Fiction, Literature and Media

Edited by Mary Kooy, Tanja Janssen, and Ken Watson

Fiction, Literature and Media
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Edited by Mary Kooy, Tanja Janssen, and Ken Watson

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

94 pages | 6-1/4 x 9-1/2 | © 1999
Paper $28.50 ISBN: 9789053563922 Published June 1999 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This book examines mother tongue language education and the changing face of the texts that characterise them. In increasingly complex, diverse and media-saturated social contexts, the authors challenge mother tongue teachers and teacher educators to consider and stretch textual horizons to include oral, written, visual, and virtual texts in their teaching and learning.

The book is divided into three sections: fictions and literary theory, fictions and (multi)media texts, and crossing borders: fictions, integration and language. Each chapter offers ways of integrating a diverse range of texts into mother tongue classes in larger, bolder strokes. Challenges - particularly to conventional understanding of the literary canon - emerge in elaborate, extensive, and inclusive considerations of broadly defined written, visual, and virtual texts and their place in mother tongue education classes. This book will challenge educators to review and reconstruct their literary practices in a broader textual environment.
Contents
Mary Kooy, Expanding Textual and Intertextual Horizons in Mother Tongue Education
 
Ken Watson, Picture Books in the Secondary Classroom
 
Metka Kordigel, Of Fairy Tales and Literary Theory: A Communicative Model in Mother Tongue Teaching
 
Sean Farren, Language, Literature, and Cultural Conflict
 
Andrew Goodwyn, Literature: The Writing on the Wall is Now on the Screen
 
Ronald Soetaert and André Mottart, Communicating Complexity: Content, Interaction, and Media in Teaching Literature
 
Tanja Janssen, Brechtine Detmar and Joost Ides, Literature Does Not Need a Passport: Integrating Literature Teaching in Language Education
 
Mary Kooy, Constructing Intertextual Landscapes: Reading Logs in Mother Tongue Education
 
Further Explorations in Texts and Intertextuality
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