info

Editor(s): Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Tony Magistrale


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Approaches to Teaching Pope's Poetry
Pope's poetry, the editors of this collection suggest, "provides...an index to social criticism, to enlightened religious belief, to witty and vivacious writing, and to the bearing of much of the... more info

Editor(s): Wallace Jackson, R. Paul Yoder


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Approaches to Teaching Proust's Fiction and Criticism
Since the first volume of Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu was published, in 1913, the work has challenged readers and critics by stretching the genre of the novel:... more info

Editor(s): Elyane Dezon-Jones, Inge Crosman Wimmers


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Approaches to Teaching Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman
"This is a remarkable collection of first-rate essays. The various discourses and approaches—political, sexual, intertexual, cinematic—all bounce off each other well and inform each other." Bruce Williams, William Paterson University... more info

Editor(s): Daniel Balderston, Francine Masiello


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Approaches to Teaching Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 and Other Works
"This helpful volume will benefit all who engage with Pynchon's work. Highly recommended." Choice "Highly recommended for college library literary studies collections." Midwest Book Review The Crying of Lot 49,... more info

Editor(s): Thomas H. Schaub


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Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Samuel Richardson
"The editors have done a superb job of bringing together a distinguished but fresh group of contributors and opinions...a thoughtful total volume." J. Paul Hunter University of Virginia The... more info

Editor(s): Lisa Zunshine, Jocelyn Harris


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Approaches to Teaching Rousseau's Confessions and Reveries of the Solitary Walker
Rousseau is read, literally, all over the world. Given the enormous place autobiographical writing has come to occupy in literary studies, his influence is not surprising. ... more info

Editor(s): John C. O'Neal, Ourida Mostefai


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Approaches to Teaching Scott’s Waverley Novels
"The contributors show teachers who are perhaps coming to Scott for the first time not simply how to teach Scott but also why they should." Peter J. Manning, Stony Brook... more info

Editor(s): Evan Gottlieb, Ian Duncan


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Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's Hamlet
For centuries Hamlet has been a source of inspiration for readers and audiences. The play's characters fascinated Romantic critics from Goethe to Coleridge, its themes interested psychoanalytic theorists from Freud... more info

Editor(s): Bernice W. Kliman


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Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's King Lear
Perhaps Shakespeare's greatest play, King Lear is likely the one most often taught at the undergraduate level, but many instructors agree that it may also be the most daunting to... more info

Editor(s): Robert H. Ray


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Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Taught widely in high school and college, Romeo and Juliet may be Shakespeare's most accessible work. Teenagers and young adults identify with the play's interfamilial conflict, the love story, and... more info

Editor(s): Maurice Hunt


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Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's The Tempest and Other Late Romances
This collection of essays, the second Approaches volume devoted to Shakespeare covers four of the Bard's later plays: The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, Cymbeline, and Pericles. ... more info

Editor(s): Maurice Hunt
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Approaches to Teaching Shelley's Frankenstein
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is both a literary work very much rooted in its age and a cultural artifact that transcends period. ... more info

Editor(s): Stephen C. Behrendt
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Approaches to Teaching Shelley's Poetry
Shelley's poetry, admits Steven E. Jones in the Keats-Shelley Journal, has proved "difficult to study and to teach well." ... more info

Editor(s): Spencer Hall


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Approaches to Teaching Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
One of the most widely taught medieval English poems, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight still provides many challenges for teachers. ... more info

Editor(s): Miriam Youngerman Miller, Jane Chance


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Approaches to Teaching the Song of Roland
"The depth and breadth of this volume are impressive, as much for the different subjects broached as for the range of specialists who participated in its creation. I particularly appreciate... more info

Editor(s): William W. Kibler, Leslie Zarker Morgan
Each book contains a CD featuring performances of the Song of Roland.


