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Education, Psychoanalysis, and Social Transformation

A Therapeutic Approach to Teaching Poetry

Individual Development, Psychology, and Social Reparation

Authors: Williams, T.

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About this book

Explains how the study of poetry, by providing experiences similar to those produced by poetry therapy, can help students discover themselves and develop their potential to effect change in the world.

About the authors

TODD O. WILLIAMSAssistant Professor of English at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, USA.

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"In A Therapeutic Approach to Teaching Poetry, the journey from theory to text in both literary criticism and psychology has been gracefully extended to personal and social development. As an educator and therapist, I have found that whether the poetic is experienced in the classroom or clinic, whether it is written or read alone or with others, it can serve in growth and healing capacities. Todd O. Williams, in this scholarly and practical book, is in effect making a compelling offer to writers, educators, therapists, and others to continue a dialogue to advance the common ground in literary, therapeutic, educational, and community-building studies." - Nicholas Mazza, Dean and professor, College of Social Work, Florida State University; author of Poetry Therapy: Theory and Practice

"Drawing on the work of Freud, Klein, Lacan, Kristeva, cognitive psychoanalysis, neuropsychoanalysis, and poetry therapy, Williams offers a theoretically sophisticated and classroom-tested strategy for teaching poetry in a way that promotes cognitive and emotional developments that contribute both to students' greater personal well-being and to social justice. This is a brilliant and ground-breaking book that will be indispensable to anyone who cares about the personal or social benefits of reading and studying poetry." - Mark Bracher, Kent State University; author of Radical Pedagogy: Identity, Generativity, and Social Transformation

"This is a valuable book for teachers who want their practice to be truly useful to students. The argument is eminently practical, and the writing is lucid, well-organized, and conceptually shrewd." - Marshall Alcorn, George Washington University; author of Changing the Subject in English Class: Discourse and the Constructions of Desire


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Gaining Awareness and Overcoming Defenses

    Williams, Todd O.

    Pages 1-15

  • (Neuro) Psychoanalytic Regression and Integration

    Williams, Todd O.

    Pages 17-35

  • The Teacher as (Whole, Useful, and Permanent) Object

    Williams, Todd O.

    Pages 37-53

  • The Poem as (Self-, Transformational, Transitional, and Reparative) Object

    Williams, Todd O.

    Pages 55-73

  • A Poetry Therapy Model for the Classroom

    Williams, Todd O.

    Pages 75-92

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eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-10203-4
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Hardcover $110.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-34040-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-34298-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Therapeutic Approach to Teaching Poetry
Book Subtitle
Individual Development, Psychology, and Social Reparation
Authors
Series Title
Education, Psychoanalysis, and Social Transformation
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Todd O. Williams
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-10203-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137102034
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34040-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34298-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 172
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