Title

The Ideology of the Mermaid.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2009

Journal / Book Title

Pedagogy

Abstract

This article argues that introducing undergraduates to literary criticism and theory can be most effectively accomplished through the teaching of children's literature, fantasy literature, and Disney films alongside traditional literary criticism. We discuss a series of assignments we use in Pursuits of English, our department's introductory theory and criticism course.

DOI

10.1215/15314200-2008-030

Published Citation

Patricia A. Matthew, Jonathan Greenberg; The Ideology of the Mermaid: Children's Literature in the Intro to Theory Course. Pedagogy 1 April 2009; 9 (2): 217–233. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-2008-030

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