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Jones, Susan; Harvey, Kevin – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
In this article, we explore how adults in a community shared reading group discuss the notoriously difficult poem 'The Emperor of Ice-Cream' by the American poet Wallace Stevens. Drawing on Hannah Arendt's notion of action, we explore how participants negotiate the poem, actively constructing meanings from their shared personal experiences rather…
Descriptors: Poetry, Oral Reading, Adults, Difficulty Level
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Jones, Susan – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
The film, "I, Daniel Blake", has received critical acclaim for its portrayal of the experiences of those attempting to navigate the bureaucracy of the British welfare state system. In this article, I use the depiction of literacy in the film as a lens through which I examine both the role of literacy in compounding the challenge for…
Descriptors: Didacticism, Literacy, Functional Literacy, Social Justice
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Jones, Susan; McIntyre, Joanna – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
The lived experiences of young people are becoming increasingly marginalised within the narrowly defined curricula of neoliberal contexts. Many young people are also cast within the media according to deficit discourses of youth, which contributes to the fragmentation of communities and the limitation of interaction between generations. This…
Descriptors: Films, Foreign Countries, Memory, Youth