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Teaching the New English

Teaching Narrative

Editors: Jacobs, Richard (Ed.)

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  • Serves as a practical, applicatory guide to teaching narrative theory
  • Features contributions from a variety of key narrative theorists in the UK and US
  • Features contributions on digital methods 
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Narrative is everywhere and has unique powers: to enchant and inspire, to make sense of our lives and ourselves and to afford us an enriched understanding of alternative worlds and lives and of better futures – though narrative also has the potential to coerce and oppress. Narrative is at the centre at all stages of the English curriculum and has been the subject of a burgeoning critical industry. This timely volume addresses the many ways in which recent thinking has informed the teaching of narrative in university classrooms in the UK and the USA. Distinguished teachers from both countries range widely across narrative topics and genres, including the opportunities opened up by new technologies, and chapters articulate students’ own individual and collaborative experiences in the teaching/learning process. The result is a volume that explores the pleasurable challenges of working with students to help them appreciate and assess the power that narrative exerts, to become reflective critics of its inner workings as well as exponents of narrative themselves. 

About the authors

Richard Jacobs has taught narrative in secondary, tertiary and higher education. He is Principal Lecturer in Literature at the University of Brighton, UK where he has received teaching awards. His publications include A Beginner’s Guide to Critical Reading: an Anthology of Literary Texts, chapters in Reassessing the Twentieth Century Canon (Palgrave) and The Twentieth Century, editions of Vile Bodies and The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, materials for teachers on post-16 literature, and several articles and reviews. 

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“This timely volume addresses the many ways in which recent thinking has informed the teaching of narrative in university classrooms in the UK and the USA. …The result is a volume that explores the pleasurable challenges of working with students to help them appreciate and assess the power that narrative exerts, to become reflective critics of its inner workings as well as exponents of narrative themselves.” (Spotlight, wordtrade.com, Issue. 27, July, 2018)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-21

    Jacobs, Richard

  • Time, Narrative and Culture

    Pages 23-37

    Currie, Mark

  • Talking Race and Narrative with Undergraduate Students in the USA

    Pages 39-54

    Kim, Sue J.

  • The Ethics of Teaching Tragic Narratives

    Pages 55-69

    McEvoy, Sean

  • Teaching Comic Narratives

    Pages 71-85

    Trousdale, Rachel

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71829-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70677-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Narrative
Editors
  • Richard Jacobs
Series Title
Teaching the New English
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71829-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71829-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-70677-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 214
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