The essays, research studies, and pedagogical examples in this book provide a window into the embodied dimensions of literacy and a toolbox for interpreting, building on, and inquiring into the range of ways people communicate and express themselves as literate beings. The contributors investigate and reflect on the complexities of embodied literacies, honoring literacy learners and teachers as they holistically engage with texts in complex sociopolitical, historical, and cultural contexts. Considering these issues within a multiplicity of education spaces and literacy events inside and outside of institutional contexts, the book offers a fresh lens and rhetoric with which to address literacy education policies, giving readers a discursive repertoire necessary to develop and defend responsive curricula within an increasingly high-stakes, standardized schooling climate.
Table of Contents
Part One: Why Bodies Matter in Literacy Research
- Introduction: Assembling Research on Literacies and the Body - Elisabeth Johnson and Stavroula Kontovourki
- Inscription, Erasure, Embodiment: Literacy Research and Bodies of Knowledge - Marjorie Siegel
- Reader Response and Embodied Performance: Body-Poems as Performative Response and Performativity - Grace Enriquez
- Disciplined within a Discipline: English Teachers are Bound to Be Human Bodies - Christine A. Mallozzi
- When the Body Acquires Pedagogy and it Hurts: Discursive Practices and Material Affects of Round Robin Reading - Stephanie Jones
- Shrinking In, Spilling Out, and Living Through: Affective Energy as Multimodal Literacies - Jaye Johnson Thiel
- Literacy, Emotion, and the Teaching/Learning Body - Cynthia Lewis and Anne Crampton
- Racialized Bodies as Lived Experiences: How Phenomenology Might Offer Literacy Studies a New Perspective on the Body - Hilary E. Hughes
- Moving Off-Screen: Pathways for Understanding an Adolescent’s Embodied Experience of New Media Making - Christian Ehret
- Race and Rag Dolls: Critically Engaging the Embodiment of Diversity in Lalaloopsy Transmedia - Karen E. Wohlwend and Ted Hall
- Traditionally Marginalized Bodies Making Space Through Embodied Literacy Performances - Mollie V. Blackburn
- Drawing Teachers in a Language Arts Methods Course: Images of Teachers, Literacy, & Pedagogy - Anne Swenson Ticknor
- "What Kind of Woman are You?": Performing Decency and Motherhood Behind Bars - Rachel Oppenheim
- Bodies With and Without Organs: Literacies of a True Crime Sex and Violence Drama - A. Jonathan Eakle
- Dead-lines: Teachers’ Bureaucratic Habitus and Disciplinary Writing in Three South African Schools - Kerryn Dixon and Jacqui Dornbrack
- Resisting Embodiment: Questions within Education and a Street-Youth Performance - Amanda C. Wager and Mia Perry
- On Literacies, Learning, and the Body: Theorizing, Researching, and Imagining Pedagogies – Elisabeth Johnson and Grace Enriquez
Part Two: Disciplined Literacies, Disciplined Bodies
Part Three: Living Literacies, Feeling Bodies
Part Four: Bodies as Social Texts
Part Five: Pervasive Bodies, Indeterminate Literacies
Part Six: Conclusion
Grace Enriquez is Associate Professor, Language and Literacy Division, Lesley University, USA.
Elisabeth Johnson is Associate Professor, Literacy, St. Edward's University in Austin, TX, USA.
Stavroula Kontovourki is Lecturer, Literacy and Language Arts Education, University of Cyprus.
Christine A. Mallozzi is Assistant Professor of Literacy Education, University of Kentucky, USA.