Unthinking Hamlet: stage, page, and critical thought

Johnson, Laurie (2013) Unthinking Hamlet: stage, page, and critical thought. In: Teaching Shakespeare beyond the centre: Australasian perspectives. Palgrave Shakespeare Studies. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Basingstoke, Hants. United Kingdom, pp. 63-74. ISBN 978-1-137-27506-6


In teaching Shakespeare, scholars can use the students' prior knowledge to aid in 'unthinking' a Shakespeare play as a single or fixed unit of meaning, which enables the students to learn 'on the fly' with greater critical freedom. To do this, the scholar must draw on the latest research in the field but must also differentiate roles, allowing students to occupy the position of the 'subject supposed to know' traditionally assumed by the teacher-researcher.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Contributors 2013. No reproduction, copy or transmission of this publication may be made without written permission.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2013 02:45
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 03:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hamlet; pedagogy; Shakespeare; didactics
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200503 British and Irish Literature
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200526 Stylistics and Textual Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1057/9781137275073
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23310

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