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Carver Across the Curriculum: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching the Fiction and Poetry of Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver’s canonical status is secure: his short stories appear regularly in all of the major literary anthologies, and his fiction and poetry are taught at universities around the world. Despite this, there are few instructional aids to teaching Carver's work at university level, and none that take into account the interdisciplinary nature of many modern university courses.

Carver Across the Curriculum addresses these needs. Drawing on the experiences and expertise of a group of international scholars, it presents a variety of innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to teaching Carver’s work at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The chapters cover a wide range of disciplines, including music, creative writing, translation, humor studies, food studies, the medical humanities, and the visual and performing arts. As such, the collection serves as a guide and a source of inspiration to instructors, and offers readers new insights into Carver’s fiction and poetry.

Paul Benedict Grant is Assistant Professor of English at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, where he teaches courses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, Anglo-Irish literature, and humor. He is currently writing a monograph on Vladimir Nabokov’s humor and co-authoring Lolita: A Biography, forthcoming from Harvard University Press.

Katherine Ashley received her PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She has published on nineteenth- and twentieth-century French and British (particularly Scottish) literature, and is author of Edmond de Goncourt and the Novel: Naturalism and Decadence and editor of Prix Goncourt, 1903–2003: essais critiques. She has taught French, English, and Humanities courses at universities in Canada and Scotland.

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ISBN: 1-4438-2510-7

ISBN13: 978-1-4438-2510-8

Release Date: 1st April 2011

Pages: 190

Price: £34.99