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Teaching African American Literature : Theory and Practice - Maryemma Graham

Teaching African American Literature

Theory and Practice

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Published: 26th March 1998
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"Teaching African American Literature" offers teachers groundbreaking methods to bring the distinguished tradition of African American literature into their classrooms. Written by teachers who have successfully taught African American literature, this collection demonstrates how the teaching and learning of African American literature can bring new energy and exciting discussion into the classroom. Designed for use in middle school, high school, and college classes, this collection also contains a diversity of teacher voices--urban and suburban, public and parochial. The collection provides specific examples which day-to-day teachers can learn from, build on, and use in their classes. The contributors provide a serious dialogue between theory and practice in a way which is both accessible and useful to practicing teachers.
In addition to these timely essays, the editors provide an extraordinary bibliography--containing a wealth of sources for teachers and students.
From Alice Walker and Toni Morrison to James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, and Langston Hughes, this volume provides significant insight into some of America's most important writers. "Teaching African American Literature" is destined to become the standard guide for teachers using African American literature in their classes. It affirms that African American literature belongs to everyone.

Introduction: When Teaching Matters
Narrating Slavery
A Rip in the Tent: Teaching (African) American Literature
Multiple Voices, Multiple Identities: Teaching African American Literature
Little Ham's Leslie Catherine Sanders Self-Invention: Teaching Langston Hughes
Freeing the Female Voice: New Models and Materials for Teaching
A Female Face: Or, Masking the Masculine in African American Fiction Before Richard Wright
Voices of Double Consciousness in African American Fiction: Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, Dorothy West and Richard Wright
To Shatter Innocence: Teaching African American Poetry
The Way We Do the Things We Do: Enunciation and Effect in the Multicultural Classroom
Teaching Against the Odds
Interrogating "Whiteness," (De)Constructing "Race"
Lying Through Our Teeth? The Quagmire of Cultural Diversity
Selected Bibliography of African American Literature
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ISBN: 9780415916967
ISBN-10: 0415916968
Series: Transforming Teaching
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 26th March 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.32  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1