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Approaches to teaching the works of Tim O'Brien, edited by Alex Vernon and Catherine Calloway

Label
Approaches to teaching the works of Tim O'Brien
Title
Approaches to teaching the works of Tim O'Brien
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alex Vernon and Catherine Calloway
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The works of Tim O'Brien are among the most significant recent contributions to a lengthy canon of war literature," write the editors of this volume; they serve "as an ideal point of entry for discussions of war and its human impact." The author of the highly acclaimed The Things They Carried, O'Brien is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and the winner of a National Book Award for Going After Cacciato. This volume in the Approaches to Teaching series considers the range and depth of O'Brien's writing, with an emphasis on works that focus on the Vietnam War. Part 1, "Materials," provides information on O'Brien's life and an overview of his literary output. It also directs readers to critical and reference works on subjects encountered in O'Brien's writing. The twenty-three essays in part 2, "Approaches," provide historical background on the Vietnam War; explore narrative issues in O'Brien's works such as the melding of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir; and suggest ideas for teaching the author's works in a variety of classroom and conceptual settings (e.g., composition, American literature, war fiction, narrative theory, postmodernism)
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3565.B75
LC item number
Z55 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1967-
  • 1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Vernon, Alex
  • Calloway, Catherine
Series statement
Approaches to teaching world literature,
Series volume
114
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Brien, Tim
  • O'Brien, Tim
  • O'Brien, Tim
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • War stories, American
  • Englischunterricht
  • Hochschuldidaktik
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • War stories, American
Label
Approaches to teaching the works of Tim O'Brien, edited by Alex Vernon and Catherine Calloway
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Materials / Alex Vernon and Catherine Calloway -- Biography -- Primary works -- Secondary sources -- Part Two: Approaches. Introduction / Alex Vernon -- Historical and cultural contexts. The Vietnam War: a very short history / Benjamin Goluboff -- The things we carry: lessons from O'Brien in American national mythology / Jen Dunnaway -- Teaching The nuclear age in the second nuclear age / Doug Davis -- "Thinking seriously about Canada": defamiliarizing O'Brien's work from a Canadian perspective / Christopher Kocela -- Teaching The things they carried with Duong Thu Huong's Novel without a name / Derek C. Maus -- Literary contexts. O'Brien in an American war literature class / Alex Vernon -- Teaching O'Brien in the context of war narratives / Zivah Perel -- Going after Cacciato in a course on the literature of the Vietnam War / Edward J. Rielly -- Teaching In the lake of the woods as a historical novel / Jeremy Green -- Teaching Going after Cacciato as an American road narrative / Russell Morton Brown -- From short-story cycle to ensemble novel: teaching July, July / Catherine Calloway -- Interpretive contexts. Story and discourse in The things they carried / Milton J. Bates -- Teaching Going after Cacciato and The things they carried in the context of trauma / Mark Heberle -- Doing gender and going native in "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong" / Elisabeth H. Piedmont-Marton -- Critical angles: reading soldier-author Tim O'Brien and Going after Cacciato / Tobey C. Herzog -- Identity in 10,000 miles of nameless, faceless space: a postmodern approach to In the lake of the woods / Jennifer Peterson -- Diving into the text beneath the text: gender and revenge in Tomcat in love / Catherine Calloway -- Classroom contexts. What high school students carry to and from The things they carried / Kathleen M. Puhr -- Teaching Hemingway and O'Brien in an inner-city high school / Reita Gorman -- The things they carried and the first-year college experience / Eric G. Waggoner -- Writing across the disciplines with The things they carried / Brenda M. Boyle -- How to write a true essay: The things they carried in the composition classroom / David Magill -- Questioning language: The things they carried in an upper-level literature class / Janis E. Haswell
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 293 pages
Isbn
9781603290760
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010035536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)642841590
  • (OCoLC)ocn642841590
Label
Approaches to teaching the works of Tim O'Brien, edited by Alex Vernon and Catherine Calloway
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Materials / Alex Vernon and Catherine Calloway -- Biography -- Primary works -- Secondary sources -- Part Two: Approaches. Introduction / Alex Vernon -- Historical and cultural contexts. The Vietnam War: a very short history / Benjamin Goluboff -- The things we carry: lessons from O'Brien in American national mythology / Jen Dunnaway -- Teaching The nuclear age in the second nuclear age / Doug Davis -- "Thinking seriously about Canada": defamiliarizing O'Brien's work from a Canadian perspective / Christopher Kocela -- Teaching The things they carried with Duong Thu Huong's Novel without a name / Derek C. Maus -- Literary contexts. O'Brien in an American war literature class / Alex Vernon -- Teaching O'Brien in the context of war narratives / Zivah Perel -- Going after Cacciato in a course on the literature of the Vietnam War / Edward J. Rielly -- Teaching In the lake of the woods as a historical novel / Jeremy Green -- Teaching Going after Cacciato as an American road narrative / Russell Morton Brown -- From short-story cycle to ensemble novel: teaching July, July / Catherine Calloway -- Interpretive contexts. Story and discourse in The things they carried / Milton J. Bates -- Teaching Going after Cacciato and The things they carried in the context of trauma / Mark Heberle -- Doing gender and going native in "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong" / Elisabeth H. Piedmont-Marton -- Critical angles: reading soldier-author Tim O'Brien and Going after Cacciato / Tobey C. Herzog -- Identity in 10,000 miles of nameless, faceless space: a postmodern approach to In the lake of the woods / Jennifer Peterson -- Diving into the text beneath the text: gender and revenge in Tomcat in love / Catherine Calloway -- Classroom contexts. What high school students carry to and from The things they carried / Kathleen M. Puhr -- Teaching Hemingway and O'Brien in an inner-city high school / Reita Gorman -- The things they carried and the first-year college experience / Eric G. Waggoner -- Writing across the disciplines with The things they carried / Brenda M. Boyle -- How to write a true essay: The things they carried in the composition classroom / David Magill -- Questioning language: The things they carried in an upper-level literature class / Janis E. Haswell
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 293 pages
Isbn
9781603290760
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010035536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)642841590
  • (OCoLC)ocn642841590

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