Tales Out of School: Gender, Longing, and the Teacher in Fiction and Film

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Jo Keroes's scope is wide: she examines the teacher as represented in fiction and film in works ranging from the twelfth-century letters of Abelard and Heloise to contemporary films such as "Dangerous Minds" and "Educating Rita." And from the twelfth through the twentieth century, Keroes shows, the teaching encounter is essentially erotic. Tracing the roots of eros from cultural as well as psychological perspectives, Keroes defines "erotic" in terms broader than the merely sexual. She analyzes ways in which teachers serve ...

Tales Out of School: Gender, Longing, and the Teacher in Fiction and Film 1999, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809322381

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