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Heart of Darkness Webquest - Literary Criticism

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Date Added to MERLOT: April 22, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 12, 2012
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Copied from the introduction to the site:After reading Heart of Darkness, you (the student) may feel that the meaning of the story is very hazy. How do you go about making sense of a story as obscure as Heart of Darkness?This WebQuest may be of some help. It will help you learn just how some critics have come up with their... More

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Literature, Interpretation, inquiry-based learning, Joseph Conrad, Post-colonialism, Literary Criticism, Critical theory, Reader response, Heart of Darkness, Deconstruction, Feminism, webquest, Psychoanalytical criticism

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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School
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Language: English
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Avatar for Judith McDaniel
1 year ago

Judith McDaniel (Faculty)

I love the dual purpose of this course. Reading the literature and exploring different critical perspectives.  This is a site I will use in my Master's level Disciplinary Foundations of Literature.  And I am thrilled to move beyond the discussion (which is almost inevitable) about whether Conrad's novel is "racist" or not.  Some of the theories can deal with that issue appropriately--post colonial and reader response theory, for example--but it is not the only focus for discussion.

Time spent reviewing site: 50 minutes

Avatar for Maha Bali
5 years ago

Maha Bali (Staff)

This is a wonderful and complete resource - a thoughtfully crafted webquest to guide students to analyze the well-known "Heart of Darkness" from a critical perspective - and students can each choose the critical perspective they prefer (feminism, post-colonial, deconstruction, reader-response, etc). Resources are provided for each perspective, and then questions for the assignment are ready-made for you. Just assign it and grade their papers :o)

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