Literature for the English classroom

Theory into practice

Edited by: Anna Birketveit, Gweno Williams

Bringing together enthusiastic scholars from Norway and the UK, this book sets out to provide a bridge between English language literature and teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). English competence is rising rapidly in the Nordic countries; this book responds to the need for new types of texts and new approaches to literature studies in teacher training. Literature for children and young adults is a main focus, including exciting new genres such as graphic novels and picturebooks. Guidance on analysing and choosing texts for classroom use and on writing is provided, as are discussions of drama and film adaptation. Combining theoretical research-based insights with practical pedagogic strategies for the classroom, this book amply meets the needs of the English teacher training and school curriculum. Presenting contemporary literature as well as children's poetry and Shakespeare, this book will be essential reading for teacher training students of English and TEFL teachers at all levels in the school system. All 10 chapters draw on up-to-date research in their fields. "This is the book I have been waiting for all my teaching career." Bjorn Sorheim, Senior Lecturer, Sogn og Fjordane University College "A rich source of ideas and knowledge for teachers of English, well-written, scholarly and up-to-date." Elisabeth Ibsen, Associate Professor of Foreign Language Education, University of Oslo. Editors Anna Birketveit is Associate Professor of English at Bergen University College. She has many years of experience as an English teacher and teacher trainer. Her main fields of teaching and research are children's literature and EFL. A particular interest is the field of picturebooks. Gweno Williams is Professor of English at York St John University and Visiting Professor at the Norwegian Study Centre at the University of York, where she has given regular guest lectures for more than 20 years. She has been awarded a British National Teaching Fellowship, and is passionate about interactive and dynamic ways of studying literature at all levels.

Publication Date: 7/16/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9788245013825