Approaches to Teaching the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson
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Although Robert Louis Stevenson was a late Victorian, his work--especially Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde--still circulates energetically and internationally among popular and academic audiences and among young and old. Admired by Henry James, Vladimir Nabokov, and Jorge Luis Borges, Stevensonâ€™s fiction crosses the boundaries of genre and challenges narrow definitions of the modern and the postmodern.
Part 1 of this volume, "Materials," provides an introduction to the writer's life, a survey of the criticism of his work, and a variety of resources for the instructor. In part 2, "Approaches," thirty essays address such topics as Stevenson's dialogue with James about literature; his verse for children; his Scottish heritage; his wanderlust; his work as gothic fiction, as science fiction, as detective fiction; his critique of imperialism in the South Seas; his usefulness in the creative writing classroom; and how he encourages expansive thinking across texts, times, places, and lives.
- Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
- Published: Dec 01, 2012
- Publisher: The Modern Language Association of America
- Seller: NetRead Software and Services, LLC
- Print Length: 250 Pages
- Language: English