Fiction as feminist pedagogy: an examination of curriculum and teaching strategies embodied in the novel

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ABSTRACT
This article argues that fiction can operate as a critical feminist
curriculum and discusses how this manifests itself in terms of

Naomi Alderman’s dystopian fiction The Power (2016) to explore
this, complemented by an analysis of a discussion between
Alderman and readers participating in a book club organised
through the UK discussion forum Mumsnet. It concludes that
fiction can stimulate learning and critical reflection, in this
instance with respect to gender and power, thus functioning as
critical feminist pedagogy.
LanguageEnglish
JournalStudies in Continuing Education
Early online date9 Feb 2019
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Feb 2019

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