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Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Nella Larsen

Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Nella Larsen (Hardback)

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Nella Larsen's novels Quicksand and Passing, published at the height of the Harlem Renaissance, fell out of print and ere thus little known for many years. Now widely available and taught, Quicksand and Passing challenge conventional "tragic mulatta" and "passing" narratives. In part 1, "Materials," of Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Nella Larsen, the editor surveys the canon of Larsen's writing, evaluates editions of her works, recommends secondary readings, and compiles a list of useful multimedia resources for teaching. The essays in part 2, "Approaches," aim to help students better understand attitudes towards women and race during the Harlem Renaissance, the novels' relations to other artistic movements, and legal debates over racial identities in the early twentieth century. In so doing, contributors demonstrate how new and seasoned instructors alike might use Larsen's novels to explore a wide range of topics-including Larsen's short stories and letters. The relation between her writing and biography, and the novels; discussion of gender and sexuality.

EducationTeaching SkillsTeaching of a specific subjectEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary reference worksLiterary companionsEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 - Publisher: Modern Language Association of America Publication Date: 01/09/2016 ISBN-13: 9781603292191  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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