In this presentation, I introduce the methodology that I have been following to discover the documents that host early occurrences of the term ‘visual literacy’, a methodology partially based on the use of open access browsing environments such as Google Ngrams, Google Books and World Cat, as means to alternate between distant reading and close reading practices. These documents shape the data that will be analyzed for my doctoral dissertation. In this presentation, I intend to tackle some conceptual and technical issues.
Peña, E. (2015). Visual Literacy: A Case of Study. Presented at the Living Methods: Research in Language and Literacy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.