MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series 2021-2022

MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is a joint initiative for researchers across the world who are interested in multimodality. It aims to provide a platform for dialogue for advancing multimodal research across disciplines. Multimodality draws attention to how meaning is made through the combined use of semiotic resources such as gesture, speech, face expression, body movement and … Continue reading MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series 2021-2022

Multimodality Talks Series: Multimodality and recognition as social and epistemological forces in learning and education

Day:  27 May 2022 Time: 12:00 – 13:30 BST Place: online Speaker: Fredrik Lindstrand, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden To attend the talk please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/multimodality-talks-series-fredrik-lindstrand-tickets-254590325517 Abstract: In this talk I will use ‘recognition’ and ‘to recognize’ as starting points for a series of reflections on social and epistemological aspects related to learning and education that I have found … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: Multimodality and recognition as social and epistemological forces in learning and education

Multimodality Reading Group meeting, Thursday 26 May

We are pleased to invite you to our next meeting of the multimodality reading group on Thursday 26 May. Please use this link (https://24timezones.com/difference) to check the time difference. Time: Thursday, 26 May, 2022, 13:00-14:00 (BST) The reading materials for this meeting are: Lim, F.V., & Toh, W. (2022). Developing a Metafunctional Framework for Understanding the Design of Educational Apps. … Continue reading Multimodality Reading Group meeting, Thursday 26 May

Multimodality Talks Series: The affordance of affordance in multimodality

Day:  13 May 2022 Time: 14:00 – 15:30 BST Place: online Speaker: Jeff Bezemer, UCL Institute of Education To watch the recorded talk, see here:https://ucl.zoom.us/rec/play/H715XAXjlgd95LHeG-lrBORv1_flTemR3j-7mZIblcIQ4tboe4cPegPjfB7Rnx58sjygx9gwFDPSAlaM.yRPeP-glFkalHXxI In this talk, Professor Bezemer will present a critical review of the notion of affordance and explore its origins, uptake, transformation and application in the field of multimodality. Multimodalists have widely adopted the term to refer … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: The affordance of affordance in multimodality

Multimodality Talks Series: The multimodal construction of interculturality, authenticity and authority in YouTube videos

Day:  Apr 29, 2022 Time: 12:00 – 13:30 BST Place: online Speaker: Jenifer Ho, City University of Hong Kong To attend the talk please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/multimodality-talks-series-jenifer-ho-tickets-247167533747 YouTube is increasingly used as a platform for knowledge sharing and construction. This trend is reinforced and popularised by the COVID-19 pandemic which results in an increasing number of people turning to YouTube … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: The multimodal construction of interculturality, authenticity and authority in YouTube videos

Multimodality Talks Series: Transformations of representations of force: Meaning-making about Newton’s third law in a primary classroom

Day:  March 25, 2022 Time: 12:00 – 13:30 GMT Place: online Speaker: Kristina Danielsson, Linnaeus University, Sweden To attend the talk please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/multimodality-talks-series-kristina-danielsson-tickets-254562442117 Abstract T.B.A. soon. You’ll receive the link to join the meeting upon registration.

Multimodality Talks Series: Implications of Multimodal Theories on Research Design: Researching Wine Labels

Day:  11 March 2022 Time: 14:00 – 15:30 GMT Place: online Speaker: Frank Serafini, Arizona State University, USA To watch the recorded talk, see here: https://ucl.zoom.us/rec/play/mXdA79K-6yUzGtNXfaTtzYaG0qMMbI33dEc5KHgEZHjZX7p6kCsvBJzk-RNi4wliR1kJD5OEGRMFOMMO.pIxLga-TbXDtippR About this event This seminar will focus on exploring the connections among theoretical orientations and research designs using several research studies on the semiotic resources and ideological contexts of wine labels as examples. … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: Implications of Multimodal Theories on Research Design: Researching Wine Labels

Multimodality Talks Series: What Can Multimodality Offer for Education?

Day:  25 February 2022 Time: 12:00 – 13:30 GMT Place: online Speaker: Victor Lim Fei, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore To watch the recorded talk see here: https://video.su.se/media/Multimodality+talks+-+Victor+Lim+Fei/0_g7e2w91f Abstract The “multimodal turn” (Jewitt, 2009) in education is a recognition that the sole focus on language in literacy learning is inadequate and needs to be broadened to include multimodal meaning-making (New London … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: What Can Multimodality Offer for Education?

Multimodality Talks Series: Multimodal readings in children’s literature

Day:  February 11, 2022 Time: 12:00 – 13:30 GMT Place: online Speaker: Elise Seip Tønnessen, University of Agder, Sweden To watch the recorded talk see here: https://video.su.se/media/Multimodality+talks+-+Elise+Seip+T%C3%B8nnessen/0_rvnpcf77 Abstract: Traditionally children’s stories and poems have been conveyed in a multitude of modes, from oral storytelling, rhymes and lullabies to picture books, comics, tv series and films. Hence, studies in children’s literature … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: Multimodal readings in children’s literature

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