1. Applied Linguistics (Language Teaching and Learning)
1. Principles of the ‘Lingua Franca Approach’ and their implications for pedagogical practice in the Iranian context

Elham Sarvandy; Jane Ekstam

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 39-52


  AbstractThe last thirty five years have created a challenging situation for Iran and its people: on the one hand, the discriminatory British and American policies towards the country have given rise to considerable bitterness; on the other, we continue to teach both British and American English. If Iranian ...  Read More

3. Applied Literature
2. Book Review: "Loving Literature. A Cultural History"

Jane Ekstam

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 111-113


  It is widely acknowledged that emotion is deeply embedded in literary criticism. Even when we aspire to scientific analysis and objectivity, we assume that we share a love of literature. Loving Literature is a deep and fascinating exploration of this important assumption. Literary critics and professors ...  Read More

3. Applied Literature
3. Why we need to read and understand literature: literariness and Hans Rosling’s Factfulness (2018)

Dr. Jane Mattisson Ekstam

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2016, , Pages 17-29


  My article addresses the qualities of “good” literature and how an understanding of the nature of literary devices, so-called “literariness”, can enhance the reading experience. Focusing on Hans Rosling’s Factfulness (2018), I discuss some of the most important features ...  Read More