Social Media Storytelling as a Method for Teaching Literature

Susana Pajares Tosca, Anne Katrine Nørgaard Isholdt, Niklas Tarp-Petzke

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This chapter investigates how a social medium (Facebook in this case) can be a platform for a novel way of teaching literature focusing on social roleplaying of the literary characters. We call this new form “social media storytelling”. Our project transmedially recreates the world of an original work of literature, a Danish medieval ballad. We describe our experiment, contextualise our findings and argue for the potentials of such a dialogic form.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Politics of Education and the Digital Turn in Storytelling: A Critical Introduction
Number of pages25
PublisherPeter Lang
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)9783631675441
ISBN (Electronic)9783631701263
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Social Media Storytelling
  • Literature Education
  • Roleplaying
  • Transmedia
  • Dialogic Form


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