Harper Lee's To kill a mockingbird : new essays
|Format:||Print Book 2010|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 2 of 2 copies|
In 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird was published to critical acclaim. To commemorate To Kill a Mockingbirds 50th anniversary, Michael J. Meyer has assembled a collection of new essays that celebrate this enduring work of American literature. These essays approach the novel from educational, legal, social, and thematic perspectives. Harper Lees only novel won the Pulitzer Prize and was transformed into a beloved film starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch. An American classic that frequently appears in middle school and high school curriculums, the novel has been subjected to criticism for its subject matter and language. Still relevant and meaningful, To Kill a Mockingbird has nonetheless been under-appreciated by many critics. There are few books that address Lees novels contribution to the American canon and still fewer that offer insights that can be used by teachers and by students. These essays suggest that author Harper Lee deserves more credit for skillfully shaping a masterpiece that not only addresses the problems of the 1930s but also helps its readers see the problems and prejudices the world faces today. Intended for high school and undergraduate usage, as well as for teachers planning to use To Kill a Mockingbird in their classrooms, this collection will be a valuable resource for all teachers of American literature.
ContentsWhat teachers (don't) say : a grounded theory approach to online discussions of To Kill a Mockingbird / James B. Kelley
Multimedia Mockingbird : teaching Harper Lee's novel using technology / Derek Blair and Cecilia Donohue
A soundtrack approach to teaching To Kill a Mockingbird / Christian Z. Goering and Cindy M. Williams
The courthouse ring : Atticus Finch and the limits of southern liberalism / Malcolm Gladwell
To Kill a Mockingbird : fifty years of influence on the legal profession / Ann Engar
Bending the law : the search for justice and moral purpose / Jeffrey B. Wood
Unlikely duos : paired characters in To Kill a Mockingbird / Robert C. Evans
On reading To Kill a Mockingbird : fifty years later / Angela Shaw-Thornburg
Spooks, masks, haints, and things that go bump in the night : fear and Halloween imagery in To Kill a Mockingbird / Michael J. Meyer
"A rigid and time-honored code" : sport and identity in To Kill a Mockingbird / Carl F. Miller
Symbolic justice : reading symbolism in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird / Jochem Riesthuis
Walking in another's skin : failure of empathy in To Kill a Mockingbird / Katie Rose Guest Pryal
"Enable us to look back" : performance and disability in To Kill a Mockingbird / Lisa Detweiler Miller
"Just one kind of folks" : the normalizing power of disability in To Kill a Mockingbird / Hugh McElaney
To Kill a Mockingbird perceptions of "the other" / Alec Gilmore.
-- To kill a mockingbird.
|Publisher|| Lanham, Md. :Scarecrow Press,2010
|Other Titles|| To kill a mockingbird
Meyer, Michael J.,
xxiii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|ISBN||9780810877221 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0810877228 (hardcover : alk. paper)