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Approaches to Teaching the Works of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
"These articles are well organized and well written and provide useful teaching strategies to convey the seventeenth-century Sor Juana and her work to twenty-first-century students on both the graduate and... more info

Editor(s): Emilie L. Bergmann, Stacey Schlau


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Approaches to Teaching Spenser's Faerie Queene
The epic poem's archaic language, formal structure, historical references, and literary allusions all present special challenges to both student and teacher--challenges that the contributors to this book believe can be... more info

Editor(s): David Lee Miller, Alexander Dunlop
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Approaches to Teaching Stendhal's The Red and the Black
"A novel is a mirror moving along a highway," writes Stendhal in The Red and the Black, his chronicle of French Restoration politics, class, and society on the eve of... more info

Editor(s): Dean de la Motte, Stirling Haig


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Approaches to Teaching Sterne's Tristram Shandy
Laurence Sterne never would have imagined, according to the volume editor Melvyn New, "that The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy would two hundred years later be read in classrooms... more info

Editor(s): Melvyn New


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Approaches to Teaching Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin
Although rarely found on college syllabi just two decades ago, Uncle Tom's Cabin is (according to an MLA survey) one of the most frequently named additions to nineteenth-century American literature... more info

Editor(s): Elizabeth Ammons, Susan Belasco


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Approaches to Teaching Swift's Gulliver's Travels
Jonathan Swift's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World--more commonly known as Gulliver's Travels--is rightly considered one of literature's great satires. ... more info

Editor(s): Edward J. Rielly


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Approaches to Teaching Teresa of Ávila and the Spanish Mystics
"I found the essays as well as the discussion of the evaluation process very stimulating from a pedagogical perspective. I also appreciated the volume's interdisciplinary orientation through its inclusion of... more info

Editor(s): Alison Weber


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Approaches to Teaching Thoreau's Walden and Other Works
In a recent survey of college teachers, Walden was mentioned more frequently than any other work as a text regularly included in nineteenth-century American literature courses. ... more info

Editor(s): Richard J. Schneider


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Approaches to Teaching Tolstoy's Anna Karenina
Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is probably the most often taught nineteenth-century Russian novel in the American academy. ... more info

Editor(s): Liza Knapp, Amy Mandelker


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Approaches to Teaching Vergil's Aeneid
Vergil's Aeneid has been the most continually read and discussed work by a Roman author in the history of Western literature. Yet it can be a challenging work to teach--Vergil... more info

Editor(s): William S. Anderson, Lorina N. Quartarone
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Approaches to Teaching Voltaire's Candide
"Candide is probably the most frequently taught work of French literature," writes Renée Waldinger, yet "students are often misled by the apparent simplicity of the tale." ... more info

Editor(s): Renée Waldinger


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Approaches to Teaching Whitman's Leaves of Grass
Called the great poet of America by the writer Max Eastman in 1943, Walt Whitman has in the past few decades secured a largely unchallenged place in the literary canon. ... more info

Editor(s): Donald D. Kummings


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Approaches to Teaching Wiesel's Night
"Rosen's collection is a valuable source for teachers, providing multiple perspectives and insight into the many levels of interpretation of a seminal Holocaust memoir." S. Lillian Kremer, author, Women's Holocaust... more info

Editor(s): Alan Rosen


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Approaches to Teaching the Works of Oscar Wilde
"This is an exceptionally rich and comprehensive collection. Many will consult it for scholarly insights alone; those who read it for ideas on teaching Wilde will find a gold mine."... more info

Editor(s): Philip E. Smith ll


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Approaches to Teaching Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway
"Whether teaching the novel for the first or twentieth time, whether in an undergraduate survey course or a doctoral seminar on Virginia Woolf, teachers will be thrilled to have such... more info

Editor(s): Eileen Barrett and Ruth O. Saxton


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Approaches to Teaching Woolf's To the Lighthouse
Many instructors find Woolf's fifth novel her most accessible because it grapples with issues that interest students. The essays in this collection show how teachers can tackle the often threatening... more info

Editor(s): Beth Rigel Daugherty, Mary Beth Pringle
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Approaches to Teaching Wordsworth's Poetry
A central figure of the English Romantic movement and the author of scores of canonical works, William Wordsworth is a mainstay of literature courses ranging from freshmen surveys to upper-level... more info

Editor(s): Spencer Hall, Jonathan Ramsey
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Approaches to Teaching Wright's Native Son
Richard Wright predicted that Bigger Thomas, his most powerful literary creation, would become "a symbolic figure of American life, a figure who would hold within him the prophecy of our... more info

