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Reflecting literature through creating digital narratives in DigLit workshop

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In the framework of the lecture “Genres/Periods of American literature: Narrative Didactics and Digital Storytelling in American Culture” a workshop called “Introducing Digital Stories – Methods and Approaches” was held on October 12, 2021 at the Center for Inter-American Studies at the University of Graz. Andreas Schuch introduced the background and basic steps involved in the process of creating a Digital Story. It was emphasized that Digital Storytelling can be used in a very broad field and is not just meant for students with a teaching background, but for students from various fields, such as literature. Therefore, the students of English literature had to create a Digital Story by choosing a narrative such a novel, a game or a narrative poem to produce a creative digital story about part of that narrative. The overall theme of the Digital Story should relate to one of the topics of belonging, generations or friendship. A total of 9 Digital Stories were created, which were discussed and interpreted one month later in class together with Roberta Maierhofer, Nicole Haring and Andreas Schuch. (Text by Eva Bauer)

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Andreas Schuch

Andreas Schuch is a PhD student and project assistant at the University of Graz. He also teaches English and Computer Science, regularly holds teacher training courses at the College of Education Styria and helps implement the latest directives of the Ministry of Education. As co-founder of the research group Narrative Didactics, he studies and disseminates innovative approaches and methods that use stories, narrative practices and digital technologies to facilitate learning and teaching processes in education.