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ERIC Number: EJ1160950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Exploring Postcolonial and Feminist Issues: "Rabbit-Proof Fence" in a Teaching Context
Beyer, Charlotte
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v17 n1 p93-101 2010
The discussion in this article focuses on representations in Doris Pilkington's "Rabbit-Proof Fence" of trauma and reparation, and reflects on processes and strategies involved in teaching undergraduate students about these issues within literary contexts. The article discusses the practice of introducing students to new texts and areas of study, and demonstrates the positive learning outcomes deriving from inclusion of non-canonical material linked to feminist and postcolonial theoretical and critical discussions. An earlier version of this paper, entitled "Rabbit-Proof Fence: Text and Film", was given at the Contemporary Women's Writing Network Inaugural Conference, "For Love or Money: Contemporary Women's Fiction in the Marketplace", University of Bangor, April 2006.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom
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