Englische Fachdidaktik

    Literaturdidaktische Ausgabe der Anglistik 1/2018: Teaching Multimodality and Multiliteracy

    Herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. Maria Eisenmann und Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer (Universität Koblenz-Landau)

    Since the 1990s there has been a strong tendency in literary texts to integrate a wide range of non-verbal modes and non-fictional features, such as photographs, drawings, etc. In addition to this phenomenon, the burgeoning genre of graphic novels has drawn more academic attention. In these genres, visual and verbal phenomena are intricately linked and generate a unique aesthetic experience, which should be complemented by multimodal analysis. The advent of the new media, multimodal literature, new socio-cultural challenges, and the inclusion of neglected reader groups have shifted attention to multiliteracy in the EFL classroom. Dealing with multimodal texts in the EFL classroom needs to become part of multiliterate education.

    This volume aims at providing new perspectives on multimodal literature and wants to demonstrate how the literature classroom can take advantage of these texts. The articles should discuss

    • which concepts of multimodality are relevant to literary phenomena, cultural developments, and the classroom
    • how concepts of multimodality require certain multiliteracies
    • how to teach certain multimodal texts in order to promote multiliteracies

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