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Diversity is Magical: Teaching representation through fantasy literature in the intercultural classroom.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities, English.
2017 (English)Student paper other, 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The world today is globalized like never before and with countries becoming more multicultural it is important to strive towards an intercultural society. This essay aims to answer the question “In what ways can one teach representation in the intercultural classroom through fantasy literature?”. That is, to illustrate and exemplify how one can use fantasy literature in the English classroom to give students intercultural knowledge through discussions on representation and intersectionality. The discussions in the essay are based in the democratic values stated in the Swedish course curriculum for upper secondary school (Gy11) in relation to the theoretical background. With examples from the book Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor, the essay breaches both difficult and sensitive subjects that can be discussed to make certain issues less alien for the reader. Cultural diversity is magical and it is important that students get the right tools to form deep relationships across cultural borders, and the fantasy genre is a great tool to use in the classroom to lessen these bridges between different cultures since the genre creates an arena for intercultural meetings where ‘the other’ is in focus, which reduces the alienating aspect of different cultures and identities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
intercultural, representation, didactics, intersectional feminism, intersectional theory, multicultural, literature, Swedish curriculum, fantasy, young adult literature
National Category
Specific Literatures Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23595OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-23595DiVA: diva2:1073258
Subject / course
English language education
Educational program
Upper Secondary Teacher Education Programme
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Available from: 2017-02-20 Created: 2017-02-09 Last updated: 2017-02-20Bibliographically approved

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