Teaching fantasy literature through critical literacy

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Mark Fabrizi
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Seeking chapters for a scholarly book that explores the teaching of fantasy literature through a critical literacy framework, challenging the norms and assumptions associated with fantasy as a genre and within particular fantasy texts. Submissions should be guided by scholarship in critical literacy pedagogy and address concerns about silenced voices, marginalized people and perspectives, and/or issues of social justice as they manifest in a specific work of fantasy. Disruptive approaches to the study of literature (i.e., those that problematize the text) are also welcome. Example texts for analysis include J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books, T.H. White's Once and Future King, and Le Guin's Earthsea books.

Please submit an abstract of approximately 200 words which includes the critical approach taken and an anticipated chapter title. Chapters are expected to be 4,000-6,000 words.

Submission deadline: October 1, 2015.

Submit proposal via PDF or Word document to Dr. Mark Fabrizi (fabrizim@easternct.edu)