Programme: MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series

MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series Elisabetta Adami (University of Leeds School of Languages, Cultures and Societies), Sophia Diamantopoulou (UCL Institute of Education), Eva Insulander and Eva Svärdemo Åberg (Stockholm University, Dept. of Education) are pleased to invite you to a series of jointly organized talks on multimodality. MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is a joint initiative for researchers across … Continue reading Programme: MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series

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

Multimodality Talks Series: A Multimodal Approach to Big Data Analytics

Day: 4th June 2021 Time: 12.00-13.30 (GMT) Place: online Speaker: Prof. Kay O’Halloran, University of Liverpool, UK Watch the recording of the talk here Abstract In this presentation, I discuss recent moves towards multimodal approaches to big data analytics, which involve empirically testing and validating multimodal theory and frameworks through the analysis of large data sets. As a step … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: A Multimodal Approach to Big Data Analytics

Multimodality Talks Series: Covid-19 WhatsApp Stickers as Public Signs in Oman

Day:  14th May 2021 Time: 12.00-13.30 (GMT) Place: online Speaker: Dr Najma Al Zidjaly, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman Watch the recording of the talk here Abstract: In this paper, I theorize WhatsApp stickers (elaborate character-driven emoticons) that the public in Oman has created and shared nationally on WhatsApp during the Covid-19 pandemic as public signs that simultaneously function as: … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: Covid-19 WhatsApp Stickers as Public Signs in Oman

Multimodality Talks Series: InTouch: Digital Touch Communication

Day: 30th April 2021 Time: 12.00-13.30 (GMT) Place: online Speaker: Prof. Carey Jewitt, UCL Knowledge Lab, University College London, UK Watch the recording of the talk here Abstract: Touch is at the vanguard of advanced digital communication: technologies are being designed to digitally re-mediate touch in ways that simulate, stretch, and/or reconfigure touch sensations, resources, and practices. As these … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: InTouch: Digital Touch Communication

Multimodality Talks Series: The same pandemic, different “PanMeMic”: COVID-19 in Chinese and American university websites

Day: 5th March 2021  Time: 12.00-13.30 (GMT) Place: online Speaker: Prof. Yiqiong ZHANG, Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, PRC. Watch the recording of the talk here. Abstract In May 2020, semioticians across the world have joined together to launch the project of “PanMeMic” (Pandemic Meaning Making of Interaction and Communication), with an aim … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: The same pandemic, different “PanMeMic”: COVID-19 in Chinese and American university websites

Multimodality Talks Series: Okyeame Poma: exploring the multimodality of translation in precolonial African contexts

Day: 26th March 2021 Time: 12.00-13.30 (GMT) Place: online Speaker: Professor Kobus Marais, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa Watch the recording of the talk here Abstract: In translation studies, African contexts have not only been underrepresented (Chibamba 2018), but they have also largely been limited to postcolonial theoretical constructs (e.g. Bandia 2007; Meintjies & … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: Okyeame Poma: exploring the multimodality of translation in precolonial African contexts

Multimodality Talks Series: From comics strips to serious games: Notes about the multimodal complexity of first-aid instructions

Day: 19th February Time: 12.00-13.30 (GMT) Place: online Speaker: Janina Wildfeuer, University of Groningen Watch the recording of the talk here Abstract CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, or methods such as checking the pulse and securing the head and neck are important life-saving procedures that everyone should know when involved in emergency situations. How to follow the … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: From comics strips to serious games: Notes about the multimodal complexity of first-aid instructions

Multimodality Talks Series: Knowledge representations and (re-)designs in museum contexts

Day: 5th February 2021 Time: 12.00-13.30 (GMT) Place: online Speaker: Professor Staffan Selander and Dr Eva Insulander, Stockholm University, Sweden Join us for the next online session of Multimodality Talks on 5th February 2021 12.00-13.30 UK time featuring Professor Staffan Selander and Dr Eva Insulander, Stockholm University on 'Knowledge representations and (re-)designs in museum contexts'. Watch the recording … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: Knowledge representations and (re-)designs in museum contexts

Multimodality Talks Series: Assessment practices of multimodal compositions

Day: 22 January 2021 Time: 12.00-13.30 (GMT) Place: online Speaker: Professor Øystein Gilje (UiO), Professor Henning Fjørtoft (NTNU), Post doc Eli Tronsmo (UiO), research fellow Åslaug Bjerke (UiO), associate professor Line Ingulfsen (USN) and associate professor Sigrid Ørevik (UiB).  Join us for the next online session of Multimodality Talks on Friday 22nd of January, 12.00-13.30 UK time featuring Professor … Continue reading Multimodality Talks Series: Assessment practices of multimodal compositions