Alice Munro

Understanding, Adapting and Teaching

  • Mirosława Buchholtz

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Also part of the Issues in Literature and Culture book sub series (ILC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mirosława Buchholtz
    Pages 1-9
  3. Understanding

  4. Adapting

  5. Teaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. David Staines
      Pages 123-124
    3. Keiko Beppu, Anca-Raluca Radu
      Pages 125-130
    4. Agnieszka Salska, Lucyna Aleksandrowicz-Pędich
      Pages 131-139

About this book


The book offers a new approach to the study of Alice Munro's fiction. Its innovative quality consists in juxtaposing a variety of literary analyses of selected stories with two other ways of looking at her fiction: the perspectives of film adaptation and of pedagogy. The book is divided into three parts which mirror the key words in the title: understanding, adapting and teaching. Part One consists of four articles on various aspects of Munro's short fiction from a literary perspective. Part Two - four essays - addresses editing and film adaptations of Munro's stories (both television and feature films). Part Three consists of an essay on didactic aspects of Munro's fiction and of several interviews with teachers of Canadian literature who have included stories by Munro in their syllabi


2013 Nobel Prize Winner Alice Munro Canadian Short Story Film Adaptations Teaching of Literature

Editors and affiliations

  • Mirosława Buchholtz
    • 1
  1. 1.English DepartmentNicolaus Copernicus UniversityTorunPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-24059-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-24061-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-7656
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