Question: Why Study Literature?
Answer/Quote: “The students clearly want to approach literature, discuss it, analyze and judge it from positions where they can ask if the work has a personal impact, if it has a message for them, and it is an important or a trivial message.” P. 30.
Comment: I think this quote answers the question well. Another purpose is to read literature like a writer. When something works, understand why it works. I still think the best definition of literature is by Joseph Conrad: “My task is by the power of the written word to make you hear, to make you feel—it is, before all, to make you see.” RayS.
Title: “Further Implications of the IEA Studies in the Mother Tongue: The Swedish Case.” Gunnar Hansson. Research in the Teaching of English (Spring 1976), 22-30.