Dialogue and the teaching of literature in search of the lost reader

Janus-Sitarz, Anna (2009) Dialogue and the teaching of literature in search of the lost reader. Critical and Reflective Practice in Education, 1 (1). ISSN 2040-4735

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Abstract

This article presents a significant problem in contemporary teaching of literature: the crisis in reading among young people. It examines the causes of non-reading against a background of transformations in civilization. Then, it reflects upon the chances of challenging, checking and even stopping unfavourable tendencies, and this is considered through the presentation of selected aspects of the philosophy of responsibility and of literary theory that can be applied in scholastic encounters with reading. These reflections accentuate the necessity of teaching joy in reading and respect for the voice of the Other in every cultural text. This is where the key issue of dialogue between the reader and the text as the voice of the Other becomes so significant in the teaching and learning of reading. Attention is drawn to those aspects of educational philosophy which demand changes in approach both to the student and to the literary work.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: reception of literature, teaching of literature, crisis in reading, ethical turn
Depositing User: Ms Raisa Burton
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2020 14:59
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2020 14:59
URI: http://marjon.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17575

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