Approaches to teaching Grass's The tin drum by Monika Shafi

Book review


Scollen, Rebecca J.. 2008. "Approaches to teaching Grass's The tin drum by Monika Shafi." AUMLA: Journal of the Australasian Universities Modern Language Association. 2008 (110), pp. 136-137.
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Approaches to teaching Grass's The tin drum by Monika Shafi

ERA Journal ID11525
Article CategoryBook review
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AuthorScollen, Rebecca J.
Journal TitleAUMLA: Journal of the Australasian Universities Modern Language Association
Journal Citation2008 (110), pp. 136-137
Number of Pages2
Year2008
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN0001-2793
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/000127908805259770
Abstract

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.

KeywordsGünter Grass, Tin Drum, historical contexts, narrative and reading strategies, teaching literature
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
390104. English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
470517. Literature in German
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