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Approaches to Teaching Thoreau's "Walden" and Other Works, Richard J. Schneider
Approaches to Teaching Thoreau's "Walden" and Other Works,  Richard J. Schneider
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Edited by Richard J. Schneider. Part 1 reviews editions of Thoreau's works, studies of Thoreau and his times, critical commentary, and visual and sound resources. In the second part twenty-four teachers offer ideas for presenting Thoreau to students in a variety of settings An important and informative book for educators seeking new ideas about how best to present this key 19th Century author and philosopher. Contents: Walden and the Construction of the American Renaissance / Linck C. Johnson; Thoreau and Anglo-European Romanticism / Frederick Garber; "Extra Vagant" Education: Teaching Walden in the Context of Transcendentalism / T. S. McMillin; "Where I Lived:" The Environs of Walden / William Howarth; The Many Paths to and from Walden / Richard Lebeaux; Reader Responses to Walden: A Study of Undergraduate Reading Patterns / Richard Dillman; Teaching Thoreau as a Visionary Thinker / Robert Franciosi; Reading the Garden" Excursions into Walden / Frank J. McGill; Reclaiming Thoreau's Humor for the Classroom / Michael D. West; "What Are You Doing Out There?" Teaching Thoreau to College Freshmen / Stanley S. Blair; Walden and Awakening: Thoreau in a Sophomore American Literature Survey Course / Scott Slovic; Teaching Walden as Transcendental Strip Tease Art / Annette M. Woodlief; The Privileged Protester: Teaching Thoreau to Two-Year-College Students / Deborah T. Meem; "Baker Farm" and Historicism: The Rainbow's Arch / Leonard N. Neufeldt; Walden: Text, Context, Pretext / Henry Golemba; The Genres of A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers / Stephen Adams; "Civil Disobedience" and the Problem of Thoreau's "Peaceable Revolution" / Michael Meyer; "Civil Disobedience" (or is it "Resistance to Civil Government"?) in a Composition Course / Laraine Fergenson "Life without Principle" and Cape Cod as Foils to Walden / Richard J. Schneider; Thoreau's "Walking" and the Ecological Imperative / David M. Robinson; Teaching Thoreau's Journal / H. Daniel Peck; Thoreau in the Wildernes / David G. Fuler; "Monarch of All I Survey:" Thoreau Among Engineering Students / Wesley T. Mott; Sauntering After Sixty: Thoreau in the Elderhostel Program / Gordon V. Boudreau. Please note that our hardcover copies do not include dust jackets.
The Modern Language Association of America, 1996. Hardcover, 223 pp.

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