Editor(s): James A. Miller


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The English Romantic Poets Collection
The English Romantic Poets Boxed Set contains seven paperback Approaches to Teaching volumes in a handsome black slipcase. ... more info
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German Studies in the United States
A Historical Handbook
In the United States, German studies traces its beginnings to the late nineteenth century, when research universities were founded on the German model. ... more info

Editor(s): Peter Uwe Hohendahl


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Integrating Literature and Writing Instruction
First-Year English, Humanities Core Courses, Seminars
"As a demonstration of possible ways to incorporate literature into the writing curriculum, the book does its work well. It provides often vivid examples of ways in which thoughtful and... more info

Editor(s): Judith H. Anderson, Christine R. Farris


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Literature as Exploration (5th edition)
Louise Rosenblatt's Literature as Exploration has influenced literary theorists and teachers of literature at all levels. This attractive trade paperback edition features a new foreword by Wayne Booth, a new... more info

Author(s): Louise M. Rosenblatt, with a foreword by Wayne Booth


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Medieval English Literature Collection
Contains six paperback Approaches to Teaching volumes in a handsome black slipcase ... more info
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Teaching British Women Playwrights of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century
"This book will be an extremely useful guide to instructors trying to bring these plays and this period into their teaching, and even their research." John O’Brien, University of Virginia... more info

Editor(s): Bonnie Nelson, Catherine Burroughs


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Teaching Children's Literature
The thirteen essays that make up the first part of Teaching Children's Literature highlight issues of canon, pedagogy, genre, and period. ... more info

Editor(s): Glenn Edward Sadler, U. C. Knoepflmacher, consultant ed.


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Teaching Contemporary Theory to Undergraduates
Teaching Contemporary Theory to Undergraduates shows readers how theory can, in the words of William E. Cain, enable teachers and students "to illuminate anew the structure of texts, to write... more info

Editor(s): Dianne F. Sadoff, William E. Cain
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Teaching Early Modern English Prose
"This volume is full of wonderful, promising, intriguing suggestions, which I will gladly borrow for my own teaching." Debora Shuger, University of California, Los Angeles "It is hard to imagine... more info

Editor(s): Susannah Brietz Monta, Margaret W. Ferguson


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Teaching Film
“An invaluable resource not only for those new to teaching film but for those of us who have been working in the discipline for a long time and have grappled... more info

Editor(s): Lucy Fischer, Patrice Petro
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Teaching Italian American Literature, Film, and Popular Culture
"This journey through the diverse and varied legacy of the Italian American experience constitutes an innovative tool and resource guide for many other fields and disciplines." Simona Zecchi, i-Italy... more info

Editor(s): Edvige Giunta, Kathleen Zamboni McCormick


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Teaching Law and Literature
"Students in undergraduate humanities courses will benefit from studying the way legal realities help shape and inform literary works. Law teachers may usefully assign chapters from the text to explore... more info

Editor(s): Austin Sarat, Cathrine O. Frank, Matthew Anderson


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Teaching Life Writing Texts
"Howes and Fuchs have spanned a remarkable breadth in terms of where their writers come from, the sorts of schools they teach in, and the life writing issues on which... more info

Editor(s): Miriam Fuchs, Craig Howes


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Teaching Literature and Language Online
"Technology has progressed from what some might have thought was a passing fad to occupy center stage in many English and foreign language departments. This is a very rich set... more info

Editor(s): Ian Lancashire


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Teaching Literature and Medicine
Courses in literature and medicine flourish in undergraduate, medical school, and continuing-education programs throughout the United States and Canada. This volume presents a variety of approaches to the subject. ... more info

Editor(s): Anne Hunsaker Hawkins, Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
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Teaching Literature and Other Arts
Focusing primarily on undergraduate teaching, this collection of eighteen pioneering essays describes courses interweaving literature with music and the visual arts. Each essay is supplemented by a syllabus of the... more info

