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ERIC Number: EJ1045840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-3308
Reading Images: The Phenomenon of Intertextuality and How It May Contribute to Developing Visual Literacy with Advanced Placement English/Language Arts Students
Gillenwater, Cary
Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, v8 n4 p251-263 Sum 2014
This phenomenological case study attempts to understand the phenomenon of intertextuality of traditional novels and graphic novels, and how it may or may not contribute to transference of one mode of literacy to another. The study's sample was seven Grade 12 Advanced Placement English/language arts students and their teacher. I conducted my analysis using constant comparative method, and my findings suggest that intertextuality contributes to transference of traditional literacy skills to texts that are primarily images. In addition, the findings suggest that while traditional literacy aids in reading, understanding, and interpreting graphic novels, formal instruction in the arts may increase and refine students' visual literacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 12; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky