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Spotless Minds and Cultural Memory:
Teaching Future Teachers in the United States

HILARY TEYNOR DONATINI


NOTES

1. Pride and Prejudice, often counted in the “long” eighteenth century, is included in the Grade 11 “Stories” category (11). Joan Dash’s The Longitude Prize is recommended for Grade 9 to 10 “Informational Texts: History / Social Studies,” and Joy Hakim’s The Story of Science: Newton at the Center is suggested for Grade 9 to 10 “Informational Texts: Science, Math, and Technical Subjects” (11).

2. C. D. C. James examines the gender inversions in Joel and Clementine’s relationship in “Two Blue Ruins: Love and Memory in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (26−27).

3. See Anne Carson’s “Exquisite Torture” for elaboration on the erotic elements of the poem.


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Carson, Anne Elizabeth. “‘Exquisite Torture’: The Autoeroticism of Pope's Eloisa.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 40.4 (2007): 615−29. Print.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman. Dir. Michel Gondry. Perf. Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, and Tom Wilkinson. Focus Features, 2004. Film.

Jack, R. D. S. “Pope’s Mediaeval Heroine: Eloisa to Abelard.” Alexander Pope: Essays for the Tercentenary. Ed. Colin Nicholson. Aberdeen: Aberdeen UP, 1998. 206−219. Print.

James, C. D. C. “Two Blue Ruins: Love and Memory in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Ed. Christopher Grau. London: Routledge, 2009. 15−30. Print.

McGowan, Todd. Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema. U of Minnesota P, 2011. Print.

Moore, Roger. “The Eternal Mystery Of Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman.” Orlando Sentinel. Tribune Company. 23 March 2004. Web. 20 May 2013.

National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers. “Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.” Common Core State Standards. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C. 2010. Web. 20 May 2013.

National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers. “Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects: Appendix B: Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks.” Common Core State Standards. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C. 2010. Web. 20 May 2013.

Pope, Alexander. Eloisa to Abelard. The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-Volume Edition of the Twickenham Text with Select Annotations. Ed. John Butt. New Haven: Yale UP, 1963. 252−61. Print.

Quinsey, Katherine. “‘Am’rous Charity’: Eros and Agape in Eloisa to Abelard.” Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature 39.3 (1987): 407-20. Print.

Rumbold, Valerie. “Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock, and ‘Eloisa to Abelard.’” A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry. Ed. Christine Gerrard. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006. Print
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