ERIC Number: ED161249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Literary Studies in a Broader Context. Responding to New Realities. ACTFL Review of Foreign Language Education, Vol. 5.
Dathorne, O. R.
This chapter is a review of literary works that can enrich and expand the curriculum; pedagogical methods and techniques for the teaching of literature are not dealt with here. This review covers Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French literary works that span the mid-portion of the century, up to 1972. Background information and some explication are provided because of the generally limited familiarity of the foreign language profession with the content. The review deals with the writing of authors who are not associated with a European "metropolis" but who often share a geographical proximity to the United States and whose lives often exemplify a process of acculturation that has relevance for many students. This literature may have meaning for the emigrant from Europe or Africa who feels no closeness for the traditional content of the curricula. The works discussed here come mainly from Africa and the Caribbean, but the Spanish literature of Central and South America is also mentioned. (SW)
Descriptors: African Literature, Content Analysis, French Literature, Language Instruction, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Literature Guides, Literature Reviews, Portuguese, Spanish Literature, Twentieth Century Literature
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Africa; Caribbean