Learning 9/11

Teaching for Key Competences in Literary and Cultural Studies


1. Edition, 2011
302 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-8253-5941-6
Product: Book
Edition: Softcover
Subject: Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Series: anglistik & englischunterricht, Volume No.: 78
Available: 02.09.2011

Keywords: USA, Hochschuldidaktik, 11. September 2001, Kanada, Medienkompetenz, Didaktik /Kulturwissenschaften, Didaktik /Literaturwissenschaften, 9/11 (Nine Eleven)


The events of September 11, 2001, are engraved both in individual and in collective cultural memory way beyond the United States. ‘Learning 9/11’ theorizes the teaching of cultural responses to the terrorist attacks in the literary and cultural studies university classroom. It makes a case for a process-oriented teaching approach which fosters the development of selected key competences that are instrumental in analyzing the wide range of ‘9/11 texts’: reading and writing skills, intercultural competences and media literacies. The volume brings together expert contributions from university teaching and cultural studies didactics with practice examples by young university teachers. Thematically, this book offers insight into negotiations of 9/11 across the media, reflections on their teaching potential, and strategies for doing justice to the scope of 9/11 as global media event. Due to its range from general essays on 9/11 literature and key competences to reports from teaching practice, junior academics, university teachers and students of cultural studies alike will find this volume accessible and versatile.

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Anneka Esch-van Kan in: KULT_online, 32 (2012) [http://kult-online.uni-giessen.de/wps/pgn/home/KULT_online/32-6]