Writing Artifacts as Narratives of Emotion

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Kathleen Olmstead
Bobbie Kabuto

Abstract

This manuscript will examine the role of emotion in writing through a comparative analysis of home-based written artifacts from children between the ages of 5 and 7 from seven families.  We investigate how writing reflects the emotional context of the family that can function as a tool for the construction of narratives.  The examination of writing through this perspective illustrates how the process of composing written artifacts reflects the synchronization and coordination of social and historical events imbued with emotions as told by the children’s written artifacts.   

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Olmstead, K., & Kabuto, B. (2018). Writing Artifacts as Narratives of Emotion. Language and Literacy, 20(2), 102-124. https://doi.org/10.20360/langandlit28806
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Author Biographies

Kathleen Olmstead, The College at Brockport, State University of New York

Assistant Professor in the Department of Education and Human Development 

Kathleen Olmstead, Ed.D is an Assistant Professor at the College at Brockport, State University of New York, where she teaches courses in early language and literacy as well as literacy methods. Her research interests include family literacy and early childhood education.

Bobbie Kabuto, Queens College, City University of New York

Associate Professor in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Bobbie Kabuto, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Queens College, City University of New York, where she is Director of the Literacy Program, Birth-6th Grade. She teaches courses in the areas of early language and literacy, bilingualism and biliteracy, and language and literacy in the elementary years. Her research interests include bi/literacy and socially constructed identities.