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Common ground: incorporating new literatures in English in language and literature teaching

IntheESL/EFLteat:hingcontext,evenincountrieswhichare richinnewliteraturesiri-English,thereisanalmostwilfuldenial oflocallyproducedwritfuginfavourofthemorefashionablenew literaturesinEnglish,accordingtothefashionofthemoment.In viewofthis,inthispaper,Iwanttointroducesomeunfamiliar textswhichcanbeusedtodiscussafewshareduniversalthemes. Allreadingsofthetextswillbeorganisedintopre-reading,whilereadingandpost-readingstages(seeMcRae1991;Wallace1992), usinglanguage-basedactivitiesandstylisticanalysis(seeCarter andLong1991;McRae1991).Thetitleandnameofthewriterare revealedonlyattheendofthereadingactivity. 1

Pre-readingtasks Readtheextractgivenbelowandanswerthefollowingquestions.