Watch Alan Pulverness's presentation given at the E-merging Forum 4 in March 2014.

In his presentation "The Ghost at the Banquet: the use and abuse of literature in the language classroom" Alan examined the peculiar status of literary discourse and suggested methodological principles which favour the development of language awareness while maintaining respect for students as readers of literature.

Alan Pulverness is Assistant Academics Director with the Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE) and the co-author of a number of ELT textbooks, including the award-winning Macmillan Short Course Programme.

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