• Britta Langdahl
Speciale, Kandidatuddannelsen
English abstract
In contemporary media an increasing cultural diversity is represented by a new media encounter. Literature is making its way to the digital environment, where the new encounter represents a new kind of literature that takes advantage of the capabilities provided by the networked computer. The multi-modal textual structure in computational media is changing the cultural practices in many ways, and the question of new literacy-competences becomes crucial. This thesis seeks to contribute to the under-standing of the assumed resources in digital literature and how these potentials are able to sustain the development of multi-literacies competences in a transdisciplinary perspective.
The thesis considers the context that gives digital literature meaning and significance. This implies a wide-ranging exploration and analysis of the specific typology and how these offer potentials for the reader, who goes in search of meaning. The thesis therefore relies on the basic assumption that young people must be capable of reaching the literature in a dialogical reflection, which may lead to an interpretational recognition. The thesis explores the hybrid genre in an analytic perspective. Therefore its analysis consists of methodological considerations of which theoretical concepts represent the best way to open both the literary and the media specific affordances. The thesis therefore contributes to the field with analysis of the meaning-making resources in the potential experiences and interactional design. Two selected examples of digital literature are analyzed in this context, although the thesis is also a contribution to the research field in its empirical findings. The meaning-making resources are examined in an exploration of how high-school students are submitted to the potentials of the digital literary genre. These findings are explored in two different digital literature exhibitions in Denmark in autumn 2017.
The thesis illuminates the viewpoint that the public library is connected to literacy-learning and must be realized as an integrated and transdisciplinary part to the emerging textual habitat. It is argued that this institutional practice is seen as an essential domain in the public libraries and their purpose of being an important and encouraging institution for the sustain of literacies-development in a digitized era. This transdisciplinary approach between the library and the educational system will constitute an integrated focus on the new media encounter and the development of literacy competencies.
Udgivelsesdato28 maj 2018
Antal sider75
Udgivende institutionKøbenhavns Universitet


  • Digital litteratur , multi-literacies, meaning-making ressourcer, transdisciplinært perspektiv, remixkulturelle praksisser, bibliotekets rolle, learning as design