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Studies in the Spectator Role : Literature, Painting and Pedagogy - Michael Benton

Studies in the Spectator Role

Literature, Painting and Pedagogy

Paperback Published: 10th February 2000
ISBN: 9780415208284
Number Of Pages: 240

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Michael Benton's book develops the concept of spectatorship as an answer to these questions. It explores the similarities and differences in our experiences of literature and the visual arts, and discusses their implications for pedagogy and their applications in cross-curricular work in the classroom.
Teachers will find that, while many of the visual and verbal texts may be familiar, the approaches to them offer fresh insights and a rich agenda for the classroom. Shakespeare, Fielding, Hogarth, Blake, Wordsworth, Constable, Turner, the Pre-Raphaelites, Wilfred Owen, Paul Nash, Stanley Spencer, Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney - the range of authors and artists discussed is both extensive and relevant to the National Curriculum and to post-16 and undergraduate courses.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Reading And Reviewing: The Spectator-Participant Role
The Reader in the Secondary World
Reading Paintings: the Self-Conscious Spectator
Reading Poems, Reading Paintings: Anyone for Ekphrasis?
Words and Images
Visualising Narrative: Henry Unton and Henry V
Theatrical Fictions: Hogarth, Gay and Fielding
The Image of Childhood: Variations on the Blakean Theme
Landscape and Learning: Thomson & Wilson; Wordsworth & Constable
Turner Our Contemporary: 'Poetic Painting'
Painting Shakespeare
Images of War: Spencer, Nash and the War Poets
Myth: Hughes's 'crow' and Heaney's 'bog poems'
Conclusions: Spectatorship and Education
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ISBN: 9780415208284
ISBN-10: 0415208289
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 10th February 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1

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