Lecture by Lothar Brodella, September 29, 2000

Literary Texts in the Foreign Language Classroom

by Lothar Bredella, Professor of English and Director of the Institute for English Language and Literature, Justus-Liebig-Universitat GieBen, Bermany

This paper will briefly describe some features of a pedagogy of literary texts (What is characteristic of literary texts?  What do they make the reader do?  How do we have to conceive of the relationship between cognitive, affective, and aesthetical, dimensions in understanding literary texts? etc.) and illustrate with a variety of examples how literary texts can be used in the foreign language classroom.

Friday, September 29, 2000