Monday, January 15, 2007


As a new semester and a new class begin, I'm ready to try yet another new thing--blogging with a class. This move seems particulary appropriate for the graduate class I'm teaching this semester: Visual Texts and Textuality. Within the larger topic of New Literacies or multi-modal literacy, we will explore graphic novels, videogames, films, and other visual texts to understand how theories of "reading" and "writing" texts may or may not apply to visual texts. All of this exploration, of course, will occur in the context of teaching and learning in secondary school English.

I would like to use this blog as a place for us to raise questions, reflect on emerging ideas, and elicit feedback from teachers and others who can help shape our knowledge. Some of the content will be class-specific, but there should be much that will be general enough--I hope--to engender lively discussion.

Please join us.

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