Cross-cultural Awareness and Digital Literacy: A Project for Five Major Chicana Writers
- Ron Thomas (see profile)
- Literature--Study and teaching, Literature, Twentieth century, Latin American literature, Seventeenth century, Feminist criticism, Teaching, Fiction
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- chicana literature, PowerPoint, possible worlds allusions, Pedagogy of literature, Chicana/o literature, 20th-century literature, 20th-century Latin American literature, Pedagogy
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- A classroom exercise using PowerPoint to explore possible worlds beyond the text in five important Chicana novels. The essay provides a narrative for how to conduct the exercise during a semester, a selected bibliography of Chicana feminist criticism, and fifteen example PowerPoint sides (image, facts about same, and textual allusion that occasions the slide). There are three sample slides for each author (text): Cisneros's The House on Mango Street (1984); Cota-Cardenas's Puppet (1985); Trambley's Trini (1986); Castillo's The Mixquiahuala Letters (1986); and Viramontes's Under the Feet of Jesus (1995).
- Digitizatlion (CORE) empowers the individual story teller in the classroom, in the profession, in literature, and in society by hybridizing the traditional alphabetic text with jpeg, audio, and video files. It thereby allows him or her to fuel inject a story world with additional possible worlds content, and so redefines literacy by giving agency to those in culture who traditionally have had little or no voice.
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