Cultural Literacies

Node Convenor: Dr Mark Gibson

This involves understanding the processes through which people make sense of culture through the specific means and media available to them. It is now a commonplace to argue that we need more than the traditional forms of literacy: reading and writing. We now need visual literacy and computer literacy, and the competence to deal with the increasing number of systems which deliver cultural content to us everyday: the internet, computer games, mobile telephones and so on. The understanding of these processes is a multidisciplinary project that will involve all the disciplines involved in the Network.

Current Projects

Distributing Cultural Literacies via Digital Media

Japanese Fandom

Listening Project

Multilingual Literacies Project

Young People and Sexual Health