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Thyberg, Anna
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Thyberg, A. (2016). Identifikation som drivkraft: Romanläsning på engelska. In: Karin L. Eriksson (Ed.), Möten med mening: Ämnesdidaktiska fallstudier i konst och humaniora (pp. 139-154). Lund: Nordic Academic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Identifikation som drivkraft: Romanläsning på engelska
2016 (Swedish)In: Möten med mening: Ämnesdidaktiska fallstudier i konst och humaniora / [ed] Karin L. Eriksson, Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2016, p. 139-154Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2016
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Humanities, English Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75370 (URN)978-91-88168-33-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-06-08 Created: 2018-06-08 Last updated: 2018-06-11Bibliographically approved
Thyberg, A. (2012). Ambiguity and Estrangement: Peer-Led Deliberative Dialogues on Literature in the EFL Classroom. (Doctoral dissertation). Växjö, Kalmar: Linnaeus University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ambiguity and Estrangement: Peer-Led Deliberative Dialogues on Literature in the EFL Classroom
2012 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The thesis focuses on ideological and emotional dimensions of literature reading in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom. The empirical data at the heart of this dissertation comprises questionnaires, group sessions, student texts, and post-study evaluation. Drawing on the fields of postcolonial studies, reader response theories, and critical literacy, the study investigates upper secondary students’ formulations of values in carefully staged peer-led deliberative dialogues on literature. Bakhtin’s theory on internally persuasive discourse has been instrumental in examining the properties of the novel that inspire students to formulate values. Moreover, the concept of positionality provides a framework for understanding how the text decenters the subject position of the students but also how reading is productive of creating moments of instability because of the positions offered in the EFL setting. The discussion of how the students move between reading stances is located in reader response theories dealing with aesthetic reading. My proposition is that the ambiguity of literary texts and the added estrangement effects of reading in EFL conjoin in fostering a predisposition towards language, literature, and interaction characterized by what Bakhtin calls ideological becoming.

The organization of reading into deliberative dialogues makes it possible to delineate ecologies of transformation created over the course of the project. Representations of the texts change by way of social interaction in the groups, but there is also transformation in the individual brought about by this kind of active and dynamic reading. In short, the reading process that occurs in the project can be said to reflect bounder crossings and the in-between spaces of human textual transactions; between personal world and imagined text world as well as the collaborative meaning negotiated in the groups. An important finding regards the points of convergence for axes of disaffiliation and affiliation in this EFL setting, leading to reinforcement of positions of privilege and constructions of difference. Nevertheless, the overarching argument remains that deliberative dialogues on literature in EFL can function as a hands-on democratic practice generating critical exploration of ideological dimensions coupled with respectful reading of the experiences of Another.

 

