Monika Shafi, ed. Approaches to teaching Grass's The tin drum [Book review]

Scollen, Rebecca J. (2008) Monika Shafi, ed. Approaches to teaching Grass's The tin drum [Book review]. AUMLA: Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (110). pp. 136-137. ISSN 0001-2793

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Review of Monika Shafi's publication, Approaches to Teaching Grass's The Tin Drum.

Approaches to Teaching Grass’s The Tin Drum provides multiple techniques for teaching school, and undergraduate, students about Grass’s first novel, The Tin Drum. Each chapter in the book explains how to critically engage with the novel from a different point of view. Part One (Materials) briefly highlights extraneous resources to enhance readers’ understanding of the text and its context. It discusses further reading for students as well as films and other audiovisual resources to assist their understanding of the novel. Part Two (Approaches) presents eighteen chapters, each instructing the reader how to interpret the novel according to a specific perspective and how to instruct others in this interpretation. The chapters are grouped under four headings: historical contexts; narrative and reading strategies; teaching issues of race and gender; and teaching the film Die Blechtrommel.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 28 May 2009 05:42
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 23:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: Günter Grass, Tin Drum, historical contexts, narrative and reading strategies, teaching literature
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
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 > 200512 Literature in German

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