Reading with drama: relations between texts, readers and experiences

Medina, C. L., Perry, M. , Lee, B. K. and Deliman, A. (2021) Reading with drama: relations between texts, readers and experiences. Literacy, 55(2), pp. 136-144. (doi: 10.1111/lit.12246)

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This article explores the intersections of drama and reading, specifically focusing on approaches that are situated within “drama in education.” Supported with a retrospective analysis, this article portrays the research, related practice and possible futures in drama education in relation to literacy and in particular to reading fiction as meaning making practice. This study is situated in a reassertion of the value of relational literacies through imaginative practices that dramatic modes generate and support. The article disrupts common misconceptions about the purposes and effects of drama in reading and establishes prominent research discourses and definitions across the history of drama and reading practices. By locating paradigmatic and practical opportunities in our analysis of contemporary research, we bring visibility to the intricacies of drama in education as a generative pedagogy in reading as relational meaning making work.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Perry, Professor Mia
Authors: Medina, C. L., Perry, M., Lee, B. K., and Deliman, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Literacy
ISSN (Online):1741-4369
Published Online:03 March 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Authors
First Published:First published in Literacy 55(2): 136-144
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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