Literary and Cultural Studies: A Learning Strategy for Literacies

By Ana Lucia Boessio and Iolanda dos Santos.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication

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Having as references the public policies adopted in Brazil since the end of the 1990s, the PCNs (National Curricular Parameters), and authors such as Magda Soares and Vincent Jouve, the aim of this work is to analyze and defend the role of literary studies to promote social inclusion and literacies for undergraduate students in Language and Literature courses. These policies point out the University’s need to face a Brazilian reality which requires an urgent dialogue between secondary school and University, as well as amongst the various fields of knowledge, in order to make possible for the student who comes from that reality find a space where their competences can be used as a trigger for the acquisition of new knowledge. Establishing a dialogue between school and University makes possible a better understanding of the educational level of those students, and therefore the creation of learning strategies that may prove to be more effectively inclusive, and that accelerate their process of literacies. Literary studies, for their intercultural aspect and for offering a complex philosophical thought, have been proved an effective way to achieve these goals. This work is also a report of a didactic experience at a Federal University in Southern Brazil.

Keywords: Literary Studies, Interdisciplinarity, Literacies

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication, Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2014, pp.10-18. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 374.646KB).

Ana Lucia Boessio

Adjunct Professor, Department of Literary Studies, Federal University of Pampa - Unipampa, Jaguarão, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Prof. Iolanda dos Santos

Professor, School of Education, Faculdades Integradas São Judas Tadeu – FISJT, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil