Teaching The Early Modern Period by D. ConroyTeaching The Early Modern Period by D. Conroy

Teaching The Early Modern Period

EditorD. Conroy, D. Clarke

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Teaching the Early Modern Period is an innovative project bringing together leading early modernists from a wide geographical and disciplinary background. Scholars from English, History and French Studies unite in this unique volume to examine the challenges which the early modern period provides in the third-level classroom. Alongside nine essays the volume is interspersed with shorter reflections of fourteen invited professors from Ireland, the UK, France, the Netherlands, South Africa, Canada and the USA. The contributors provide a rare transcontinental insight into current pedagogical praxis in a number of Western national traditions, presenting a wide range of case-studies of how research can inform teaching from scholars who refuse to accept a divorce between the two.

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DERVAL CONROY is Lecturer in French at University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland, and Director of the university's Early Modern Research Strand. She co-edited Racine: The Power and the Pleasure (2001) and has also published journal articles and book chapters on early modern women's writing.   DANIELLE CLARKE is Associate Professo...
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Title:Teaching The Early Modern PeriodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:June 3, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230284515

ISBN - 13:9780230284517

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction; D.Clarke & D.Conroy
The Scholarship of Teaching the Early Modern: An Overview; D.Conroy
PART I: THE EARLY MODERN IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Renaissance Teaching and Learning: Humanist Pedagogy in the Digital Age and What it Might Teach Us; D.Clarke
Information Revolutions Past and Present, and Teaching the Early Modern Period; P.Dover
PART II: THE EARLY MODERN AND ITS OTHERS
'Other voices': The Early Modern Past in Provincial America; J.Dewald
Exploring the Limits of the Thinkable; S.Stuurman
Lobola, the Intombi, and the Soft-Porn Centaur: Teaching King Lear in the Post-Apartheid South African Classroom; D.Seddon
Windows of Gold; R.Whelan
A Renaissance Woman Adrift in the World; M.E.Wiesner-Hanks
Worlds Apart, Worlds Away: Integrating the Early Modern in the Antipodes; S.Broomhall
Paradise Regained? Teaching the Multicultural Renaissance; J.Grogan
Shakespeare and the Problem of the Early Modern Curriculum; A.Hadfield
PART III: THE EARLY MODERN IN THE CONTEMPORARY CLASSROOM: COURSE DESIGN AND CLASSROOM PRACTICE
An Early Modern Challenge: Finding the Student In-Road; P.Cheney
Teaching Shakespeare Historically; M.Burnett
The Importance of Being Endogenous; A.Viala
Literature, Philosophy and Medicine: Strategies for an Interdisciplinary Approach to the Seventeenth Century; B.Höfer
Versailles; H.Goldwyn
Paradoxical Creativity: Using Censorship to Develop Critical Reading and Thinking; K.Waterson
T-shirt Day, Utopia and Henry VIII's Dating Service: Using Creative Assignments to Teach Early Modern History; C.Levin
The Importance of Boredom in Learning About the Early Modern; C.Sullivan
PART IV: PERFORMING THE EARLY MODERN
French Seventeenth-Century Theatre: Saying is Believing; H.Phillips
Teaching Early-Modern Spectacle through Film: Exploring Possibilities, Challenges and Pitfalls through a French Corpus; G.Spielmann
Relevance and its Discontents: Teaching Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette; A.Wygant
Presence, Performance and Critical Pleasure: Play and Prerequisites in Research and Teaching; C.Biet
Index

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"This book is an excellent addition to materials on pedagogy not simply for the early modern period but in general. The range of responses is fittingly diverse and much thought has been put into designing a well-crafted and innovative collection. The key importance of the volume is its geographical, disciplinary and cultural range. One of the great virtues of this book is its diversity, and it will appeal to scholars, postgraduates and teachers in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia." -- Jerome de Groot, University of Manchester, UK