Keywords: literature, EFL, peer-led deliberative dialogues, civic values, postcolonial, positionality, ambiguity, estrangement, aesthetic reading, internally persuasive discourse, upper secondary students, transformative learning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö, Kalmar: Linnaeus University Press, 2012. p. 413
Series
Linnaeus University Dissertations ; 109/2012
Keywords
literature, EFL, peer-led deliberative dialogues, civic values postcolonial, positionality, ambiguity, estrangement, aesthetic reading, internally persuasive discourse, upper secondary students, transformative learning.
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Humanities, English Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-22631 (URN)978-91-86983-95-6 (ISBN)
Public defence
2012-12-21, Homeros, Hus F, Växjö, 13:15 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2012-11-30 Created: 2012-11-27 Last updated: 2017-03-23Bibliographically approved
Thyberg, A. (2011). Four Female Student Readers of Buchi Emecheta's "Second-Class Citizen": Reinforcing Positions of Privilege in the Contact Zone of Literature. Making Connections - Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity, 13(1), 31-42
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Four Female Student Readers of Buchi Emecheta's "Second-Class Citizen": Reinforcing Positions of Privilege in the Contact Zone of Literature
2011 (English)In: Making Connections - Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity, ISSN 1930-1987, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 31-42Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A literary criticism of the book "Second-Class Citizen" by Buchi Emecheta is presented. It outlines the characters and explores the symbolic significance of these characters. It examines the construction of Africa in terms of tradition and modernity as well as investigates the feminist representation of the text. The author states that the novel may serve as an introduction to postcolonial literature in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) setting. An overview of the story is also given.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 2011
Keywords
contact zone, reader response, EFL
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Humanities, English Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-17141 (URN)
Available from: 2012-01-30 Created: 2012-01-30 Last updated: 2013-06-13Bibliographically approved
Thyberg, A. (2009). Litteraturläsning som kontaktzon. In: Språkdidaktiska perspektiv: om undervisning och lärande i främmande språk (pp. 97-110). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Litteraturläsning som kontaktzon
2009 (Swedish)In: Språkdidaktiska perspektiv: om undervisning och lärande i främmande språk, Stockholm: Liber , 2009, p. 97-110Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2009
Keywords
kontaktzon, flerstämmighet, skönlitterär läsning, engelskundervisning
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
Humanities, English literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-6191 (URN)978-47-09335-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2009-11-04 Created: 2009-11-04 Last updated: 2011-03-17Bibliographically approved
Thyberg, A. (2007). Democratic ideals and aesthetic reading in the English as a Foreign Language classroom. In: Integrativ didaktik i olika ämnesperspektiv (pp. 73-81). Växjö: Växjö University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Democratic ideals and aesthetic reading in the English as a Foreign Language classroom
2007 (English)In: Integrativ didaktik i olika ämnesperspektiv, Växjö: Växjö University Press , 2007, p. 73-81Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Växjö University Press, 2007
Series
Acta Wexionensia, ISSN 1404-4307 ; 111
Keywords
deliberative dialogues, civic values, aesthetic reading
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
Humanities, English literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-6190 (URN)
Available from: 2009-11-04 Created: 2009-11-04 Last updated: 2011-03-17Bibliographically approved
Thyberg, A. (2007). Litteratur som kontaktzone i engelskklassen. Sprogforum tidsskrift for sprog- og kulturpaedagogik, 13(41), 47-50
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Litteratur som kontaktzone i engelskklassen
2007 (Danish)In: Sprogforum tidsskrift for sprog- og kulturpaedagogik, ISSN 0909-9328, Vol. 13, no 41, p. 47-50Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Köpenhamn: Danmarks Paedagogiske Universitetsforlag, 2007
Keywords
kontaktzon, engelska, skönlitterär läsning
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
Humanities, English literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-6189 (URN)
Available from: 2009-11-04 Created: 2009-11-04 Last updated: 2011-03-17Bibliographically approved
Thyberg, A. (2006). Deliberativa samtal inom engelskundervisningen. In: Mångkulturella aspekter på språkundervisningens kommunikativa praktiker: en konferensrapport (pp. 61-77). Örebro: Örebro universitet, pedagogiska institutionen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Deliberativa samtal inom engelskundervisningen
2006 (Swedish)In: Mångkulturella aspekter på språkundervisningens kommunikativa praktiker: en konferensrapport, Örebro: Örebro universitet, pedagogiska institutionen , 2006, p. 61-77Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet, pedagogiska institutionen, 2006
Series
Rapporter från pedagogiska institutionen, Örebro universitet, ISSN 1650-0652 ; 13
Keywords
deliberativa samtal, värdegrundsfrågor, skönlitterär läsning inom engelskämnet
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Humanities, English Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-6185 (URN)
Available from: 2009-11-04 Created: 2009-11-04 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Thyberg, A. & Marx Åberg, A. (2005). Forskning pågår: Föredrag vid "Forskning om undervisning i främmande språk", Växjö 2004. In: Forskning om undervisning i främmande språk: Rapport från workshop i Växjö 10-11 juni 2004 (pp. 9-20). Växjö: Växjö University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Forskning pågår: Föredrag vid "Forskning om undervisning i främmande språk", Växjö 2004
2005 (Swedish)In: Forskning om undervisning i främmande språk: Rapport från workshop i Växjö 10-11 juni 2004, Växjö: Växjö University Press , 2005, p. 9-20Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Växjö University Press, 2005
Series
Acta Wexionensia ; 58/2005
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Humanities, English Education; Humanities, German Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-6183 (URN)
Available from: 2009-11-04 Created: 2009-11-04 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Thyberg, A. (2005). What is the link between the ideals of a liberal education and the reading of literature in English?. In: Forskning om undervisning i främmande språk: Rapport från workshop i Växjö 10-11 juni 2004 (pp. 215-224). Växjö: Växjö University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What is the link between the ideals of a liberal education and the reading of literature in English?
2005 (English)In: Forskning om undervisning i främmande språk: Rapport från workshop i Växjö 10-11 juni 2004, Växjö: Växjö University Press , 2005, p. 215-224Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Växjö University Press, 2005
Series
Acta Wexionensia ; 58/2005
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
Humanities, English Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-6184 (URN)
Available from: 2009-11-04 Created: 2009-11-04 Last updated: 2011-03-17Bibliographically approved
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