Here is the Prezi for my session with Commonword on 19th June 2014.
Also available here: http://prezi.com/jurrtpegsquf/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share
One of the things we discussed was the contested nature of ‘literacies’, and how they are value-laden, power-laden and embedded in social practices and community norms, and how this is played out in the world of marginalised writers and poets who often end up using digital platforms to reach out to audiences. The problem of how a writer ‘finds’ and ‘enters’ their work is as important as how they find and enter their audience, and the role of social media in facilitating this engagement is crucially important.
I enjoyed yet another opportunity to talk about issues related to my research beyond the realm of academia and, as usual, it was enlightening.