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ERIC Number: EJ795530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1080-5400
Teaching Feminist Approaches to the Classics: An Experiment with Multicultural, Student-Centered Pedagogy at an Urban University
Weinbaum, Batya
Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, v8 n1 p115-123 Spr-Sum 2004
In this article, the author describes "Feminist Approaches to the Classics," a course she teaches at Cleveland State University. The goal of this particular course was to situate the context of western indigenous myth in relation to western classical literature and to indicate possible reasons for its reclamation in contemporary American culture. Specifically, she and her class examined and explored the myth of the Amazon as it first appeared in western civilization. They looked at how contemporary feminists have reclaimed that myth, and then explored the possible remnants of indigenous matriarchal myth in classical literature not usually read with that purpose until the development of feminist classical criticism. The author relates that her method in teaching this course has always been very student-centered and based on constructivist practices of pedagogy. A syllabus of the course is also presented in this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio