2013 Student Research Conference:
26th Annual Student Research Conference

A Whale of a Tale; a child-like interpretation of Moby Dick
Amanda L. Meyers
Dr. Sarah Mohler, Faculty Mentor

The study of the novel as well as visualization techniques used in different adaptations of the novel proved to be varied and complex. As a future educator I found that students may be more inclined to read the classics if they were exposed to a different adaptation of it at a younger age. I decided to put my efforts toward converting this novel into something that was well suited for children ages five to ten but incorporated themes from the original text and by drawing on the work of Elaine Scarry, a literary theorist who delineated the techniques writers use to produce vivid images in the minds of their readers, Janos Laslo, one of the first psychologist to do experiments to test aspects of reader visualization, and psychologists Mark Sadoski and Allan Paivios Dual Coding Processing theory describing how writers process both visual and verbal information when they write.

Keywords: Interdisciplinary , Visualization, Moby Dick, Children's Literature, English


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 201-3
Location: MG 1098
Time: 0:30

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