Teaching Modernist Anglophone Literature


Teaching Modernist Anglophone Literature features fresh classroom approaches to teaching modernism, with an emphasis on pedagogy grounded in educational theory and contemporary digital media tools. It offers techniques for improving students’ close reading, critical thinking/writing, and engagement with issues of gender, race, class, and social justice. Discussions are raised of subjectivity, perception, the nature of language, and the function of art. Innovative project ideas, assignments, and examples of student work are offered in a special annex. This volume fills a gap in higher education pedagogy uniquely suited to the experimental nature of modernism. Madden and McKenzie’s inspiring volume can steer the teaching of modernist literature in creative, new directions that benefit both teachers and students.

Contributors are: Susan Hays Bussey, William A. Johnsen, Benjamin Johnson, Mary C. Madden, Laci Mattison, Precious McKenzie, Susan Rowland, and Kelsey Squire.

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Biographical Note

Mary C. Madden, Ph.D. (2006), University of South Florida, currently adjunct professor at Saint Leo University, has published articles, poetry, and book chapters on composition, pedagogy, and Virginia Woolf--notably in Woolf in the Real World (Clemson UP, 2005).


Educators at university and secondary school levels, education institutes, graduate and undergraduate students, researchers, academic libraries, public libraries, psychologists, sociologists, laymen/laywomen interested in creativity, innovative pedagogy, and modernist literature.