ERIC Number: ED042770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
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Report of the Yale Conference on the Teaching of English (16th, Yale University, April 10-11, 1970).
Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Graduate School.
Four speeches illustrating important principles in the teaching of English are collected in this booklet: (1) "The Teaching of Writing as Art" by William E. Coles, Jr., who, in posing ambiguous, provocative questions as writing assignments, compels the student to explore language in its relationship to his experience and his persona; (2) "Teaching the 'Iliad'" by Michael Holahan, who, in offering an amateur's approach in teaching the "Iliad" as a poetic work of art, underscores the expansive quality of the epic imagination; (3) "The Teaching of Restoration Comedy" by Michael J. K. O'Loughlin, who suggests that a critical awareness of the function of both fools and knaves in Restoration Comedy is the best introduction to a crucial predicament of the period--the quest for the meaning of existence conceived as a dramatic event--and to the satiric and comic structure of its drama; and (4) "Ex Nihilo; The Art of Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot'" by Douglas Cole, who examines the compelling qualities of Beckett's play and recommends approaches in studying it with high school students. (JMC)
Descriptors: Classical Literature, College Instruction, Comedy, Drama, Eighteenth Century Literature, English Instruction, Epics, Greek Literature, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Poetry, Satire, Secondary Education, Seventeenth Century Literature, Teaching Methods, Twentieth Century Literature, Writing (Composition), Written Language
Yale University, Office of Teacher Training, 215 Park Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Graduate School.