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LRDG: A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words: Im/materializing Literacies in the 21st century classroom

Date: 24 June 2014 Time: 1.00-2.00 pm

Venue: C89, County South, Lancaster University

At the next Literacy Research Discussion Group session (Tuesday 24 June) we will be pleased to welcome Jennifer Rowsell (Brock University) and Cheryl McLean (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) who will be speaking on:

A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words: Im/materializing Literacies in the 21st century classroom

We explore material and immaterial aesthetics in two parallel research studies in the US and Canada on literacy and interpretative photography, making the argument that taken as a visual concept, photography shifts how students think about narrative to how they think about image. Immaterial relations created across both sets of data enrich our presentation of 'lines of flight' (Deleuze & Guattari, 1987) while Rosenblatt's (1978) theory of transaction frames our discussion of the process of meaning making. Our discussion addresses the value of aesthetics and multimodality in facilitating students' representation of complex meanings, and acknowledging their diverse literacies, backgrounds, and environments.

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Who can attend: Anyone

 

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Organising departments and research centres: Lancaster Literacy Research Centre, Linguistics and English Language

Keywords: Literacies, Multimodalities, Narratives, Photography

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