Reading : From Turning the Page to Touching the Screen

Hateley, Erica (2013) Reading : From Turning the Page to Touching the Screen. In Wu, Yan, Mallan, Kerry, & McGillis, Roderick (Eds.) (Re)imagining the World : Children's Literature's Response to Changing Times. Springer, Berlin, pp. 1-13.

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This chapter considers the ways in which contemporary children’s literature depicts reading in changing times, with a particular eye on the cultural definitions of ‘reading’ being offered to young people in the age of the tablet computer. A number of picture books, in codex and app form, speak to changing times for reading by their emphasis on the value of books and reading as technologies of literature and of the self. Attending to valuations of literacy and literature within children’s texts provides insight into anxieties about books in the electronic age.

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ID Code: 60901
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: children's literature, picture books, electronic publishing, iPad apps, reading
ISBN: 9783642367595
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LITERARY STUDIES (200500) > Literary Studies not elsewhere classified (200599)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 24 Jun 2013 01:19
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2016 20:47

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