Bishop, Ellen
January 1997
Post Script;Winter/Spring97, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p18
Academic Journal
This essay extends the term literacy to not only mean the students' growing abilities to read printed and filmed texts but also to read their own understandings of popular culture. It explores the cinematic literacy and satiric violence in contemporary movies and television shows line the extreme violence in "The Itchy and Scratchy Show," a part of the American animated sitcom "The Simpsons." The essay also uses truisms about parental responsibility and describes the structuralist genre theory. It concludes with a brief sketch of the complex literacy confined in the rhetorical and satirical dimensions of films.Kar


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