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[Xmca-l] Re: Identity through "experiential texts": Poems and Works of Art??


The H G Wells story, "in the country of the blind" is thought provoking in
many relevant ways and my students have lot ten a lot out of it. And it's
online free.  The film"Being There" may also be useful.


On Friday, 29 July 2016, David H Kirshner <dkirsh@lsu.edu> wrote:

> My thanks for the many great suggestions of movies and academic works!
> I would also welcome suggestions of poems and works of graphic art that
> seem to you to problematize the notion of identity.
> You're welcome to send suggestions off-line, and I'll compile and share
> with XMCA.
> David
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> I'm preparing to teach a capstone graduate course for teachers-to-be that
> includes a focus on identity.
> The major assignment is a Personal Literacy Portfolio in which students
> compile, organize, and discuss artifacts of their past in exploration of
> their identity. The rationale is that this self-awareness of positioning
> facilitates engagement with students of diverse cultural locations.
> I'm asking for suggestions of course resources.
> Rather than a single course reader, I'm looking for "experiential
> texts"-that is creative products in any medium that can help perturb
> essentialist ideas of core identity in favor of a more complex,
> poststructural view of identity as multiple and fragmented. Media can
> include academic writing in psychology, sociology, philosophy; short
> stories; poetry; film; works of art, etc.
> If you'd like to email me off-line (dkirsh@lsu.edu <javascript:;><mailto:
> dkirsh@lsu.edu <javascript:;>>), I'll send a compilation of all
> suggestions to XMCA.
> Below is a list of some experiential texts I'm already considering.
> David
> Walkerdine, V. (1990). Chapter 1: Sex, power and pedagogy. In V.
> Walkerdine (Ed.), Schoolgirl fictions(pp. 3-15). London: Verso. Reprinted
> from Screen Education, 38, 14-24, 1981.
> PBS Video: http://www.pbs.org/program/nine-months-that-made-you/
> 9 Months That Made You   -  How a person's individuality is developed,
> including their sexuality
> Documentary on the life of a child kept without language for 13 years.
> https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jul/14/genie-feral-child-los-angeles-researchers
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjZolHCrC8E
> Movie: Enemy  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enemy_(2013_film)
> The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as two men who are physically identical,
> but different in terms of personality.
> Gee, J. P. (2001). Identity as an analytic lens for research in education.
> In W. G. Secada (Ed.), Review of Research in Education, 25 (pp. 3-56).
> Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association. [identity = kind
> of person one is recognized as being]
> Stremmel, A., Burns, J., Nganga, C., & Bertolini, K. (2015). Countering
> the essentialized discourse of teacher education. Journal of Early
> Childhood Teacher Education, 36(2), 156-174. [discussed in
> http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=20275]


It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
that creates history. Ernst Boesch