Literacy in Practice: Writing in Private, Public, and Working Lives
Drawing upon perspectives of New Literacy Studies, characterization and gender performativity, this interpretive case study used Multimodal Inter(Action) Analysis and ethnographic methods to examine how a queer youth, Michael, embodied the fop character type as he acted in a youth theatre troupe. The study examines Michael’s embodiment of the fop as a composition process in drama that evoked discourses of queer masculinity and the performativity of selves becoming. Embodied composing of characterizations in the troupe, and specifically the fop, were multimodal designs that intertwined with Michael’s self-cultivation and self-efficacy as a queer youth.
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Bogard, Treavor, "Stepping Out with the Fop: Literacies of Embodiment and Becoming in Youth Drama" (2015). Teacher Education Faculty Publications. 25.
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