Through a professional story-teller's sometimes humorous commentary on culture and literature from The Odyssey on , the book suggests that literature is not an artifact to be studied but a living process. Often irreverent, crossing literary and scholarly lines, Penn aims to discover what literature does for an imaginatively engaged reader.
Designed for anyone who wants to develop the skill of telling stories, this volume provides advice on choosing, learning, and presenting stories, as well as discussions on the importance of storytelling through human history and its continued significance today.
"Presents concrete methods of incorporating storytelling by students of all ages into classroom practice to help teachers meet U.S. education standards of reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing"--Provided by publisher.
Although much has been said and written about the need for government to adapt to the new realities that resulted from the transformed paradigms in the Information Age, the world is lacking practical, tangible solutions on how to respond to these changes.
LIVING IN THE INFORMATION AGE traces the development, surveys the literature, and explores the impact of new technologies on the media landscape, examining both conceptual and practical aspects of life in an information society. The 64 articles comprising this reader examine the utopian promises of technology's true believers, and the dystopian views of technology's critics, all the while exploring how the media industries are being transformed through digital convergence and corporate concentration