Hello!I think sometimes pedagogy and Literature are parallel rivers that try to stay apart from each other. Specifically, I'm thinking in graduate students or young M.A.'s or Ph.D.'s with a strong Literature background. After the struggle of finding a job, skills such as "close reading", having a critical perspective of the artistic canon or knowledge of contemporary schools of thought don't seem very significant when teaching language elementary classes. Similarly, TAs can be more dedicated to Literature coursework than to pedagogy classes.An answer to this "problem" could be "graduate students should take more pedagogy classes" and I could agree with it. However, I'm trying to see things from the other side.Thus, how can we take advantage of literature coursework for language elementary classes? It is only for advances classes? What is the role of artistic texts in elementary classes? Why it seems that understanding/feeling "art" is not always part of the cultural standards for learning languages?
Thank you for your answers! Looking forward to your ideas, comments, critiques, etc.