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New Approaches to Literature for Language Learning

  • Jeneen Naji
  • Ganakumaran Subramaniam
  • Goodith White
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Jeneen Naji, Ganakumaran Subramaniam, Goodith White
    Pages 1-23
  3. Jeneen Naji, Ganakumaran Subramaniam, Goodith White
    Pages 25-50
  4. Jeneen Naji, Ganakumaran Subramaniam, Goodith White
    Pages 51-80
  5. Jeneen Naji, Ganakumaran Subramaniam, Goodith White
    Pages 81-97
  6. Jeneen Naji, Ganakumaran Subramaniam, Goodith White
    Pages 99-127
  7. Jeneen Naji, Ganakumaran Subramaniam, Goodith White
    Pages 129-148
  8. Jeneen Naji, Ganakumaran Subramaniam, Goodith White
    Pages 149-169
  9. Jeneen Naji, Ganakumaran Subramaniam, Goodith White
    Pages 171-192
  10. Jeneen Naji, Ganakumaran Subramaniam, Goodith White
    Pages 193-220
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 221-222

About this book

Introduction

This book unpacks recent changes in the landscape of literature and language teaching, and aims to find new explanations for the altered relationships between readers and writers, the democratisation of authorship, and the emergence of new ways of using language. By examining topics as various as literature and technology, multimodality, and new Englishes, the authors take a fresh look at the use of literature as a tool in the teaching of English to second-language speakers. More than simply a way of teaching aesthetic and ethical values and rhetorical skills, they argue that literature can also be used to help students to critically evaluate assumptions about society, culture and power which underpin the production and reception of texts. The book relates theories of language acquisition and literary criticism to examples of literary texts from a wide range of global literature in English, and discusses new ways of engaging with it, such as transmedia story telling,  book blogs and slam poetry. It will be of interest to language teachers and teacher trainers, and to students and scholars of applied linguistics, TESOL, and digital literacies.

Jeneen Naji is Digital Media Faculty in the Department of Media Studies in Maynooth University, Ireland.

Ganakumaran Subramaniam is the Head of School and Professor at the School of Education, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus.

Goodith White retired as Director of the Applied Language Centre, University College Dublin, Ireland in 2015, and is currently Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus.

Keywords

language arts ESL English as a Second Language TESOL Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages EFL English as a Foreign Language ELT English Language Teaching literary canon critical literacy literary theory ecocriticism language technology globalisation intercultural communication creative writing

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeneen Naji
    • 1
  • Ganakumaran Subramaniam
    • 2
  • Goodith White
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Media StudiesNational University of Ireland, MaynoothMaynoothIreland
  2. 2.School of EducationUniversity of Nottingham Malaysia CampusSemenyihMalaysia
  3. 3.School of EducationUniversity of Nottingham Malaysia CampusSemenyihMalaysia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15256-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15255-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15256-7
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