This paper presents research which reveals that ‘literature from different cultures and traditions’ is not being properly fulfilled as part of the National Curriculum requirement at Year 8 in schools in England. Reasons why this part of the Curriculum is currently neglected are presented here and a solution is offered in the form of a pedagogy. World Englishes literature is defined and offered as a literature used to represent ‘fiction from different cultures and traditions’. This paper brings together aspects of World Englishes literature, stylistics and emotion study.

In: The State of Stylistics