The End of Literacy?

Recent article in Washington Post by Howard Gardner.

Reminds us that we have been dealing with changes in literacy ever since literacy began. The question is what kinds of literacies are emerging with new media.

We might apply Jackson’s novel here. Rather than argue it represents the end of literacy (in its remediation of the novel we exclusively associate with the book), one could argue that it so focuses on the processes of literacy, of how our literacy is distributed and mediated, always has been, that it brings our literacy into view. The problem, then, is that we get too much, not too little, literacy.


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