Welcome to Clip from Spiral logo

Interactive video lesson plan for: 13. Faulkner -- As I Lay Dying

Activity overview:

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner (AMST 246)

Professor Wai Chee Dimock begins her discussion of Faulkner's As I Lay Dying by orienting the novel to the Great Depression in the South, as focalized through such famous texts as Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Once this macro history is established, she reads the narrative techniques of As I Lay Dying through two analytic lenses. First, she draws on Bakhtin's notion of social dialects to underscore the language that indexes poor whites as a Southern type. Second, she marshals Frank Kermode's idea of narrative secrecy to show how two secrets in As I Lay Dying -- Dewey Dell's illegitimate pregnancy and Jewel's illegitimate birth -- are gradually revealed to the reader through Faulkner's multiple narrators, each a speaker of a socially codified dialect, and each a practitioner of narrative secrecy in his or her own right.

00:00 - Chapter 1. The Odyssey and As I Lay Dying
04:34 - The Chronology of As I Lay Dying
09:51 - The Great Depression and Poor Whites
12:37 - Bakhtin and the Social Dialects of the Novel
15:38 - Chapter 5. Kermode and the Genesis of Secrets in As I Lay Dying
20:26 - Chapter 6. The Speaking Voice and Moral Responsibility of Poor Whites
30:01 - Chapter 7. Dewey Dell's Short Term Secret
38:09 - Chapter 8. Darl, Jewel, and Dewey Dell's Deep Rooted Secret
38:24 - Chapter 9. Dewey Dell's Portrait of Her Brothers
43:26 - Chapter 10. Vardaman and the Speech of Children

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://oyc.yale.edu

This course was recorded in Fall 2011.

Tagged under: Faulkner,Great Depression,Now Let Us Praise Famous Men,Walker Evans,Bakhtin,Odyssey,epic tradition,social dialects,poor whites,Kermode,narrative secrecy,Dewey Dell,Cash,Jewel,Vardaman

Clip makes it super easy to turn any public video into a formative assessment activity in your classroom.

Add multiple choice quizzes, questions and browse hundreds of approved, video lesson ideas for Clip

Make YouTube one of your teaching aids - Works perfectly with lesson micro-teaching plans

Play this activity

1. Students enter a simple code

2. You play the video

3. The students comment

4. You review and reflect

* Whiteboard required for teacher-paced activities

Share on:

Share 13. Faulkner -- As I Lay Dying on Google+ Share 13. Faulkner -- As I Lay Dying on Twitter Share 13. Faulkner -- As I Lay Dying on Facebook Pin 13. Faulkner -- As I Lay Dying Email 13. Faulkner -- As I Lay Dying

Ready to see what else Spiral logo can do?

With four apps, each designed around existing classroom activities, Spiral gives you the power to do formative assessment with anything you teach.

Quickfire

Carry out a quickfire formative assessment to see what the whole class is thinking

Discuss

Create interactive presentations to spark creativity in class

Team Up

Student teams can create and share collaborative presentations from linked devices

Clip

Turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes

1000s of teachers use Spiral to deliver awesome, engaging activities that capture students' understanding during lessons.

Now it's your turn Sign up

Spiral Reviews by Teachers and Digital Learning Coaches

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Kathryn Laster @kklaster

Tried out the canvas response option on @SpiralEducation & it's so awesome! Add text or drawings AND annotate an image! #R10tech

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Room 220 Math Stars @3rdgradeBCE

Using @SpiralEducation in class for math review. Student approved! Thumbs up! Thanks.

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Miss Ord @ordmiss

Absolutely amazing collaboration from year 10 today. 100% engagement and constant smiles from all #lovetsla #spiral

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Adam J. Stryker @strykerstennis

Students show better Interpersonal Writing skills than Speaking via @SpiralEducation Great #data #langchat folks!

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Dr Ayla Göl @iladylayla

A good tool for supporting active #learning.

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Brett Erenberg @BrettErenberg

The Team Up app is unlike anything I have ever seen. You left NOTHING out! So impressed!

Get the Clip Chrome Extension & Create Video Lessons in Seconds

Add Clip to Chrome