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ERIC Number: EJ1021309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
The Teaching of Tragedy: Narrative and Education
Gibbons, Andrew
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v45 n11 spec iss p1150-1161 2013
"The plague" narrates the stories of a group of men whose lives interconnect around the experience of exile during the event of a plague. This article selects and summarizes themes from each of their stories. The purpose of these selections is to present an interpretation of Camus' narratives that can be juxtaposed to an analysis, overleaf, of the educational nature of narratives, and in particular of the event of the tragedy. This article then maps out the narrative of the town and of seven men. It may be read alone as a reading of Camus' novel with rich, yet unmapped, contributions to thinking about education, or it may be read concurrently with its analytical partner through which the meaning of Camus' work is traced onto a contemporary tragedy and a city's educational responses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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