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

  • Simona Micali Università di Siena
Keywords: Education, Literature, Totalitarian regimes, Fascism, School

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.

Author Biography

Simona Micali, Università di Siena
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Published
2015-11-30
How to Cite
Micali, S. (2015). “Miss Jean Brodie and Those of Her Kind”: Bad Teachers in the Age of Totalitarianisms. Between, 5(10). https://doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/1693