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American Literature Readings in the 21st Century

Teaching Edith Wharton’s Major Novels and Short Fiction

Editors: Asya, Ferda (Ed.)

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  • Offers essays that will guide current and new instructors of Wharton’s fiction
  • Designed to spark new and creative approaches to teaching Wharton’s well-known yet highly complex body of fiction
  • Brings a number of approaches to Wharton into one volume
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About this book

This book translates recent scholarship into pedagogy for teaching Edith Wharton’s widely celebrated and less-known fiction to students in the twenty-first century. It comprises such themes as American and European cultures, material culture, identity, sexuality, class, gender, law, history, journalism, anarchism, war, addiction, disability, ecology, technology, and social media in historical, cultural, transcultural, international, and regional contexts. It includes Wharton’s works compared to those of other authors, taught online, read in foreign universities, and studied in film adaptations. 


          

About the authors

Ferdâ Asya is professor of English at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA, and editor of American Writers in Europe: 1850 to the Present (2013)


       

Reviews

“Ferdâ Asya’s collection of essays is the first book to address the crucial issue of teaching one of the most important masters of American fiction. The essays in this intriguing volume reveal a remarkable variety of useful pedagogical approaches to Wharton's fiction. In their representation of a wide range of critical approaches and insistence on exploring the full range of her literary achievement, these essays provide new testimony to the enduring power of the writer and her work.”

- Alfred Bendixen, Princeton University, USA, and Executive Director of American Literature Association

 

“This is a rousing collection of essays on how to make Edith Wharton relevant to twenty-first century-students. With a deep understanding of the student mindset, this volume employs fresh insight and remarkable creativity to help a new generation grasp the more germane points of this surprisingly modern and still unmatched American author.”

 - Jennie Fields, author of The Age of Desire (2012) and Atomic Love (2020)

 

 “This volume offers essays that will guide new and experienced instructors of Wharton’s fiction. The contributors take a variety of Wharton’s texts as their subjects and approach the teaching of her work from a range of perspectives, from different theoretical contexts to varying roles in the curricula. This volume will spark new and creative approaches to teaching Wharton’s well-known and highly complex body of fiction.”

- Jennifer Haytock, Professor, SUNY Brockport, USA, and author of Edith Wharton and the Conversations of Literary Modernism (2008)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Asya, Ferdâ

  • Reading in Three Dimensions: Using Material Culture to Teach The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence

    Pages 17-29

    Armbruster, Elif S.

  • Getting to Know the Community: Using Raymond Williams’s Concept of “Knowable Communities” to Teach Wharton’s Summer

    Pages 31-43

    Liming, Sheila

  • Using Women Reporting War to Teach Edith Wharton’s “Writing a War Story”: An Added Context for Gendered Writing

    Pages 45-57

    Farwell, Tricia M.

  • An Argument for Teaching The Marne: A Long Overlooked Example of Wharton’s Wartime Writings

    Pages 59-75

    Knight, Melinda

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Edith Wharton’s Major Novels and Short Fiction
Editors
  • Ferda Asya
Series Title
American Literature Readings in the 21st Century
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52742-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52742-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52741-9
Series ISSN
2634-579X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 331
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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