The 21st Century Media and Literature

The 21st Century Media and Literature

       The Philippines approved a curriculum designed to facilitate learning about the Philippine and World Literature. The stated Literature has undergone a significant change due to globalization. Culture and Media has been its major catalysts. In elaboration of the culture, the stories used to be limited to traditional or oral stories. With accumulation of time, it transpired to science fiction revolving around utopias and dystopias. As for the media, the oral revilement of knowledge developed with the discovery of printed forms such as books. Furthermore, the means to teach English Based Literature was marked by English Playwright and Theater which evolved to the use of Television and Radio as a medium of teaching. With the aforementioned new technologies (radio and television), learning has been set to develop the performance specifically in English. Which led to their proficiency at different aspects such as speaking.

       With the articles we found, we were able to acquire the following ideas. First, the republishing of the traditional oral stories or folktales have caused changes on the stories – as the oral story or folktales is transcribed by the writer, its flow becomes dependent on the writer’s understanding to the original oral story or folktales. Second, “bent English” provide a rich field of information on inappropriateness and disunion of linguistic experimentation. Third, the narrative structure (the way the traditional oral story or folktales were told) and the use of different media also play a role why changes occur when it is published on a paper. Fourth, the exposure to TV and radio news items have impressive effects on the participants’ speaking fluency because fluency of speech is a dominant linguistic feature of news stories. Fifth, the flaw in the idea of creating a “perfect” society stuck in stasis and void of negative feelings by simply stating that “empathy does not exist in utopian worlds, where suffering and death are eliminated. Sixth, as long as writers and artists continue to take the dreams of today and show people their potential conclusions, or turn them into nightmares where progress has gone greatly awry. Seventh, the Philippines extracted the American Pop Culture in the field of education. In addition, it also had a great impact to our media such as books, movies and TV shows that were liberated and experimented from it. Thus the technology help the globalization to become accessible worldwide. Lastly, the collapsing of two subjects, the world literature and the Philippine regional literature, into a single course to accommodate competing interests rather than finding out the essence and the effectiveness of the subjects that are taught.

       Basically, new information are new knowledge. The new information that we have gathered enabled us to further understand the recent happenings specifically to literature. Different but related information from different sources helped us to broaden our cognition, forming essential information from different pieces of related literature. This new knowledge can later on be used as a source or a related study to future individuals adding up to their newly formed idea. New information can lead to new solutions, which are acquired through synthesizing. But don’t forget to take note that any forms of information, once disseminated from one person to another person can have a multitude of interpretations. These interpretations could have positive or negative effects to the people view on that certain topic. That is why, it all depends on how you communicate information. If interpreted negatively, the original idea can be distorted. On the other hand, its positive effects allows writers to show their potential by being able to use the information they have collected and to extract new ideas from it, thus creating a good written output. Thus, we learned that we need to be careful in disseminating information to others.

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