Anne Sexton : teacher of weird abundance /

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Author / Creator:Salvio, Paula M.
Imprint:Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2007.
Description:1 online resource (xv, 151 pages) : illustrations
Series:SUNY series, feminist theory in education
SUNY series, feminist theory in education.
Subject:Sexton, Anne, -- 1928-1974.
Sexton, Anne, -- 1928-1974.
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Women educators -- United States -- Biography.
Education -- Philosophy.
Education -- Social aspects.
POETRY -- American -- General.
Education -- Philosophy.
Education -- Social aspects.
Poets, American.
Women educators.
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-139) and index.
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Summary:Annotation A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who confessed the unrelenting anguish of addiction and depression, Anne Sexton (1928-1974) was also a dedicated teacher. In this book, Paula M. Salvio opens up Sexton's classroom, uncovering a teacher who willfully demonstrated that the personal could also be plural. Salvio looks at how Sexton framed and used the personal in teaching and learning, and considers the extent to which our histories--both personal and social--exert their influence on teaching. In doing so, she situates the teaching life of Anne Sexton at the center of what feminist philosophers consider to be key problems and questions in feminist pedagogy: navigating the appropriate distance between teacher and student, the relationship between writer and poetic subject, and the relationship between emotional life and knowledge. Examining Sexton's pedagogy, with its "weird abundance" of tactics and strategies, Salvio argues that Sexton's use of the autobiographical "I" is as much a literary identity as a literal identity, one that can speak with great force to educators who recognize its vital role in the humanities classroom.
Other form:Print version: Salvio, Paula M. Anne Sexton. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2007 0791470970 9780791470978