“Miss Jean Brodie and Those of Her Kind”: Bad Teachers in the Age of Totalitarianisms

Simona Micali

Abstract


The article aims to contribute to the investigation on the relationship between school education and politics, through the enquiry on a specific fictional character: the teacher who consciously tries to manipulate her/his students to impose them a totalitarian vision, or a vision which is consistent with a fascist ideology.The enquiry focuses mainly on three sample novels: Erich Maria Remarque’s Im Westen nichts Neues; Witold Gombrowicz’s Ferdydurke; Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by.

Keywords


Education; Literature; Totalitarian regimes; Fascism; School

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/1693

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