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Call for Papers: Symposium Nr. S128

The CfP has now ended. You will receive notification letters by November 18th 2019.


S128: ReN: Broadening Perspectives: Theorising, Researching and Practising Literature in Language Teaching

Featured speaker: Wolfgang Hallet, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

This LiLLT ReN symposium focuses on theoretical and empirical issues in using literature in language classrooms. We call for papers and posters focusing on patterns and paradigms in integrating literature in language curricula at all educational levels, employing both established and innovative practical methods, theoretical stances and empirical research methods.

Keywords: language learning, literature, paradigms, research methods

Submit your abstract to Symposium Nr. S128: AILA 2020/Call for Papers

Extended symposium description:

This symposium, organised by the Literature in Language Learning and Teaching (LiLLT) ReN convenors Sandra Stadler-Heer, Petra Kirchhoff and Amos Paran, with Wolfgang Hallet as featured speaker, focuses on the use of literature in language classrooms and on researching literature within applied linguistics. The longstanding and strong preoccupation with the practical problems of integrating literature in language curricula in secondary and tertiary education contexts has recently resulted in a revived interest in theorising and researching this area. For this symposium, we invite papers focusing on investigations of (new) patterns and paradigms, both theoretical and empirical. This includes the widening of the scope of literature to include a wide variety of multimodal texts as well as activities such as fanfiction, poetry writing and gaming, as well as widening the focus evolving from a reliance on what has variously been called “practitioner evidence” or “best practice literature” to employing a variety of educational and applied linguistics research methodologies to look at issues such as teacher and learner beliefs, the actual use of literature in classrooms, and curriculum and textbook research among others. The symposium will thus provide the floor for empirically informed discussions of theorising, researching and practicing literature in language teaching.




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