ERIC Number: ED326880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Expanding the Canon: Bridges to Understanding. Articles from "English Journal," 1987-89.
Schullstrom, Faith Z., Comp.
This book is a collection of articles originally printed in "English Journal," the secondary section membership journal of the National Council of Teachers of English. The articles selected for the book tap a rich vein of multicultural literature, including works by African Americans, Native Americans, women, and authors from outside North America and Europe. The selections span many genres, including young adult novels, popular fiction, science fiction, and classical fiction. Each article presents practical suggestions for incorporating these works into the secondary classroom, thus broadening the cultural perspective of students and teachers alike. The articles and their authors are as follows: (1) "YA Novels in the AP Classroom: Crutcher Meets Camus" (Patricia Spencer); (2)"Family Constellations: Teaching Dave Etter's 'Brother'" (Barbara Totherow); (3) "Teaching Critical Analysis Writing Using Stephen King's 'Danse Macabre'" (Michael Begg); (4) "Gypsies, Jews, and 'The Merchant of Venice'" (Thomas McKendy); (5) "Hidings and Revelations: Robert Hayden's 'The Whipping'" (Linda Wyman); (6) Imaginary Gardens, Real Toads: Wallace's 'Ungainly Things'" (Elizabeth D. Nelms and Ben F. Nelms); (7) "Opulence to Decadence: 'The Outsiders' and 'Less Than Zero'" (Ellen A. Seay); (8) "Foreign Affairs: Contact Literature in English" (Michael Spooner); (9) "Celebrating the Black Female Self: Zora Neale Hurston's American Classic" (Julie Roemer); (10) "Neighborhoods: Maya Angelou's 'Harlem Hopscotch'" (Sister J. Eleanor Mayar, IHM); (11) "An Afrocentric Approach to Literature: Putting the Pieces Back Together" (Eileen Oliver); (12) "'Old Man Coyote Makes the World': Using Native American Tales" (Francis E. Kazemek and others); and (13) "Text and Context: Teaching Native American Literature" (Diane Long Hoeveler). (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Context, English Instruction, Literary Genres, Literature Appreciation, Multicultural Education, Secondary Education
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 16477-3020; $5.95 members, $7.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers: English Journal; Literary Canon