Deconstructing "Real" Love in the Classroom

How to Cite

Hurt, E. (2019). Deconstructing "Real" Love in the Classroom. Radical Teacher, 113, 94–96.


This Note describes several strategies used in a seminar course on chick lit to defamiliarize for students the romantic tropes of the genre.


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