Young Adult Literature: Exploring Global Texts and Digital Worlds
In this seminar we will discuss a range of contemporary young adult (YA) texts and examine how digital media shapes perspectives and practices. We will also uncover what it means to be a global citizen by exploring the diverse cultural worlds and identities represented in global non-traditional and contemporary YA literature. The YA global texts include graphic novels, anime/manga, movies/films, fantasy, sci-fi, video games, memoirs, realistic fiction, biographies, and narrative nonfiction. Using interactive, multimedia-based, collaborative sessions (e.g. blogs, videos, and multimodal presentations), discussions will address issues of identity and culture, digital technology and media literacy, and censorship.