Teaching African American Women's Writing

Paperback | November 15, 2010

EditorGina Wisker

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The essays in Teaching African American Women's Writing not only provide reflections on issues, problems and pleasures raised by reading and studying the texts, but crucially they explore and demonstrate strategies for teaching African American women's writing which involve students with the texts, with the cultural, historical, political, gendered issues and with engaged critical reading practices. The book will be of use to those teaching and studying African American women's writing in colleges, universities, and adult education groups.

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The essays in Teaching African American Women's Writing not only provide reflections on issues, problems and pleasures raised by reading and studying the texts, but crucially they explore and demonstrate strategies for teaching African American women's writing which involve students with the texts, with the cultural, historical, politi...

Gina Wisker is the Head of the Centre for Learning and Teaching, University of Brighton.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.93 × 5.37 × 0.56 inPublished:November 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230003486

ISBN - 13:9780230003484

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Notes on the Contributors * A Chronology of Significant Works * Introduction: The Pedagogy of Teaching African American Women's Writing * Teaching The Color Purple and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings--G.Wisker * Teaching Trauma: Slave Narratives and Cultural (Re)Memory--D.L.Madsen * Voicing Difference: Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God--V.Bazin * Sonia Sanchez's Ineluctable Pedagogy--E.DeLancey * Articulating Uplift in Pauline E.Hopkins' Contending Forces--J.Sutcliff Sanders * Gothic Elements in Toni Morrison's Beloved--L.Holland-Toll & Angela Mullis * Problematisations of Raced Positionings and Postcoloniality: Teaching African American alongside Indigenous and South Sea Islander Women's Fiction in Australia--C.Ferrier * Towards a Pedagogy for Ethical Repositioning: African American Women Literature in a Caribbean Tertiary Environment--P.Morgan * Supervising a PhD/ Researching a PhD in African American Women's Writing--G.Wisker & M.Treby * Guide to Further Reading * Index