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ERIC Number: EJ1017210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1175-8708
Athenian and Shakespearean Tragedies in Oceania: Teaching Dramatic Literatures in Fiji
Anae, Nicole
English Teaching: Practice and Critique, v12 n2 p121-139 Sep 2013
This paper presents a theorised classroom-based narrative discussing the author's interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of English dramatic literatures--in particular, Sophocles' "Oedipus the King" and Shakespeare's "Macbeth"--to i-Taukei, Indo-Fijian and Pacific Islander tertiary students at a South Pacific university. The discussion advocates oral interpretation as a successful approach in teaching dramatic literatures in English and discusses the utility of translations of Greek and Shakespearian plays in particular in necessarily involving these students in a proactive process of articulating cognitive and performative understandings of literature, identity and place in the geographical context nowadays expressed as "Oceania".
Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research, University of Waikato. PB 3105, Hamilton, New Zealand. Tel: +64-7-858-5171; Fax: +64-7-838-4712; e-mail: wmier@waikato.ac.nz; Web site: http://education.waikato.ac.nz/research/journal/index.php?id=1
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Fiji