Thinklink and Text Analysis

Thinglink allows tagging on text and images. This is one way to introduce students to text analysis. Here the lyrics to “Highway 61 Revisited” (1965, Columbia Records) are accompanied by a YouTube clip of a performance and two interpretations (hover over the album cover for links). By reading a primary text, here Dylan’s lyrics to the cover song of a 1965 album (Columbia Records) and interpretations of that text, reader response theory and other theories of the text becomes apparent. The same could be done with imagery. This is for an introductory step of analysis, not for a lengthy and sustained interrogation. This is one of the most useful tools for teaching that I have learned so far.

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