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ERIC Number: EJ1109695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Captive Students and Duelling Podia: A Collaborative Approach to Teaching the Frontier in American Literature and Film
Froula, Anna; Shields, E. Thomson, Jr.
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v19 n1 p33-42 2012
In this essay, we explore how the same theories and metaphors' used historically to describe the frontier, are useful ways of thinking about both team teaching and English studies as an interdisciplinary field. Defining the frontier as both imprecise and liminal encourages the students, as well as the instructors, to work within an open space of all sorts of possibilities and no easily fixed answers. Such an approach illustrates the blurred line between written and visual texts and highlights how long the "idea" of the frontier has captivated US national consciousness, from early exploration narratives to film and TV.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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