Multimodality as an authorial competency

Khyiah Angel

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The future of the book has been the subject of contentious discussion and debate for decades. As concepts and definitions of 'reading' and 'writing' continue to evolve, the general concept of literacy in a participatory culture is undergoing a paradigm shift. The subsequent revolution in reading will require examination by authors—particularly those who write for the generations of young adults (YAs) born into, and consumed by, technology—of the increasing demand for multimodal textual experiences, so that they may diversify their writing skill set and remain relevant to the demographic for whom they write
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-52
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • multimodality
  • young adult
  • reading
  • writing
  • literacy
  • novel

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