Doing Text: Media After the Subject by Pete BennettDoing Text: Media After the Subject by Pete Bennett

Doing Text: Media After the Subject

EditorPete Bennett, Julian Mcdougall

Paperback | February 14, 2017

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This collection re-imagines the study of English and media in a way that decentralises the text (e.g. romantic poetry or film noir) or media formats/platforms (e.g. broadcast media/new media). Instead, the authors work across boundaries in meaningful thematic contexts that reflect the ways in which people engage with reading, watching, making, and listening in their textual lives. In so doing, this project recasts both subjects as combined in a more reflexive, critical space for the study of our everyday social and cultural interactions. Across the chapters, the authors present applicable learning and teaching strategies that weave together art works, films, social practices, creativity, 'viral' media, theater, TV, social media, videogames, and literature. The culmination of this range of strategies is a reclaimed 'blue skies' approach to progressive textual education, free from constraining shackles of outdated ideas about textual categories and value that have hitherto alienated generations of students and both English and media from themselves.

Pete Bennett is senior lecturer in post-compulsory education at the University of Wolverhampton. He is co-author of After the Media: Culture and Identity in the 21st Century (2011) and co-editor of Barthes' Mythologies Today (2013).Julian McDougall is professor of media and education and head of the Centre for Excellence in Media Prac...
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Title:Doing Text: Media After the SubjectFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pagesPublished:February 14, 2017Publisher:AuteurLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1911325027

ISBN - 13:9781911325024

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Table of Contents

Preface, by Nick Peim1. Doing Text, by Julian McDougall2. Reading Text, by Steph Hendry3. Wearing Text, by Claire Pollard4. Writing Text, by Pritpal Singh Sembi5. Playing Text, by Barney Oram6. Making Text, by Emma Walters7. Performing Text, by Mark Parsons8. Connecting Text, by Chris Waugh9. Eating Text, by Gill Burbridge10. After the Subject, by Pete BennettIndex