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Affect in Literacy Learning and Teaching
Pedagogies, Politics and Coming to Know

ISBN 9780815367727
Published February 14, 2019 by Routledge
252 Pages

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Book Description

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 1: Pedagogies

Movement 1. Pedagogy under the Waterline of Perceived Value

Chapter 1. Affective Flows in the Clinic and the Classroom

Gail Boldt

Chapter 2. Propositions for a Radical Pedagogy, or How to Rethink Value

Erin Manning

Chapter 3. Charlene’s Puppies: Embarrassing Obsessions or Vibrant Matter Entangled in Ethical Literacies?

Kimberly Lenters

Part 2: Politics

Movement 2. Uninterpretable Politics in Literacy Research and Practice

Chapter 4. Visceral Literacies, Political Intensities: Affect as Critical Potential in Literacy Research and Practice

Elizabeth Dutro

Chapter 5. Assembling Desire, Love, and Affect in an Art Museum School

Jonathan Eakle and Tatiana I. Sanguinette

Chapter 6. ‘It’s something that requires passion’: After-echoes of the Ethnic Studies Ban

Alyssa D. Niccolini

Chapter 7. Thinking and feeling the interval: A few movements of a ‘transnational’ family

Ana Christina da Silva and Kevin Leander

Part 3: Coming to Know

Movement 3. Affectively Charged Foldings of Literacy and Coming to Know

Chapter 8. Why a More Human Literacy Studies must be Posthuman: Encountering Writing During and after the Holocaust

Christian Ehret and Daniella D’Amico

Chapter 9. Affective Sketches: Writing, Drawing, and Living with Analysis

Ty Hollett and Jaclyn Dudek

Chapter 10. Coded to Smithereens and Danced to Abstraction: Forms of Affect in the Industry of Research

Mia Perry

Chapter 11. Telling Stories Out of Class: Three Movements in a Reach for Affect

Cathy Burnett


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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.