Elizabeth Berglund Hall, Anne Theobald, and Mark Hall, all UW-Madison French Ph.D. alumni, are co-authors (with James Pfrehm, German) of TEXTURES, a new textbook for the transition from language to literature and culture-centered courses. The book just appeared with Yale University Press, and is available for purchase and use at https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300200324/textures.
“Language proficiency emerges not solely as mastery of discrete skills, but also through one’s ability to express ideas fully in a variety of cultural contexts. This innovative French-language textbook employs a holistic approach that integrates listening, reading, writing, and conversation—placing communication at the heart of the learning experience. It provides intermediate-level students with the interpretive tools necessary for literary and cultural studies. There are interactions with a variety of texts and media, including short stories, poems, essays, images, and podcasts.”