Multimodality Talks Series: The Kinesemiotic Body: an empirical approach to investigating the multimodal discourse organization of dance

Day:  14 January 2022 Time: 12:00 – 13:30 GMT Place: online Speaker: Arianna Maiorani, Loughborough University, UK. John A. Bateman, Bremen University, Germany To watch the recorded talk see here: https://universityofleeds.zoom.us/rec/share/wN7va3xMAMVwlIXfP57TYNFakxDFsY1SdaYqXdrTjb_iHYjKIwONOUXAc0SKEf8.Pho40PNhm9k020cX Abstract The Kinesemiotic Body project is an interdisciplinary project drawing on linguistics, multimodal semiotics, empirical human-motion studies, and dance. It is being carried out in collaboration with professional dancers from … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: The Kinesemiotic Body: an empirical approach to investigating the multimodal discourse organization of dance

Multimodality Talks Series: Visual storytelling and Students’ multimodal knowledge sharing in school: spatial repertoires and semiotic assemblages

Day:  10 December 2021 Time: 12:00 – 13:30 GMT Place: online Speaker: Linnéa Stenliden, Associate Professor at the Department of Behavioral Studies and Learning, Linköping University, Sweden To watch the recorded talk, see here: https://video.su.se/media/Linnea+Stenliden+Multimodality+talks/0_68kqhu8n In these times, often described as a ´post-truth´ era we are faced with information overload. The volume of data that we are exposed to has … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: Visual storytelling and Students’ multimodal knowledge sharing in school: spatial repertoires and semiotic assemblages

Multimodality Talks Series: Interactional ethnography and multimodality: Issues of epistemology, logic of enquiry and analysis

Day:  12 November 2021 Time: 15:00 – 16:30 GMT Place: online Speaker: Judith Green, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, Santa Barbara the pre-recorded talk: https://ucl.zoom.us/rec/share/RGLAEzk6xf0hiu9hHpTsQ0IhAadf70mrDIYQp2BE6Qz7pRc4M63rzLGboinkhX9q.N04ldr-l3Uy-qm5y?startTime=1636668130000 the live session: introduction start-05:18; discussion 1:05:36 end https://ucl.zoom.us/rec/share/6vaEpF1M6xU31dmMvvEzOr4fOPZA_1I2qlgLDGq74Y_AZF92ns_gaAp8SfOl9nBI.q3ql9LLC3QI2qM4p?startTime=1636729514000  (the live session also included a sharing of the pre-recorded talk, but to enjoy the best quality, it's better to go to the original one) In this talk, … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: Interactional ethnography and multimodality: Issues of epistemology, logic of enquiry and analysis

Multimodality Talks Series: “Relevance: The Key Principle of All Communication

Day:  26 November 2021 Time: 12:00 – 13:30 GMT Place: online Speaker: Charles Forceville, Associate Professor in the Film/Media Studies department of Universiteit van Amsterdam, NL (http://www.uva.nl/en/profile/f/o/c.j.forceville/c.j.forceville.html) To attend the talk, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/multimodality-talks-series-charles-forceville-tickets-201315047727 About this event The humanities are in need of a general, all-encompassing model of communication. The contours of such a model actually already exist: Relevance … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: “Relevance: The Key Principle of All Communication

Multimodality Talks Series: A multimodal, gender analysis of the ‘kitchen corner’ in early childhood education settings – a place for reproduction of gender stereotypes

Day:  29 October 2021 Time: 12:00 – 13:30 BST Place: online Speaker: Mia Heikkilä, Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education at Åbo Akademi University in Vasa, Finland. To watch the recorded talk, see here: https://video.su.se/media/Mia+Heikkil%C3%A4+Multimodality+talks/0_g8x10tft If you go to a Swedish early childhood education (ECE) unit you will most probably find a dedicated space where furniture such as a … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: A multimodal, gender analysis of the ‘kitchen corner’ in early childhood education settings – a place for reproduction of gender stereotypes

Multimodality Talks Series: Children’s interactive storytelling in Virtual Reality

Day:  15 October 2021 Time: 12:00 – 13:30 BST Place: online Speaker: Dr Dylan Yamada-Rice, Senior Lecturer in Immersive Storytelling, School of Digital Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK & Senior Research Manager, Dubit To watch the recorded talk, see here: https://ucl.zoom.us/rec/share/WT_60P6K3p0vuJDQfoJcSfGSOosBKTX6OQla3Ab8HI26LWDSZaUkLGmSRQM887Zu.VgDUQeuMeLA1pgbI This talk will focus on Dr Yamada-Rice's study of children and VR covering four funded research projects from … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: Children’s interactive storytelling in Virtual Reality

Multimodality reading group

Day: Thursday 16 September 2021 Time: 14:30 – 15:00 (BST) Place: online Please register via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/multimodality-reading-group-tickets-169431551331?fbclid=IwAR2lDtqO95XwzH1799uu9WrXhn9WBkq8TfPWm2O4YwJ63a67kGdX-fY_0uM This meeting is proposed by a group member, Liling Siew, aiming at obtaining a review of multimodal research and discussing some basic concepts of social semiotics. The reading materials for this meeting are: - Glossary from Van Leeuwen, T. (1999). Speech, Music, Sound. London: Macmillan. … Continue reading Multimodality reading group

Multimodality Talks Series: Discourse Semantics of Time and Children’s Transmedia Narratives

Day:  18th June 2021 Time: 12.00-13.30 (GMT) Place: online Speaker: Dr Chiao-I Tseng, University of Bremen, Germany and Dr. Emilia Djonov, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia Watch the recording of the talk here Abstract: In this talk, we present an analytical approach to children’s interpretations of time in filmic and interactive narratives. This is part of our ongoing collaborative research on … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: Discourse Semantics of Time and Children’s Transmedia Narratives

Multimodality Talks Series: The Semiotics of Destruction of Election Posters

Day:  28 May 2021 Time: 12.00-13.30 (GMT) Place: online Speaker:  Anders Björkvall, Örebro University, Sweden Orla Vigsø, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Watch the recording of the talk, here Abstract: The election poster came into being as a medium as a result of a political need for a way to reach the larger electorate created by the extension of … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: The Semiotics of Destruction of Election Posters