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Via Panorâmica : Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos
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ISSN (Print) 1645-9652
Published by Universidade do Porto Homepage  [18 journals]
  • Volume completo

    • Authors: Via Panoramica
      Pages: 1 - 101
      Abstract: .
      PubDate: 2019-04-09
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2019)
  • A prefatory note

    • Authors: Sofia de Melo Araújo
      Pages: 14 - 15
      Abstract: .
      PubDate: 2019-04-09
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2019)
  • [R]Evolution in Foreign Language Teaching - Giving Voice to International

    • Authors: Nicholas Hurst, Edita Bekteshi
      Pages: 16 - 35
      Abstract: In the last few decades, foreign language instruction in Higher Education institutions (HEIs) has changed from its traditional teaching mode (transmission of knowledge) to a more modern teaching mode (development of competences); however, this change has been implemented in disparate ways in different contexts around the globe.
      In terms of foreign language teaching (FLT) methodology in an international context, these changes may be seen to represent an Evolution, in certain contexts or a Revolution, in others. This study aims to give voice to FLT practitioners from just such different educational settings: professionals who are concerned with developing better FLT methodology. How difficult are the ideas of [R]evolution in education to describe' How easy or how hard is to put the new educative practices in place'
      The conclusion is that nowadays teachers’ interpretations of what is ‘modern’ is based on modifying students’ learning behaviours through the use of effective, cognitive methods based on social-cultural interaction. The paper suggests that further methodological change has the potential to help make significant progress towards strategic development in 21st century society, particularly with issues related to interculturality, global citizenship education and the implementation of glocally (Global and Local) appropriate approaches to FL teaching and learning.
      PubDate: 2019-04-09
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2019)
  • Interculturality in English Language Teaching

    • Authors: Ana Leão
      Pages: 36 - 51
      Abstract: UNESCO and the Council of Europe have been working on approaches in education to develop tolerance, respect for cultural diversity, and intercultural dialogue. Portugal, like many other countries, has established the intercultural domain as a goal in the foreign language curricula. Nonetheless, this commitment to developing intercultural dialogue has been questioned by researchers worldwide who consider that action is needed to effectively promote intercultural competence in the classroom. In this article, I examine teachers’ perceptions and beliefs about intercultural communicative competence in a cluster of schools in Portugal and the evidence shows that although foreign language teachers are willing to comply with an intercultural dimension, their profile is more compatible with that of a traditional foreign language teacher, rather than with a foreign language teacher who promotes intercultural communicative competence.
      PubDate: 2019-04-09
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2019)
  • The Code of Chaos - Wilderness, Language and the Circularity of Escape in
           Don DeLillo’s The Names

    • Authors: João Paulo Guimarães
      Pages: 52 - 69
      Abstract: .
      PubDate: 2019-04-09
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2019)
  • A Guerra Fria e a dissolução dos conceitos público-privado em The Bell
           Jar e poesia selecionada de Sylvia Plath

    • Authors: Susana Correia
      Pages: 70 - 84
      Abstract: This paper intends to analyze The Bell Jar and a selection of Sylvia Plath’s poetry focusing on the dissolution of the boundaries between the public and the private spheres during the Cold War, due to a new anticommunist containment ideology. In order to do so, I will resort to an analysis of naturally oppressive spaces that expose that dissolution, while also examining some characters. Ultimately, I aim to evince how Plath subverts national conformity and how in The Bell Jar international politics and individual trauma have similar trajectories.
      PubDate: 2019-04-09
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2019)
  • Is there any way out' Black Mirror as a critical dystopia of the
           society of the spectacle

    • Authors: Juliana Lopes
      Pages: 85 - 94
      Abstract: One of the most appalling (and appealing) aspects of Black Mirror is the atmosphere of complete hopelessness in which the majority of episodes end. This essay, however, tries to prove that, at least in Nosedive, there is a way out. Using the concepts of (canonical) dystopia and critical dystopia, as understood by Rafaela Baccolini and Tom Moylan, along with Guy Debord’s idea of the society of the spectacle, I will provide a theoretical apparatus to support my analysis of the episode. After identifying the main aspects which cause and perpetuate the dystopic state on the episode, the paper will also explore their effects on people. Having this context in mind, the essay focuses on the importance of performances and social masks as one of the main results of a dystopia of the society of the spectacle. Then, it analyzes the role of different characters who somehow manage to escape the dystopic order and, simultaneously, reflects on the intriguing ending that only seems to reinforce the possibility to face Nosedive as a canonical dystopia. In conclusion, this essay argues that the non-obvious ways out of that dystopian state have actually a bigger impact on the audience.
      PubDate: 2019-04-09
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2019)
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