Some more thinking about what we mean when we say ‘medium’ in English curriculum…this list of artistic mediums has been helpful in contextualising English as a subject area within a broader notion of ‘arts’:
In the arts, a media or medium is a material used by an artist or designer to create a work.
- Natural World
- Performing Arts
Wikipedia ‘List of Artistic Media’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_artistic_mediums
Within that list, the medium of literature appeared with the following explanation and links:
LiteratureMain articles: Literature and Writing implement
The art of writtenwords and typography is traditionally an ink and printed form on paper or is creatively written with many forms of media.
Common writing media
- Digitalword processor and internetwebsites
- Letterpress printing and computer printing
- Nib (pen)
- Pen and ink
Common bases for writing
This is food for thought.
The investigation into medium continues…