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Title Approaches to teaching Conrad's "Heart of darkness" and "The secret sharer" / edited by Hunt Hawkins and Brian W. Shaffer
Imprint New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2002
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  823.912 C763ap 2002    AVAILABLE    30500101133992
Descript xiii, 195 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Approaches to teaching world literature
Approaches to teaching world literature
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-189) and index
Conrad, slavery, and the African ivory trade in the 1890s / Ray Stevens -- Conrad and the adventure tradition / Andrea White -- Colonial and postcolonial contexts for teaching "Heart of darkness" / John A. McClure -- Conrad and professionalism / Jeffrey J. Williams -- Teaching "Heart of darkness" after new historicism / Mark A. Eaton -- Exploring characterization in "Heart of darkness" / Avrom Fleishman -- Role of Marlow's Nellie audience in "Heart of darkness" / Brian W. Shaffer -- "He was not a bit like me really" / Brian Richardson -- Creating a second self / Daniel Schwarz -- "Heart of darkness" and others / Marianne DeKoven -- Women's caring and men's secret sharing / Carola M. Kaplan -- Why I teach Conrad and Achebe / Padmini Mongia -- Conrad and the N word / Joseph F. Militello -- Choice of nightmares / Margot Norris -- Teaching "The secret sharer" at the United States Naval Academy / Mark D. Larabee -- Teaching "Heart of darkness" in a Western Civilization or Humanities core course / William M. Hagen -- Teaching "Heart of darkness" in a seminar on modernism and postmodernism / Philip M. Weinstein -- Teaching "Heart of darkness across disciplinary boundary lines / Barry Stampfl -- Teaching "Heart of darkness" in a creative writing class / Janet Burroway -- Luminous spaces / Mark Osteen
Conrad's Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer are among the most taught and studied works of twentieth-century British fiction. Noted for their psychological depth and stylistic artistry, the two stories have been celebrated as exemplars of modernism. They have also given rise to controversy. Scholars have debated whether Heart of Darkness is a critique of British imperialism or a paean to it. In 1975, Chinua Achebe condemned the novella's author as racist, a charge that has provoked much discussion
Subject Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Heart of darkness
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924 -- Study and teaching
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Secret sharer
Psychological fiction, English -- History and criticism
Psychological fiction, English -- Study and teaching
Africa -- In literature
Alt Author Hawkins, Hunt
Shaffer, Brian W., 1960-
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