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Sujee Eva

emotions via social media. Thus, the digital learners are using texts as their primary method of communication. Teachers and researchers are also eager to investigate the learning that takes place in online social settings. Mere access to social media is not enough and new media literacies are needed to


Challenging Horror Literature and Dark Fantasy


Mark A. Fabrizi

understanding of Chinese culture and folktales Chapter eight also focuses on the Far East, this time through visual media literacy in the form of Korean webtoons. Multifaceted “knowing about” through stories and other forms of visual art enables readers to see a world that extends beyond the boundaries of their


Catherine Baillie Abidi

constructions of enmity. In the examples above, Juliana, Tarra, and Chester raise important considerations for the role of critical pedagogy in teaching and learning critical media literacies. Giroux (1996) maintains “progressive educators must consider how the interface of cultural studies and critical


Mark A. Fabrizi

responsibility of the teacher, it is a mandate. Teaching critical thinking skills and media literacy in the context of social justice is important in today’s world, but students must also be armed with the tools to be able to make judgments about an appropriate course of action in the face of moral uncertainty

“What Kind of Monster Are You…?”

Undertale, Queer Play, and Horror(ific) Video Games via Critical Gaming Literacy



/undertales-crazy-success-proves-gamers-are-ready-for-feminism-queer-romance-and-progressive-values Undertale – Steamspy – All the Data and Stats about Steam Games . ( 2017 ). Retrieved October 5 , 2017 , from Vicars , M. ( 2012 ). Queering the text: Online literacy practices, identities, and popular culture . In B. Williams & A. A. Zenger (Eds.), New media


Liz Jackson

recommendations also made by Unison (2012) , more technical pedagogical skill and content knowledge related to diversity would also help teachers to feel more comfortable relying on their own knowledge or that of better resources. In relation, teachers would benefit from critical media literacy education in

Class is in Session

Why Now Is the Time for a Marxist Approach to the Canon


Elizabeth Currin, Stephanie Schroeder and Todd Mccardle

– in this case Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Great Gatsby – with media literacy units ( Lacasse, 2017 ), providing students an opportunity to read across multiple sources, examining and evaluating the content of each piece. Students can pull articles or video clips from various news

What do Olympians, Lowriders, and Shailene Woodley have to do with Language Arts?

Making Space for Critical, Multimodal Texts in Canonical Classrooms


Ashley K. Dallacqua and Annmarie Sheahan

all three texts and included image analysis to demonstrate to students that we valued the work we had been doing across a variety of texts. Disrupting the canonical work as a single narrative was a starting point for engaging in critical, multimodal/media literacy practices. The Characterization Unit