Teaching Life Writing Texts
This volume in the MLA series Options for Teaching builds on and complements earlier work on pedagogical issues in life writing studies. Over forty contributors from a broad range of educational institutions describe courses for every level of postsecondary instruction. Some writers draw heavily on literary and cultural theory; others share their assignments and weekly syllabi. Many essays grapple with texts that represent disability, illness, abuse, and depression; ethnic, sexual and racial discrimination; crises and catastrophes; witnessing and testimonials; human rights violations; and genocide. The classes described are taught in humanities, cultural studies, social science, and language departments and are located in, among other countries, the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Germany, Eritrea, and South Africa.
About the Authors
"For both teachers and researchers in the varied areas of 'life writing', this volume in the Options for Teaching series is of tremendous value. It sets out to be as all-encompassing as possible in terms of its definition of life writing, and thus many readers are likely to encounter examples of various forms of writing the self which they have not previously considered in any great detail."—Ursula J. Fanning, University College Dublin
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