Author Archives: Gideon

Electronic Age: Multimodal Mormon Creativity

Literacy is changing. At BYU, we’re retooling first year writing courses and implementing “multimodal literacy.” It boils down to learning how to communicate using media in combination with words, mostly. Literacy is starting to be about design, about the combination … Continue reading

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Electronic Age: How will ebooks change Mormon literary habits?

Our concepts of literature and writing are directly connected to the formats that have become natural to us. It used to be that books (with few or no pictures) were a baseline kind of literacy. That is less the case … Continue reading

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Electronic Age: Is embodied experience endangered by books?

Is your embodied experience endangered by books? Embodiment is among the most important doctrines emphasized within the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. The mortal experience central to the plan of salvation is a physical experience; matter matters — to our … Continue reading

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Mormon LitCrit: The Scope for Mormon Literature and Art

I was glad to read Margaret Young’s post encouraging international Mormon art and literature. I’m all for it — the needed diversity, the enriching that happens as subcultures and individuals of deeply varied experience find ways of expressing their lives … Continue reading

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