Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cambridge Literature Class to Study Twilight

According to Geeko System, the Twilight series will be studied at a Cambridge literature class:

Professor Maria Nikolajeva, who will be the centre’s first director, said it was important to get an understanding of what was influencing young people.

She said: “It’s easy to say that these things are just kids’ fashions or that they’re trash, but I don’t believe that’s good enough.

“If what we regard as trash is popular with young people, we need to know why and whether, as researchers and teachers, we can offer them something that addresses the same needs but also deals with these themes in a critical and ethical way.”

She added many trainee teachers did not understand the significance of the latest children’s books or films when they went into the classroom.

“Studying this can help us deal with questions which are important not only for the children themselves, but for adults as well,” she added.


There are two things that I'm absolutely sure about, first that professor Nikolajeva is a twihard and she wants to spread the venom!:) Second, I think Twilight is an excellent cross between the modern and the classic and should definitely be taught:)

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