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dc.contributor.authorFeu Lopez, Maria Montserrat
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-22T15:16:37Z
dc.date.available2019-02-22T15:16:37Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationMaria Montserrat Feu Lopez, “‘Transformation Was Definitely Her Specialty’: Teaching Representation with Roberta Fernandez's ‘Amanda.’” Interdisciplinary Humanities, vol. 31, no. 2, Summer 2014, pp. 47-61.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11875/2571
dc.description.abstractThis essay examines critical analysis of literature, collaborative dialogue, and reflective writing as pedagogical strategies successfully employed to teach the concept of representation. All were designed for students to draw connections among interdisciplinary sources: historical, literary and theoretical. Roberta Fernandez’s short story “Amanda” (2002), whose protagonist is believed to be a witch, was read in connection with Tillie Olsen’s poem “I Want You Women Up North to Know” (1934), and Alicia Gaspar de Alba’s novels Desert Blood (2005) and Calligraphy of the Witch (2012). The analysis of the literary texts helped students to understand the misrepresentation and underrepresentation of women in mainstream culture, as well as to value the historical legacies of working-class women as leaders and role models for their communities.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherHumanities Education and Research Associationen_US
dc.subjectrepresentation of womenen_US
dc.subjectwomen in literatureen_US
dc.subjectteaching approachesen_US
dc.subjectFernández, Roberta (1940-)en_US
dc.subjectshort storiesen_US
dc.subject'Amanda'en_US
dc.subjectOlsen, Tillie (1912-2007)en_US
dc.subject'I Want You Women Up North to Know'en_US
dc.subjectGaspar de Alba, Alicia (1958-)en_US
dc.subjectCalligraphy of the Witch (2007)en_US
dc.subjectDesert Blood (2005)en_US
dc.subjectnovelsen_US
dc.title“Transformation Was Definitely Her Specialty": Teaching Representation with Roberta Fernandez's "Amanda."en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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