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The Question of Impersonation

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Pedagogy by Jane Gallop

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In Pedagogy: The Question of Impersonation, authors argue that teaching is a performance that incorporates the personal in acts of "im-personation." After David Crane's prefatory "postscript," George Otte recommends that students pretend, writing from various perspectives; Indira Karamcheti suggests putting on race as one can put on gender roles. Cheryl Johnson gets personal by playing the "trickster," and Chris Amirault explores the relationship between the teacher and "the good student." While Karamcheti, Gallop, and Lynne Joyrich use theatrical vehicles to structure their essays, Joseph Litvak, Arthur W. Frank, and Naomi Scheman incorporate performance as examples. Madeleine R. Grumet theorizes pedagogy, while Roger I. Simon suggests that pedagogical roles can be taken on and off at will; Gregory Jay discusses the ethical side of impersonation; and Susan Miller denounces "the personal" as a sham.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253209368
ISBN-10: 0253209366
Format: Paperback
(5983mm x 3971mm x 15mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jane Gallop

JANE GALLOP, Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is author of The Daughter's Seduction, Reading Lacan, Thinking through the Body, and Around 1981.

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