Meme Literacy and the challenge of critical agenticity
The paper argues for the socio-pedagogical relevance of Meme Literacy in the current media ecosystem and then suggests how the historicization of the ‘politics of irony’ that accompany the (re)production of online memes – particularly political memes – can contribute to outlining a more critical approach to this particular form of media literacy, as well as promoting a critical agentivity situated in onlife power relations.
Francesco Fabbro has a PhD in Science of Education and Continuing Education. Since 2012 he has been collaborating with the Laboratory of Educational Technology at the University of Florence. His main scientific interests include Critical Media Education, Intercultural Citizenship Education and Qualitative Methods in Educational Research.