Teaching Multiple Approaches to a Single Novel
James B. Kelley, Mississippi State University – Meridian
To help students develop a range of interpretive techniques,
I introduce the assumptions and strategies of contemporary criticism;
the students and I then explore possible uses of these critical approaches
in writing about Ilona Karmel’s Holocaust novel, An Estate of Memory.
I work closely with students as they design a web-based project exploring
the potential of five approaches to one of the assigned novels.
Academic Exchange Quarterly Spring 2005 Volume 9, Issue 1