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ERIC Number: EJ900214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
The Literary Work, or the Work We Do with Literary Texts?
Morgan, Wendy
English in Australia, v42 n2 p34-38 2007
In this article, the author reflects on Statement Three of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) "Statements of Belief". The third statement begins: "We value the power of the imagination and literary expression to provide pleasure and enrich life." Statement 3 has two parts. It identifies what the study of literature offers; and it states the benefits to students of this study. The author discusses the benefits to students of the study of literary texts and the emphasis of the statement on the power of aesthetic texts to "provide pleasure and enrich lives". (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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