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ERIC Number: ED451531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Introduction to Literary Criticism: "The Scarlet Letter."
Lawrence, Lisa
This course seeks to provide high school students the opportunity to sharpen their critical thinking skills and use of language through acquaintance with some ideas of literary criticism. The course features Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," assuming that the students have just finished reading that American classic novel. The course provides an introductory rationale and general objectives for students to attain. For each of the eight lessons, it presents general objectives, estimated time period, behavioral objectives, materials needed, and classroom procedures for the teacher to follow. The course contains informative notes on literary criticism; on New Criticism; on historical criticism; on Northrop Frye and his archetypal criticism; on the archetypes the Great Mother, the Shadow, and Everyman; and on Neo-Aristotelian Criticism. It also contains enrichment activities to accompany the lessons, as well as an evaluation section. Cites 18 works. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A