Literary Texts and Intercultural Learning: Exploring New Directions by Ana Goncalves MatosLiterary Texts and Intercultural Learning: Exploring New Directions by Ana Goncalves Matos

Literary Texts and Intercultural Learning: Exploring New Directions

byAna Goncalves Matos

Paperback | December 20, 2011

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This book offers new perspectives on the pedagogical value of literary texts. The book is, in the first place, a theoretical study – speculative in nature – about the inherent connection between reading and interculturality. The author argues that reading literary texts may open up a passage to a ‘third place’, a space in which a student can learn more about their own identity and ultimately arrive at a more nuanced understanding of otherness. Some of the skills implicated in the construction of textual understanding can facilitate intercultural learning, opening up opportunities for a pedagogical approach in which the reading of literary texts develops a student’s intercultural perspective and fosters reflection on cultural difference. The author explores the pedagogical potential of the book’s theoretical premises through a sustained classroom-based example.
Ana Gonçalves Matos is Associate Lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages, Cultures and Literatures, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and a researcher at CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies). Her research interests include intercultural education; teaching and learning languages, cultures an...
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Title:Literary Texts and Intercultural Learning: Exploring New DirectionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:December 20, 2011Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034307209

ISBN - 13:9783034307208

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Table of Contents

Contents: Reading literary texts as third place and significance for pedagogy – Reading asymmetries and cultural asymmetries – Virtual participation, transformation and imagination – Reader-response and aesthetic experience – Literature and foreign language intercultural pedagogy; individual and collective identities; reality and literary experience – Pedagogical criteria; modes of reading; text choice and a reading model – Classroom experience.