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Teaching Hamlet: Shakespeare's Most Enigmatic Play

Teaching Hamlet: Shakespeare's Most Enigmatic Play

Planning to teach William Shakespeare's Hamlet? Despite being one of Shakespeare’s most widely read plays, Hamlet presents challenges for anyone who seeks to interpret it. That may be why T. S. Eliot...

Teaching Hamlet: Shakespeare's Most Enigmatic Play

Planning to teach William Shakespeare's Hamlet? Despite being one of Shakespeare’s most widely read plays, Hamlet presents challenges for anyone who seeks to interpret it. That may be why T. S. Eliot...

Teaching Othello: An Anti-Racist Approach

Teaching Othello: An Anti-Racist Approach

William Shakespeare's Othello can help students achieve a deeper understand of how race and gender operate in today’s world.

Teaching Othello: An Anti-Racist Approach

William Shakespeare's Othello can help students achieve a deeper understand of how race and gender operate in today’s world.

Teaching Julius Caesar: A Historical Overview of the Roman Republic

Teaching Julius Caesar: A Historical Overview o...

Learn about the historical context for William Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar. What was the Roman Republic? Why was Brutus so committed to saving it?

Teaching Julius Caesar: A Historical Overview o...

Learn about the historical context for William Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar. What was the Roman Republic? Why was Brutus so committed to saving it?

Gatsby’s Parties: Emblems of Democracy or Mass Conformity?

Gatsby’s Parties: Emblems of Democracy or Mass ...

Why are Gatsby's parties repeatedly compared to amusement parks. How does Fitzgerald use these parties to offer a commentary on modern life?

Gatsby’s Parties: Emblems of Democracy or Mass ...

Why are Gatsby's parties repeatedly compared to amusement parks. How does Fitzgerald use these parties to offer a commentary on modern life?

The Critique of Racism in The Great Gatsby

The Critique of Racism in The Great Gatsby

In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the bigoted character of Tom Buchanan to critique the pseudo-scientific discourse of white supremacy that was being popularized in the 1920s.

The Critique of Racism in The Great Gatsby

In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the bigoted character of Tom Buchanan to critique the pseudo-scientific discourse of white supremacy that was being popularized in the 1920s.

Technology and Labor in The Great Gatsby

Animated Objects & Alienated Labor in The Great...

In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald offers a narrative representation of Marx’s theory of “commodity fetishism.” Inert objects are endowed with their own agency and value — while humans aren't. Why?

Animated Objects & Alienated Labor in The Great...

In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald offers a narrative representation of Marx’s theory of “commodity fetishism.” Inert objects are endowed with their own agency and value — while humans aren't. Why?