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 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 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

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