To the Lighthouse and Back: Writings on Teaching and Living (Counterpoints #19) (Paperback)

To the Lighthouse and Back: Writings on Teaching and Living (Counterpoints #19) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Mary Aswell Doll Cover Image

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This is book number 19 in the Counterpoints series.


The book's basic thesis is that learning, like living, is comedic. Comedy instructs through metaphor - seeing likeness between opposites - and in reading everything as text. The book thereby revisions education as Comedy. It suggests that the subjects of all assignments must connect with the subjective reader. Accordingly, it includes student writings, personal memoirs, dreams, poems, myths, journals, and artwork - as well as critiques of mainstream writing and teaching. From classwork with Virginia Woolf, Eudora Welty, and Flannery O'Connor, assignments are offered to prod students into awareness of their deeper selves, their others, nature, and the divine.

About the Author

The Author: Mary Aswell Doll is Professor of English at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans. She received her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies at Syracuse University. In addition to numerous articles in professional journals, she wrote Beckett and Myth: An Archetypal Approach and co-edited In the Shadow of the Giant: Thomas Wolfe.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780820427775
ISBN-10: 0820427772
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: December 1st, 1995
Pages: 172
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints