Wednesday, February 08, 2017

cfp Valuing the Visual in Literacy Research

There is a call for papers for a conference to be held in Sheffield, UK, 4-5 July 2017, Valuing the Visual in Literacy Research, organised by the University of Sheffield's Centre for the Study of Literacies. "How do we understand the relationship between literacy and the visual? This conference seeks to explore the many intersections between written and spoken language and the visual. Making sense of the visual in relation to literacy important in an age of social media and rapid change in representational practices. This has key implications for literacy education. By valuing the visual we are acknowledging the lived experience of children young people and adults in homes, communities and schools. This conference will explore the intersections between the visual, everyday life, representational practices and literacy. We welcome research that looks at graphic novels; film; images; maker spaces; multimodality; virtual spaces; social network sites; animation; gamers; Art; design (im)materiality, mulitilingualism and the post human." Deadline for proposals is 17 April 2017. More information at
Photo by Sheila Webber, taken at the Penumbra installation in the 3D world Second Life, January 2017

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