Cultural Incidents in Literary Texts: A Case Study of Edward Morgan Forster’s A Passage to India (1924)
university Mouloud Mammeri of Tizi-Ouzou
The present research investigates the importance of integrating culture in teaching literary texts. It highlights the place of culture in foreign language methodologies. Although culture teaching becomes a necessity in foreign language teaching, it is still dealt with as an adjunct in Algerian foreign language classrooms. This study proposes a model which integrates culture in teaching literature in foreign language classrooms. To achieve our aim, we apply the theoretical concepts proposed in the “Culture Bump Theory” to the analysis of cultural differences in E. M. Forster‘s A Passage to India. By conducting a didactic analysis, the following work clarifies the need for integrating cultural elements in teaching foreign languages. Teaching culture is necessary in raising cultural awareness as well as in eliminating the frustration, disconnection and cultural misunderstanding
Literary Texts, Culture Bumps, Culture Bump Theory, Teaching Culture.
Didactics of Literary Texts and Civilization