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Reading, Learning, Teaching Margaret Atwood


Paul L. Thomas

Literature that confronts our students’ assumptions about the world and about text is the lifeblood of English classes in American high schools and colleges. Margaret Atwood offers works in a wide variety of genres that fulfill that need. This volume introduces readers, students, and teachers to the life and works of Atwood while also suggesting a variety of ways in which her works can become valuable additions to classroom experiences with literature and writing. Furthermore, this volume confronts how and why we teach English through Atwood’s writing.
The Author: P. L. Thomas, Assistant Professor of Education at Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina), edits the Confronting the Text, Confronting the World series for which he has written volumes on Barbara Kingsolver and Kurt Vonnegut. He taught high school English for eighteen years and now works in teacher education. He is also the author of Teaching Writing Primer (Lang, 2005).