ERIC Number: EJ856314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Reference Count: 3
"The Lash of Film": New Paradigms of Visuality in Teaching Shakespeare
Cabat, Joshua H.
English Journal, v99 n1 p56-57 Sep 2009
With the arrival of inexpensive camcorders and even video capability in cell phones, easy-to-use editing software such as iMovie and Windows Movie Maker, and instant universal distribution through YouTube and similar sites, individuals are coming to the point where they can create and manipulate images as easily as they do words. As an English teacher for over two decades, the author is not quite ready to bid "auf wiedersehen" to Herr Gutenberg just yet. But the question does remain: As teachers of literature, how do they approach this transition to visuality? In this article, the author shares suggestions for using technology to enhance students' critical engagement with Shakespeare.
Descriptors: English Literature, Educational Technology, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Media Literacy, English Teachers, Adjustment (to Environment), Attitude Change, Literature Appreciation, Learner Engagement, Visual Literacy, Films
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