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Remapping the Foreign Language Curriculum: An Approach through Multiple Literacies (review)

Remapping the Foreign Language Curriculum: An Approach through Multiple Literacies (review) representation, but also between literary text and its reception (canonization). Her book is in the forefront of a timely reevaluation of modernism, oe ff ring a thorough rereading of modernist doctrines and texts against the insights of recent critical theories that foreground issues of gender, sexuality, and representation. From this double rereading, both modernist literature and cultural theory (feminist, Lacan- ian, semiotic) emerge thoroughly enriched. u Virginia Commonwealth University Marcel c ornis-Po Pe Janet Swaffar and Katherine Arens, Remapping the Foreign Language Curriculum: An Approach through Multiple Literacies New York: Modern Language Association of America, 25,00 xiii + 217 pp. e Th fourth volume in the new Mla series on the teaching of languages, literatures, and cultures, Remapping the Foreign Language Curriculum: An Approach through Multiple Literac,i e p sroposes a new vision for foreign-language (FL) studies based on the “unique cross-cultural literacy” (5) FL departments instantiate. In the intro - duction, “e Th Case for Remapping the Curriculum,” Swaffar and Arens note that although the FL faculty’s intellectual identity has changed in recent years, teaching practices have failed to keep abreast of this development. e b Th ook therefore seeks to remedy that problem. e Th r fi http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Remapping the Foreign Language Curriculum: An Approach through Multiple Literacies (review)

The Comparatist , Volume 31 – May 29, 2007

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © 2007 the Southern Comparative Literature Association.
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1559-0887

Abstract

representation, but also between literary text and its reception (canonization). Her book is in the forefront of a timely reevaluation of modernism, oe ff ring a thorough rereading of modernist doctrines and texts against the insights of recent critical theories that foreground issues of gender, sexuality, and representation. From this double rereading, both modernist literature and cultural theory (feminist, Lacan- ian, semiotic) emerge thoroughly enriched. u Virginia Commonwealth University Marcel c ornis-Po Pe Janet Swaffar and Katherine Arens, Remapping the Foreign Language Curriculum: An Approach through Multiple Literacies New York: Modern Language Association of America, 25,00 xiii + 217 pp. e Th fourth volume in the new Mla series on the teaching of languages, literatures, and cultures, Remapping the Foreign Language Curriculum: An Approach through Multiple Literac,i e p sroposes a new vision for foreign-language (FL) studies based on the “unique cross-cultural literacy” (5) FL departments instantiate. In the intro - duction, “e Th Case for Remapping the Curriculum,” Swaffar and Arens note that although the FL faculty’s intellectual identity has changed in recent years, teaching practices have failed to keep abreast of this development. e b Th ook therefore seeks to remedy that problem. e Th r fi

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The ComparatistUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: May 29, 2007

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