Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
“New technologies” and “old values”: The function of various text and media forms in literary studies
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Media, Literature and Language Didactics.
2015 (English)In: Educare - Vetenskapliga skrifter, ISSN 1653-1868, no 1, 117-138 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In a society where multimodal stories (movies, TV series, and computer games) have a big influence on young people, reports show that young people demonstrate a decrease in reading habits, reading comprehension, and reading abilities. This article analyses to what extent and in what way(s) various text and media forms are used in literary studies at upper secondary level in Sweden through interviews with five teachers, who offer their experiences, ideas, and thoughts on working with various fictional texts. The results show that novels are used most frequently, that the teachers struggle with the decrease in reading habits among their students, that the students prefer and show great knowledge about films, that there is an absence of multimodal fictional texts in literary studies, and that the teachers see that neither text form nor media form has an impact on student performance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. no 1, 117-138 p.
Keyword [en]
fiction, literary studies, literary value, multimodality, reading competence
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-27007OAI: diva2:818251
Available from: 2015-06-08 Created: 2015-06-08 Last updated: 2015-06-08Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(446 kB)157 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 446 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Issue 2015:1

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Svensson, Anette
By organisation
Media, Literature and Language Didactics
In the same journal
Educare - Vetenskapliga skrifter

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 157 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 599 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link