ERIC Number: ED101335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Teaching of Literature.
Inglis, James; And Others
Teaching English, v7 n1 p10-22 October 1973
The four articles in this issue deal with the teaching of literature. In "Why I Teach Literature," James Inglis suggests that the teaching of literature through the concept of a tripartite dialogue (teacher, students, writer) is necessary for understanding the living and creative aspects of literature. John O'Neill, in "Why I Teach Poetry," discusses his belief that poetry is the most valuable literary form for helping students to develop language arts skills, to widen their interests, to deepen their sensitivity, and to become aware of other people and of their own place among them. James Alison, in "Why I Teach the Novel," explains the private process of novel reading and points out that the novel guarantees certain humane values through its dedication to the uniqueness of the personality and its adventures. In "Why I Teach Drama," Richard Hendry emphasizes the importance of students' enjoying studying drama as literature while they develop both an awareness of the linguistic characteristics peculiar to drama and an appreciation of some of the greatest literary masterpieces. (JM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on the Teaching of English, Edinburgh (Scotland).