Migrating Literacies: Redefining Knowledge Mobility for the Digital Age / Letramentos migrantes: redefinindo a mobilidade do conhecimento na era digital

Diana Brydon

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Abstract: This paper addresses several contexts of literary migration in the early twenty-first century that are changing how literary scholars read, the questions we pose, and the answers we find persuasive. How do ideas travel across time and space in the internet age? How does the literary engage the social, the political, the spatial and the temporal at a time of intensifying transworld connections? How are concepts of knowledge mobilization changing what we mean by the literary and how are globalizing processes changing what we mean by migration? What is the role of English in the circulation of ideas and the creation of literary value? Understanding literacy as the meaning-making practices in which readers engage, what kind of new literacies are required in our changing times? This paper adapts the concept of transnational literacies from the work of theorists such as Gayatri Spivak to engage current debates about the digital literacies of “digital natives,” whose imaginative mobility is enabled by new media, and current literary interest in revalorizing mobility and reconsidering the material conditions that make it possible.

Keywords: literacy; mobility; knowledge.

Resumo: Este trabalho discute vários contextos de migrações literárias do início do século 21 que estão mudando a forma como lemos textos literários, os questionamentos que fazemos e as perguntas que julgamos relevantes. Como as ideias viajam através do tempo e espaço na era digital? Como o literário se engaja em questões sociais, políticas, de tempo e de espaço em uma era de conexões transnacionais intensas? Como os conceitos de mobilidade de conhecimento estão mudando o que chamamos de literário e como os processos de globalização estão mudando o que chamamos de migração? Qual o papel do inglês na circulação de ideias e na criação de valor literário? Considerando o letramento como uma prática de construção de significados com a qual leitores se engajam, que tipo de novos letramentos são necessários em nossa era de intensas mudanças? Este trabalho adapta o conceito de letramentos transnacionais de teóricos como Gayatri Spivak com o objetivo de discutir debates atuais sobre os letramentos digitais daqueles sujeitos considerados “nativos digitais”, cuja mobilidade imaginativa é proporcionada pelas novas mídias, e o interesse atual da literatura em valorizar a mobilidade e reconsiderar as condições materiais que permitem tal valorização.

Palavras-chave: letramento; mobilidade; conhecimento.


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literacy; mobility; knowledge; letramento; mobilidade; conhecimento.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17851/2317-2096.22.3.12-28

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