Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Fall 2004

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Teresa Lynn Martin

Second Committee Member

Osman Alawiye

Third Committee Member

Andrea Bowman


The project examines the historical context of Contemporary Literary Theories: Deconstruction, Marxist Literary Theory, Althusser's Theory ofldeology, and Feminist Literary Theory, through a review ofliterature. The project culminates in a 4-6 week unit on teaching Feminist Literary Theory, Marxist Literary Theory, and Deconstruction in connection with a unit on Rudolfo Anaya's award-winning novel, Bless Me, Wtima. The unit is designed for 10th grade Honors Language Arts classes.