Literary Arpilleras: textiles as place-based, creative pedagogy

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This article is a reflection on the experience of using textile making, arpilleras, as a creative practice to stimulate engagement with literature and the lived environment in a course on Latin American literature. The discussion will illustrate how, by recognising the body as another place of learning, this approach can help students engage at a deeper and more personal level with ecological fiction and relate their reading to personal experience. Textile making as place-based pedagogy recognises the body as another place of learning & engages students with Latin American fiction.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
JournalModern Languages Open
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2022

Bibliographical note

This article is also part of a collaboration with Conflict Textiles through which various student textiles have been exhibited:


  • Arpillera
  • Textile
  • Creative
  • Assessment
  • Literature
  • Latin America
  • Haptic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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