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Fantasy Media in the Classroom - by Emily Dial-Driver & Sally Emmons & Jim Ford (Paperback)

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  • A common misconception is that professors who use popular culture and fantasy in the classroom have abandoned the classics, yet in a variety of contexts--high school, college freshman composition, senior seminars, literature, computer science, philosophy and politics--fantasy materials can expand and enrich an established curriculum.
  • About the Author: Emily Dial-Driver is a professor of English at Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma, and fiction editor of RSU's Cooweescoowee: A Journal of Arts and Letters.
  • 270 Pages
  • Education, General

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A common misconception is that professors who use popular culture and fantasy in the classroom have abandoned the classics, yet in a variety of contexts--high school, college freshman composition, senior seminars, literature, computer science, philosophy and politics--fantasy materials can expand and enrich an established curriculum.
The new essays in this book combine analyses of popular television shows including Buffy the Vampire Slayer; such films as The Matrix, The Dark Knight and Twilight; Watchmen and other graphic novels; and video games with explanations of how best to use them in the classroom. With experience-based anecdotes and suggestions for curricula, this collection provides a valuable pedagogy of pop culture.



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A common misconception is that professors who use popular culture and fantasy in the classroom have abandoned the classics, yet in a variety of contexts--high school, college freshman composition, senior seminars, literature, computer science, philosophy and politics--fantasy materials can expand and enrich an established curriculum.

The new essays in this book combine analyses of popular television shows including Buffy the Vampire Slayer; such films as The Matrix, The Dark Knight and Twilight; Watchmen and other graphic novels; and video games with explanations of how best to use them in the classroom. With experience-based anecdotes and suggestions for curricula, this collection provides a valuable pedagogy of pop culture.



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"a common misconception is that professors who use popular culture and fantasy in the classroom have abandoned the classics, yet in different contexts fantasy materials can enrich an established curriculum...explanations of how best to use them in the classroom"-CBQ; "shows how fantasy can be used to teach interpretation and critical thinking, and how fantasy can be used as springboard for discussion of issues such as cultural similarities and differences, human relationships, and social mores"-Reference & Research Book News.



About the Author



Emily Dial-Driver is a professor of English at Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma, and fiction editor of RSU's Cooweescoowee: A Journal of Arts and Letters. Sally Emmons is an associate professor of English at Rogers State University and the managing editor of Cooweescoowee. Jim Ford teaches humanities, philosophy, and religion at Rogers State University and is director of the honors program. His articles have been published in the Journal of Religion, the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, and Honors in Practice.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .8 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 270
Genre: Education
Sub-Genre: General
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Format: Paperback
Author: Emily Dial-Driver & Sally Emmons & Jim Ford
Language: English
Street Date: March 2, 2012
TCIN: 90501632
UPC: 9780786459216
Item Number (DPCI): 247-13-5828
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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