ERIC Number: EJ559383
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Charles Johnson's "Middle Passage" as Historiographic Metafiction.
Thaden, Barbara Z.
College English, v59 n7 p753-66 Nov 1997
Suggests that what makes Charles Johnson's "Middle Passage" significant and eminently teachable is that it is an accessible example of "historiographic metafiction"--bestselling postmodern novels set in the past. Notes that students find the novel "easy" and enjoyable and that teaching the novel with some of its intertexts, such as H. Melville's "Moby Dick," can be a rewarding experience. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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