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The Mythopoetics of Currere

Memories, Dreams, and Literary Texts as Teaching Avenues to Self-Study, 1st Edition

By Mary Aswell Doll


150 pages

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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

About the Author

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

About the Series

Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

In this age of multimedia information overload, scholars and students may not be able to keep up with the proliferation of different topical, trendy book series in the field of curriculum theory. It will be a relief to know that one publisher offers a balanced, solid, forward-looking series devoted to significant and enduring scholarship, as opposed to a narrow range of topics or a single approach or point of view. This series is conceived as the series busy scholars and students can trust and depend on to deliver important scholarship in the various "discourses" that comprise the increasingly complex field of curriculum theory.

The range of the series is both broad (all of curriculum theory) and limited (only important, lasting scholarship) – including but not confined to historical, philosophical, critical, multicultural, feminist, comparative, international, aesthetic, and spiritual topics and approaches. Books in this series are intended for scholars and for students at the doctoral and, in some cases, master's levels.

Persons interested in submitting book proposals or in serving as reviewers for this series are invited to contact

Professor William F. Pinar

Canada Research Chair
University of British Columbia

Faculty of Education

Department of Curriculum Studies

2125 Main Mall

Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4



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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Curricula
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects