Introducing Literature Critically and Creatively to Bangladeshi University Students

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  • Nevin Farida University of Dhaka
  • Begum Shahnaz Sinha University of Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nelta.v18i1-2.10329

Keywords:

Literature, Teaching, Creative ability, Critical ability, University students

Abstract

In the National Curriculum for the Secondary and Higher Secondary levels in Bangladesh, there is hardly any focus on English literature in the English syllabus. Students who enter the English Department of Dhaka University face great difficulties in tackling literature. This paper aims to show how we meet the needs of our learners. We draw upon the techniques of close reading and stylistics to develop students’ critical and creative abilities in order to respond to literature. This paper will also share some of the materials and activities used in the classroom by the teachers.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/nelta.v18i1-2.10329  

Journal of NELTA, Vol 18 No. 1-2, December 2013; 41-52

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Author Biographies

Nevin Farida, University of Dhaka

Nevin Farida is currently a Professor in the Department of English, University of Dhaka. She completed her MA in English Literature (DU) and M.Ed. in TESOL (Monash). She was awarded PhD in Applied Linguistics and ELT from Warwick University. Her research involved textual and contextual analysis of written English. Her areas of interest are materials development and the interface between literature and language teaching

Begum Shahnaz Sinha, University of Dhaka

Begum Shahnaz Sinha is a professor at the Department of English, University of Dhaka. She completed her B.A. (Honours) in English Literature and M.A. in Applied Linguistics and ELT from University of Dhaka. She has a second Masters in ELT from University of Warwick, UK. Her areas of interest include material development, discourse analysis, language planning and policy.

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Published

2014-05-02

How to Cite

Farida, N., & Sinha, B. S. (2014). Introducing Literature Critically and Creatively to Bangladeshi University Students. Journal of NELTA, 18(1-2), 41–52. https://doi.org/10.3126/nelta.v18i1-2.10329

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