Editor(s): Jean-Pierre Barricelli, Joseph Gibaldi, Estella Lauter
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Teaching the Literatures of Early America
In this era of shifting geopolitical boundaries, numerous books and articles question what "American" literature is, what "the literary" is, and how what is called early American literature can best... more info

Editor(s): Carla Mulford
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Teaching Narrative Theory
"Simply one of the most coherent and engaging academic books I’ve read in a good while." Garrett Stewart, University of Iowa The last two decades have seen a burst... more info

Editor(s): David Herman, Brian McHale, James Phelan


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Teaching Nineteenth-Century American Poetry
"This volume argues very powerfully that nineteenth-century American poetry encompasses much more than Whitman and Dickinson. This is an indispensable book and will be useful to both new and experienced... more info

Editor(s): Paula Bernat Bennett, Karen L. Kilcup, Philipp Schwieghauser


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Teaching North American Environmental Literature
"More than a study of nature writing, this collection of essays examines the influences that have shaped the field, such as African American, American Indian, Canadian, and Chicano literature." Book... more info

Editor(s): Laird Christensen, Mark C. Long, Fred Waage
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Teaching Oral Traditions
Research is beginning to unearth the astounding wealth of oral traditions that have served as a vital cultural activity and verbal art for peoples throughout the world, from antiquity to... more info

Editor(s): John Miles Foley


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Teaching the Representation of the Holocaust
"Can the story be told?" Jorge Semprun asked after his liberation from Buchenwald. The question is addressed from many angles in this volume of essays on teaching about the Holocaust. ... more info

Editor(s): Marianne Hirsch, Irene Kacandes
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Teaching Representations of the Spanish Civil War
"This volume is extremely valuable, not only for those contemplating teaching a course related to the Spanish Civil War (on either the war or any aspect of Spanish culture since... more info

Editor(s): Noël Valis
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Teaching Shakespeare through Performance
Teaching Shakespeare through Performance is designed for teachers of both high school and college English courses who wish to introduce performance strategies into their classroom. ... more info

Editor(s): Milla Cozart Riggio


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Teaching Tudor and Stuart Women Writers
Teaching Tudor and Stuart Women Writers summarizes the latest scholarship on British women writers who lived from roughly 1500 to 1700 and suggests strategies for presenting their works in the... more info

Editor(s): Susanne Woods, Margaret P. Hannay


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Teaching World Literature
"This book should be very helpful for anyone teaching literature that crosses regional, cultural or historical boundaries and who wants to take the issues inevitably involved in such breadth seriously."... more info

Editor(s): David Damrosch


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A Resource Guide to Asian American Literature
An informative and original collection of twenty-five essays, the Resource Guide to Asian American Literature offers background materials for the study of this expanding discipline and suggests strategies and ideas... more info

Editor(s): Sau-ling Cynthia Wong, Stephen H. Sumida
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Studies in American Indian Literature
"An excellent literary survey and resource book for instructors interested in developing college-level courses on American Indians." Explorations in Sights and Sounds "The result of careful and informed research, this... more info

Editor(s): Paula Gunn Allen
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Teaching Women's Literature from a Regional Perspective
This collection of essays and materials aims to help teachers design courses in which students use out-of-print books, autobiographies, letters, diaries, memoirs, and oral testimonies by the women of their... more info

Editor(s): Leonore Hoffmann, Deborah Rosenfelt
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Modern French Literary Studies in the Classroom
Pedagogical Strategies
Modern French Literary Studies in the Classroom: Pedagogical Strategies investigates how teaching practices can address the changing status of literature in the French classroom ... more info

Editor(s): Charles J. Stivale


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Remapping the Foreign Language Curriculum
An Approach through Multiple Literacies
Janet Swaffar and Katherine Arens offer a holistic approach to postsecondary language teaching that integrates the study of literature and culture into every level of the curriculum. ... more info

Author(s): Janet Swaffar, Katherine Arens


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Literary Studies in the Digital Age: An Evolving Anthology
Literary Studies in the Digital Age, the first born-digital and dynamic open-access anthology to appear on MLA Commons, offers an overview of digital literary studies—defined here as computational approaches to... more info

Editor(s): Kenneth M. Price, Ray Siemens

 

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