Learning the use of “irony” from the perspective of theory of literature: A case study using Wang Meng’s the stubborn porridge

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Abstract

Using irony as an example, this study demonstrates how to enhance students’ appreciation of literature through extracurricular reading. We will apply the theories from Wellek and Warren’s Theory of Literature to analyze Wang Meng (1934, 王蒙)’s well-known novel The Stubborn Porridge (1989,《堅硬的稀粥》). The use of irony in different aspects of narrative fiction, such as plot, characters, setting, and language control, will be examined. Following the ideas of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoLT), some suggestions are made about using digital media with students to encourage them to enjoy and learn from their reading experience. Copyright © 2017 Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging practices in scholarship of learning and teaching in a digital era
EditorsSiu Cheung KONG, Tak Lam WONG, Min YANG, Cheuk Fai CHOW, Ka Ho TSE
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages219-232
ISBN (Print)9789811033445, 9789811033421, 9811033420
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Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Bibliographical note

Lai, C. S. (2017). Learning the use of “irony” from the perspective of theory of literature: A case study using Wang Meng’s the stubborn porridge. In S. C. Kong, T. L. Wong, M. Yang, C. F. Chow, & K. H. Tse (Eds.), Emerging practices in scholarship of learning and teaching in a digital era (pp. 219-232). Singapore: Springer.

Keywords

  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Irony
  • Theory of literature
  • Wang meng
  • The stubborn porridge