Octavia Butler's Fledgling: Fantasy as an “Other” Pedagogy in Lessons on Gender, Race, and Sexuality

Nicole S Barco, Maureen N. Eke

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Abstract

Using the works of Amiri Baraka, Octavia Butler, and Danielle Evans, this panel aims to discuss both texts that have “scandalous” representations of sex and sexuality, and pedagogical approaches to teaching those same texts. Often students deem scandalous elements in literary texts unnecessary, especially when these elements challenge their own personal sense of ethics and their understanding of common social mores. However, our papers explore the myriad critical responses that the shock of scandal can produce in the reader and the ways in which the process of collaborative knowledge production about race, gender, and sexuality in the classroom community can yield new forms of “race-y” pedagogies.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Sep 30 2011
EventCelebrating African American Literature: Race, Sexuality,a nd African American Literature - State College, PA
Duration: Sep 30 2011Sep 30 2011

Conference

ConferenceCelebrating African American Literature: Race, Sexuality,a nd African American Literature
Period09/30/1109/30/11

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