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Using Queer Pedagogy and Theory to Teach Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

  • Kathryn Cloonan
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Abstract

Cloonan explores Early Modern constructions and conventions of both gender and theater, offering high school teachers of 11th and 12th graders who teach Shakespeare’s plays, particularly Twelfth Night, activities and discussion points that will illuminate students’ readings. Through the provided unit, which includes dramatic performances, writing activities, and textual analysis, teachers and their students use queer theory and queer pedagogy to ultimately challenge gender norms.

Keywords

Queer Pedagogy Twelfth Night Early Modern Stage Queer Theory Gender Constructs 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn Cloonan
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  1. 1.University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education and Human DevelopmentRochesterUSA

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