This qualitative action research project addressed the infusion of media literacy and new media into a standard secondary English language arts curriculum. In examining students' perceptions of South Africa as they interacted with new media texts in conjunction with the traditional literary text Cry, the Beloved Country, this study also explored the manner in which students' media interactions informed their reading of the novel. As a result of the research data, the author asserts that media literacy education can, in fact, play an effective role in teaching literature within the world literature classroom.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Theatre and Media Arts
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Greenwood, Timbre Janiece Newby, "Cry the Beloved Media: New Media and Student Perceptions in a World Literature Classroom" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 2760.
new media, media literacy education, Cry, the Beloved Country, secondary language arts