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Intermediality as cultural literacy and teaching the graphic novel

Geert Vandermeersche UGent and Ronald Soetaert UGent (2011) CLCWEB-COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE. 13(3).
abstract
In their article "Intermediality as Cultural Literacy and Teaching the Graphic Novel" Geert Vandermeersche and Ronald Soetaert argue for the inclusion of the graphic novel for the teaching of cultural literacy and literature. As the printed book is no longer the sole carrier of cultural literacy, Vandermeersche and Soetaert postulate that literary culture must be repositioned in intermedial culture and practices. In order to do so, Vandermeersche and Soetaert apply Werner Wolf's typology of intermediality, aspects of narratology, and scholarship about comics. Following a theoretical discussion they analyze the graphic novel series The Unwritten, a text that thematizes the intermedial nature of (Western) culture today and mediates the function of literature and cultural literacy. Consequently, as Vandermeersche's and Soetaert's analysis suggests, narration incorporates references to and the thematization of other media and literary texts, which, in turn, creates embedded stories that try to link the entire fabric of literary culture together. As such, it changes the way we look at the transfer of cultural literacy to readers and students of literature and culture.
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author
organization
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Literature, Cultural Literacy, Intermediality, Education
journal title
CLCWEB-COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE
CLCWEB-Comp. Lit. Cult.
editor
Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek, Asunción López-Varela Azcárte, Haun Saussy and Jan Mieszkowski
volume
13
issue
3
issue title
New Perspectives on Material Culture and Intermedial Practice
pages
10 pages
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000301283300012
ISSN
1481-4374
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1898111
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1898111
date created
2011-09-07 09:53:58
date last changed
2015-06-17 09:50:10
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  author       = {Vandermeersche, Geert and Soetaert, Ronald},
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  journal      = {CLCWEB-COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE},
  keyword      = {Literature,Cultural Literacy,Intermediality,Education},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {10},
  title        = {Intermediality as cultural literacy and teaching the graphic novel},
  volume       = {13},
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Chicago
Vandermeersche, Geert, and Ronald Soetaert. 2011. “Intermediality as Cultural Literacy and Teaching the Graphic Novel.” Ed. Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek, Asunción López-Varela Azcárte, Haun Saussy, and Jan Mieszkowski. Clcweb-comparative Literature and Culture 13 (3).
APA
Vandermeersche, G., & Soetaert, R. (2011). Intermediality as cultural literacy and teaching the graphic novel. (S. Tötösy de Zepetnek, A. López-Varela Azcárte, H. Saussy, & J. Mieszkowski, Eds.)CLCWEB-COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 13(3).
Vancouver
1.
Vandermeersche G, Soetaert R. Intermediality as cultural literacy and teaching the graphic novel. Tötösy de Zepetnek S, López-Varela Azcárte A, Saussy H, Mieszkowski J, editors. CLCWEB-COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE. 2011;13(3).
MLA
Vandermeersche, Geert, and Ronald Soetaert. “Intermediality as Cultural Literacy and Teaching the Graphic Novel.” Ed. Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek et al. CLCWEB-COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE 13.3 (2011): n. pag. Print.