Teaching the New English

Teaching 21st Century Genres

Editors: Shaw, Katy (Ed.)

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  • Represents the first book to deal with the teaching of contemporary genre fiction
  • Covers key areas in literary studies: genre fiction and contemporary fiction
  • Include contributions from well-known academics in the area
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This book is the first ever collection about twenty-first century genre fiction. It offers accessible yet rigorous critical interventions in a growing field of popular culture and academic study, presenting new genres as a fascinating and powerful means of reading contemporary culture.
The collection explores the history and uses of genre to date, analyses key examples of innovations and developments in the field and reflects on how these texts have been mobilised in teaching since the year 2000. It explores a range of new twenty-first century genres through a close reading of key examples, along with a broader critical overview at the beginning of each chapter capturing wider developments, contexts and themes. As a result of this contextual, text-orientated approach, the book promotes a broad appeal beyond the specifics of new genres and authors, and will contribute to a wider understanding of developments in post-millennial fictions.

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“The essays collected here successfully capture the diversity and vibrancy of contemporary genre writing and the expert scholarship and enthusiasm which informs its teaching.  This book persuasively demonstrates the pedagogic value and intellectual interest to be found in examining contemporary fiction and investigating genre writing.” (Rachel Carroll, Teesside University, UK)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Genre Trouble: The Challenges of Designing Modern and Contemporary Gothic Modules

    Pages 3-21

    Reyes, Xavier Aldana

  • Dark Chocolate from the Literary Crypt: Teaching Contemporary Gothic Horror

    Pages 23-43

    Wisker, Gina

  • Teaching Crime Fiction and the African American Literary Canon

    Pages 47-65

    King, Nicole

  • Genre and its ‘Diss-contents’: Twenty-First-Century Black British Writing on Page and Stage

    Pages 67-88

    Osborne, Deirdre

  • Teaching Utopia Matters from More, to Piercy and Atwood

    Pages 91-107

    Aughterson, Kate

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eBook £35.99
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Hardcover £79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching 21st Century Genres
Editors
  • Katy Shaw
Series Title
Teaching the New English
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55391-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55391-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55389-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-55390-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 195
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