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Reading, Learning, Teaching Ralph Ellison

Thomas, P. L.

Reading, Learning, Teaching Ralph Ellison

Series: Confronting the Text, Confronting the World - Volume 9

Year of Publication: 2008

New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2008. VIII, 143 pp.
ISBN 978-1-4331-0090-1 pb.  (Softcover)

Weight: 0.210 kg, 0.463 lbs

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Book synopsis

Our English classrooms are often only as vibrant as the literature that we teach. This book explores the writing of African American author Ralph Ellison, who offers readers and students engaging fiction and non-fiction that confront the reader and the world. Here, teachers will find an introduction to Ellison’s works and an opportunity to explore how to bring them into the classroom as a part of the reading and writing curriculum. This book attempts to confront what we teach and how we teach as instructors of literature through the vivid texts Ellison offers his readers.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Author: P. L. Thomas, Assistant Professor of Education at Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina), taught high school English for eighteen years before entering higher education. He holds an Ed.D. from the University of South Carolina and has published Numbers Games (2004) and Teaching Writing Primer (2005), both with Peter Lang. He edits the series Confronting the Text, Confronting the World, in which he has authored volumes on Barbara Kingsolver, Kurt Vonnegut, and Margaret Atwood.


Confronting the Text, Confronting the World. Vol. 9
General Editor: P. L. Thomas