Teaching Module Trial: Letters and Radio

Writing and Broadcasting Home: Letters and Radio Broadcasts from Spain

Below are two texts that explore two differing modes of address: personal letters written by Canadian Volunteers in Spain to loved ones in Canada and transcriptions of radio broadcasts from Madrid to Canada.

Possible Discussion Topics/Assignments:

-Print culture and design
-Periodical culture / pamphlet culture
-Youth directed cultural production
-Celebrity vs “everyday people” and political advocacy

Have students write a short essay comparing and contrasting modes of address in these two texts.

Advance: A Magazine for Youth
Advance: A Magazine for Youth
Listen In!
Listen In!

Key Terms: Periodical Culture, Advance: A Magazine for Youth, Epistolary Culture, Illustration, Reportage, Journalism, Radio, Transnationalism.