The Mythopoetics of Currere : Memories, Dreams, and Literary Texts as Teaching Avenues to Self-Study book cover
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The Mythopoetics of Currere
Memories, Dreams, and Literary Texts as Teaching Avenues to Self-Study

ISBN 9780367342401
Published May 7, 2019 by Routledge
166 Pages

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Book Description

In The Mythopoetics of Currere, Doll uses depth psychology, myth, and literature to offer a new approach to currere, the root of curriculum, through essays exploring significant literary images that open doorways into the fictions that layer the self. Offering a focus on the body, queer love, false belief, strangeness, otherness, and chaos, this book suggests new metaphors for understanding why currere is what matters most in curriculum.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Remembered Self

Section One: Dreams and the Curriculum of the Remembered Self

Chapter One: Memory and Currere

Chapter Two: Planting: For Bill

Chapter Three: My Brother: Duncan/Bill

Chapter Four: My Mother, the Editor, Mary Louise Aswell

Chapter Five: My Father, the Editor, Edward Campbell Aswell

Chapter Six: Memory Slides

Chapter Seven: Dreams: The Coursings from Within

Chapter Eight: Beyond the Window: The Inscape of Currere

Section Two: The Mythopoetics of Currere in Literary Texts

Chapter Nine: Curriculum as the Fictions that Layer the Self

Chapter Ten: I am Dirt: Disturbing the Genesis of Western Hegemony

Chapter Eleven: Writers in the Mythic Mode: Shattering the Stillness

Chapter Twelve: What Nature Allows: Queer Love

Chapter Thirteen: The Body of Knowledge

Chapter Fourteen: The Butterfly Effect: Chaos and the Fictions of Identity

Chapter Fifteen: Capacity and Currere

Chapter Sixteen: The Poetics of Elsewhere

Chapter Seventeen: Beyond the Pale of Female Subjectivity

Chapter Eighteen: Crone in the Classroom

Chapter Nineteen: Before the Wave: Goddess Authority

Chapter Twenty: The Mythopoetics of Currere

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Mary Aswell Doll is Professor of English in the Liberal Arts Department at Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Georgia, USA.