Seminar /Key note speech Dr Julia Gillen (Lancaster University)
'The Edwardian Postcard: how studying a revolutionary social networking literacy practice of the early twentieth century can illuminate contemporary research'
**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SEMINAR IS PART OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2015 PROGRAMME**
|A School of Education seminar|
|Speaker(s)||Dr Julia Gillen (Lancaster University)|
|Date||28 April 2015|
|Place||Baring Court 114|
|Intended audience||Staff and students from the University of Exeter, visitors from other educational institutions and partnership schools.|
|Registration information||Booking is not required for this seminar, however if you wish to attend the rest of the GSE Annual Research Conference you must book online at http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/education/research/events/annualconference/registration/|
The Edwardian Postcard is a revelatory area of literacy research. Historically, research into writing practices has tended to concentrate on the literary productions and the records of the elite. Contemporary research into social media practices in contrast celebrates the potential value of examining everyday communications, in relation to issues such as informal learning and performance of identity.
The Edwardian Postcard was experienced in its time as a revolutionary communicative tool, being extremely fast (with several deliveries a day), cheap and with new multimodal affordances.
I will explain how this practice had much in common with contemporary social media and how we can use it to interrogate issues such as public/private communications; relations between communications technologies; multimodal writing practices and, above all, methodologies and principles of literacy research.
This seminar/key note speech will be recorded and posted here after the seminar.
The Power point presentation is available on the student intranet HERE.
Baring Court 114