This volume gathers pedagogical essays that will enhance the teaching of Indiana and contribute to students' understanding and appreciation of the novel. The first part gives an overview of editions and translations of the novel and recommends useful background readings. Contributors to the second part present various approaches to the novel, focusing on four themes: modes of literary narration, gender and feminism, slavery and colonialism, and historical and political upheaval. Each essay offers a fresh perspective on Indiana, suited not only to courses on French Romanticism and realism but also to interdisciplinary discussions of French colonial history or law.
Publisher: Modern Language Association of America
Number of pages: 210
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
The preeminent woman writer of nineteenth-century France, George Sand, deserves a place in the MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature series. This volume on Sand s Indiana is greatly needed not only because the novel is widely taught but also because it could be taught better--and this volume provides exciting new insights for teaching it. Annabelle Rea, Occidental College