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ERIC Number: EJ1089227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1550-5170
The Story of a Poet Who Beat Cancer and Became a Squeak: A Sounded Narrative about Art, Education, and the Power of the Human Spirit
Gershon, Walter S.; Van Deventer, George V.
Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, v10 n2 p96-105 2013
This collaborative piece represents one of the first iterations of a methodological possibility called sounded narratives. It is also a performative piece of sound/art, a narrative about a poet and his voice, stories that are as much about himself as they are about curricular possibilities and the power of art. Based on a pair of over two-hour interview sessions before and after surgery to remove a large malignant esophageal mass, this piece of art/scholarship is one interpretation of a poet who beat cancer and became a squeak. It is a reminder of the possibilities of stories, the strength of the human spirit, the always-there potential for any experience to be educational, and of the importance of listening.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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