Here is my annotated bibliography which I will be using for research for my dissertation.


McLuhan, M., Fiore, Q. (1967) The Medium is the Massage, Penguin Group, London

This book is relevant to my essay because it looks at mass media, and how image, text and photography are used together, and how convergence culture has grown, and how much if has effected our day to day lives. I can use excerpts of text to back up my ideas, and show how the converging of mediums have all changed the way that we percieve everything we look at.

Jenkins, H (2008) Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, NYU Press, New York and London

This is one of my most important sources of research as I am going to be basing my essay on illustrations within convergence culture. I found this book very helpful in helping me to understand what convergence culture is  and how it works across medias. Henry Jenkins brings up a lot of useful information which backs up points which I Internet to include in my essay with the interactive book and Ebook sections. Jenkins points out about the way that one media can become a basis for convergence such as a book become a film.


Uglow, J. (2009) The Lure of children’s books (online) The Guardian, avaliable from: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/dec/19/childrens-books-illustrations-jenny-uglow (accessed 16th October 2015)

This article talks about the balance between the narrative and the illustrations and whether they can be telling two different stories, and how the illustrations can work alongside the narrative to compliment the text. This is useful to me because this will back up my ideas for the partnership between text and imagery and the importance of illustrations in a book.

Van Heerden, M. (2012) The Functions of Illustrations in a Children’s Book (online) Blogspot, available from: http://marjorie-van-heerden-articles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/blog-post_16.html (accessed 16th October 2015)

Article talks about how perceptive children can be and how lack of need for memory when learning times tables has now become a thing of the past and how learning has also -in  a sense, become digital, and the disadvantages of this. This helps me to back up my theory about the learning to use devices is also now a part of the academic structure and also about how the way that children are learning in the current schooling system has moved on with the changing times to also become digital.

Roosen, C. (2010) The Renaissance of the Interactive Book (online) UXMagazine, available from https://uxmag.com/articles/the-renaissance-of-the-interactive-book (accessed 16th October 2015)

This piece of writing is about the fundamentals you need to know about a book before then turning it into an interactive/digital form, and the ways that the relationships between text and imagery work together.

Baddeley, A (2015) The Digital Debate is Done and the Reading Public are the Winners (online) available from http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/aug/30/ebook-digital-debate-is-done-reading-public-has-won (accessed 21st November 2015)

The changing world of how we consume media has also become something of convenience to people, and they can used to be not just the initial use, but also are forms of convergence culture, and often people tend to find kindles and e-readers to be more convenient than a paper book. This article plays an important part in my research because it talks about the way that people shift from the traditional medias, to new ways of consuming – that it is more for status for some people, or is it an easier way to read books, be online and also communicate to people all in one go. This is the best article i have found for the print versus ebook debate, and so this is very helpful to my work.

DWB (2015) New Survey Finds Millennial Readers Clinging to Print (online) available from http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2015/new-survey-finds-millennial-readers-clinging-to-print/ (accessed 19th October 2015)

Statistics found of what people prefer to use as a way of reading books, along with the age range which prefer which medias also is a contributing factor to my essay because the age of people is important because it is interesting to know what age ranges prefer what media platform to read their books. I can then link these to reasons why they prefer their chosen methods and analyse if age is a contributing factor.

http://henryjenkins.org/2006/06/welcome_to_convergence_culture.html (accessed 8th November 2015)

Interesting quotes by the author of one of my case study books, and so I found this important to my research as he makes some very valid points of consumerism. These quotes also back up some of what I am going to be talking about in my essay.


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