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Literary Texts and Intercultural Learning

Exploring New Directions

by Ana Goncalves Matos (Author)
©2012 Monographs IX, 205 Pages

Summary

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.

Details

Pages
IX, 205
Year
2012
ISBN (PDF)
9783035302493
ISBN (Softcover)
9783034307208
DOI
10.3726/978-3-0353-0249-3
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (February)
Keywords
inherent connection between reading and being intercultural reality and literary experience Pedagogical value of literary texts construction of textual understanding can facilitate intercultural learning
Published
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2012. X, 205 pp.

Biographical notes

Ana Goncalves Matos (Author)

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 and literatures; translation; intercultural citizenship education; and education through the Arts.

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