A “Modern” amongst the “Standards”: Conrad in the Classroom

Pye, Patricia (2017) A “Modern” amongst the “Standards”: Conrad in the Classroom. Conradiana, 49 (2-3). pp. 173-188. ISSN 1935-0252 (In Press)

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Conrad’s modernity had a significant but overlooked educational dimension. Though school editions of his fiction have received little critical attention, these were instrumental in promoting his work amongst teachers and educationalists. The article opens with a consideration of the “Newbolt Report” (1921), a document testifying to Conrad’s significance in the classroom in a progressive period for the teaching of English literature. Focusing on the publication of Youth and Gaspar Ruiz in Dent’s “Kings Treasuries” series, the article also explores Conrad’s misgivings about “school books,” and his aversion to the use of literature for pedagogic purposes. Despite this, and as his 1922 interview for the Teachers World reveals, Conrad was championed as a modern writer for the modern classroom, ensuring his place in an educational, as well as literary, canon.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Education, School editions, The Newbolt Report, Dent’s “Kings Treasuries”, Youth and Gaspar Ruiz, The Teachers World
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2019 12:47
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2022 11:45
URI: https://bnu.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17772

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