Literary awareness: Connecting Brazil and Ukraine

Sonia Zyngier, Anna Chesnokova, Vander Viana

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The article focuses on the major theoretical and practical results of developing the concept of Literary Awareness (henceforth LitAw) in two countries, namely, Brazil and Ukraine. Introduced by S. Zyngier in 1994 as a methodology by means of which readers become sensitized to the verbal artistry of imaginative texts and their role in human life, LitAw enjoyed over ten years of successful applications in Brazil. Since 2005, it has been used in Ukrainian institutions and has triggered several research projects by undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationKNLU UNESCO Chair Messenger
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Literary awareness
  • Brazil
  • Ukraine
  • Empirical Science of Literature
  • Literary discourse
  • Literary education

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