Researching Interpretive Talk Around Literary Narrative Texts: Shared Novel Reading

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Drawing on a multidisciplinary approach integrating insights from conversation analysis, narrative analysis, and narratology, this book theorizes teaching around narrative prose in each level of education, with a focus on a new framework of Pedagogic Literary Narration which emphasizes the practice of shared novel reading and the importance of the role of the teacher in mediating this practice. With insights taken from a comprehensive set of transcripts taken from actual classrooms, the volume focuses on the convention in native-tongue literary study in which teachers and students read a novel shared over lessons, combining periods of reading aloud with those of questioning and discussion. In so doing, Gordon seeks to extend existing methodologies from literary and social science research toward informing teaching practice in literary pedagogy and address the need for a theorization of literary pedagogy which considers the interrelationship between text-in-print and text-through-talk. Transcripts are supported with comprehensive analyses to help further explicate the research methodology and provide guidance on implementing it in the classroom. This book is a valuable resource for scholars in language and education, literary studies, narrative inquiry, and education research.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages248
ISBN (Electronic)9780429277917
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2020

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PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis

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