Affect in Literacy Learning and Teaching
Pedagogies, Politics and Coming to Know
In this cutting-edge volume, scholars from around the world connect affect theory to the field of literacy studies and unpack the role and influence of this emerging area of scholarship on literacy education. Offering an introduction to affect theory and scholarship as it relates to literacy studies, contributors discuss the role of humanizing and dehumanizing influences on schooling and examine the emotional and affective dimensions at individual and communal levels. Arguing that an affective turn requires a radical rethinking of the nature of literacy, these chapters address the impact and import of emotion and affect on reading, writing and calling to action. Grounded in trailblazing research, the contributors push the boundaries of academic writing and model how theoretically-driven writing about affect must itself be moving and expressive.
Table of Contents
Part I: Pedagogies Movement 1. Pedagogy under the Waterline of Perceived Value 1. Affective Flows in the Clinic and the Classroom 2. Propositions for a Radical Pedagogy, or How to Rethink Value 3. Charlene’s Puppies: Embarrassing Obsessions or Vibrant Matter Entangled in Ethical Literacies? Part II: Politics Movement 2. Uninterpretable Politics in Literacy Research and Practice 4. Visceral Literacies, Political Intensities: Affect as Critical Potential in Literacy Research and Practice 5. Assembling Desire, Love, and Affect in an Art Museum School 6. ‘It’s something that requires passion’: After-echoes of the Ethnic Studies Ban 7. Thinking and feeling the interval: A few movements of a ‘transnational’ family Part III: Coming to Know Movement 3. Affectively Charged Foldings of Literacy and Coming to Know 8. Why a More Human Literacy Studies must be Posthuman: Encountering Writing During and after the Holocaust 9. Affective Sketches: Writing, Drawing, and Living with Analysis 10. Coded to Smithereens and Danced to Abstraction: Forms of Affect in the Industry of Research 11. Telling Stories Out of Class: Three Movements in a Reach for Affect Afterword
Kevin M. Leander is Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University, USA.
Christian Ehret is Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University, Canada.