Fear and Learning

Author: Aalya Ahmad
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786468203
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"This collection presents critical reflections on teaching horror film and fiction in different ways and academic settings, showing readers how the pedagogy of horror can galvanize, unsettle and transform classrooms, giving us powerful tools with which to consider interwoven issues of identity, culture, monstrosity, the relationship between the real and the fictional, normativity and adaptation. Foreword, Glen Hirshberg"--Provided by publisher.

Horror Literature through History An Encyclopedia of the Stories that Speak to Our Deepest Fears 2 volumes

Author: Matt Cardin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440842027
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This two-volume set offers comprehensive coverage of horror literature that spans its deep history, dominant themes, significant works, and major authors, such as Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Anne Rice, as well as lesser-known horror writers. • Describes horror literature during different periods, thus helping readers understand the roots of modern horror literature, how works of horror have engaged social issues, and how horror has evolved over time • Connects horror literature to popular culture through sidebars on film adaptations, television shows, video games, and other nonliterary, popular culture topics • Includes excerpts from selected literary works that exemplify topics discussed in the entries that support English language arts standards by enabling students to read these excerpts critically in light of the entries • Prompts students to consider the nature of horror as a genre, the relationship of horror literature and social issues, and how horror literature intersects with mainstream supernatural concerns, such as religion

Deciphering Poe

Author: Alexandra Urakova
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611461405
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Deciphering Poe expands the contextual framework of Poe’s work and explores the subversive nature of his art: its use of codes, secret writing, and ratiocination. It offers fresh perspectives Poe’s debt to baroque tradition, his response to Catholicism, his tribute to philosophical idea of sublimity, and his controversial afterlife reception.

Theories of Affect and Concepts in Generic Skills Education

Author: Edyta Just
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527502627
Format: PDF
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During the last few years, the concept of generic skills and competences has become widespread across universities. An introduction to generic competences is, as such, important because it enables redefinition of educational goals and may positively rearrange forms of interaction in classes. It also indicates that education should inspire students to develop and use critical and creative forms of thinking, feeling and doing. On the one hand, the need to promote generic skills can be seen as driven by neoliberal desire. On the other, however, generic competences can enable students to think, feel and act differently, but also respect and welcome various forms of life and ways of living. Responding to the growing need to reflect upon generic competences, this book contributes to the various ways of conceptualising generic skills and the methods in which they might be acquired. The volume engenders adventurous encounters between different theories, which predominantly come from the feminist conceptual framework, that result in appealing meanings of affect and concepts. It also experimentally explores and discusses ways in which theories of affect and concepts may complicate understanding of generic competences and inspire generic skills-oriented education. Consequently, this collection revitalizes the concept of generic skills, but also advocates daring pedagogical practices that invigorate the meaning of and approach to teaching and learning in present landscapes of higher education.

Speaking of Monsters

Author: Caroline Joan S. Picart
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137101490
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Employing a range of approaches to examine how "monster-talk" pervades not only popular culture but also public policy through film and other media, this book is a "one-stop shop" of sorts for students and instructors employing various approaches and media in the study of "teratologies," or discourses of the monstrous.

Monsters in the Classroom

Author: Adam Golub
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476627606
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Exploring the pedagogical power of the monstrous, this collection of new essays describes innovative teaching strategies that use our cultural fascination with monsters to enhance learning in high school and college courses. The contributors discuss the implications of inviting fearsome creatures into the classroom, showing how they work to create compelling narratives and provide students a framework for analyzing history, culture, and everyday life. Essays explore ways of using the monstrous to teach literature, film, philosophy, theater, art history, religion, foreign language, and other subjects. Some sample syllabi, assignments, and class materials are provided.

The Vampire Goes to College

Author: Lisa A. Nevárez
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476613656
Format: PDF
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This collection of original essays presents pedagogical tools, methods, and approaches for incorporating the figure of the vampire into the learning environment of the college classroom, in the hopes of ushering the Undead out of the coffin and into the classroom. The essays foster interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue, and serve as a collective resource for those currently teaching the vampire as well as newcomers to vampire studies. Opening with a foreword by Sam George, the collection is organized around such topics as historicizing the vampire, teaching the diverse vampire, and engaging the student learner. Interwoven throughout the volume are strategies for incorporating writing instruction and generating conversations about texts (“texts” defined broadly so as to include film and other media). The vampire allows instructors to explore timeless themes such as life and death, love and passion, immortality, and monstrosity and Otherness.

Wissen in der Fantastik

Author: Meike Uhrig
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 365817790X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Der Band widmet sich aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive den vielfältigen Funktion und Bedeutung von Wissen in der Fantastik: Ob geheim, spezifisch oder allgemein, lassen sich zentrale Motive des Wissens und der Wissensinhalte bestimmen? Worin bestehen Formen und Strukturen des Wissens - nach welchen Regeln wird es definiert, organisiert und kommuniziert? Welchen Stellenwert schließlich hat Wissen als Kapital, als Machtgrundlage, als Konfliktursache?

Big Magic

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104035229
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Für alle, die EAT PRAY LOVE geliebt haben: das neue Buch von Weltbestsellerautorin Elizabeth Gilbert Eine Liebeserklärung an die Macht der Inspiration und Kreativität Elizabeth Gilbert hat eine ganze Generation von Leserinnen geprägt: Mit EAT PRAY LOVE lebten wir Dolce Vita in Italien, meditierten in Indien und fanden das Glück auf Bali. Mit BIG MAGIC schenkt uns die Autorin eine begeisternde Liebeserklärung an die Macht der Inspiration, die aus jedem von uns einen kreativen Menschen machen kann. Warum nicht endlich einen Song aufnehmen, ein Restaurant eröffnen, ein Buch schreiben? Elizabeth Gilbert vertraut uns die Geschichte ihres Lebens an – und hilft uns dadurch, endlich an uns selbst zu glauben.

Abbitte

Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257600259
Format: PDF, Docs
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Die Abgründe und die Macht der Leidenschaft und der Phantasie: An einem heißen Tag im Sommer 1935 spielt die dreizehnjährige Briony Tallis Schicksal und verändert dadurch für immer das Leben dreier Menschen.