New Perspectives on Narrative and Multimodality

New Perspectives on Narrative and Multimodality

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The contributors in this collection question what kinds of relationships hold between narrative studies and the recently established field of multimodality, evaluate how we might develop an analytical vocabulary which recognizes that stories do not consist of words alone, and demonstrate the ways in which multimodality brings into fresh focus the embodied nature of narrative production and processing. Engaging with a spectrum of multimodal storytelling, from a€˜low techa€™ examples encompassing face-to-face stories, comic books, printed literature, through to opera, film adaptation and television documentary, stretching beyond to narratives that employ new media such as hypertext, performance art, and interactive museum guides, this volume examines the interplay of semiotic codes (visual, oral, aural, haptic, physiological) within each case under scrutiny, thereby exposing both points of commonality and difference in the range of multimodal narrative experiences.Sketching the range of factors included in multimodality is not intended to be definitive or exclusive, but to make plain ... cinema, television, or computer screen , I can tell an oral story in a face-toface situation, or use a telephone, or Skype. The physical environment in which a narrative is produced also deploys a range of semiotic resources involved in meaning-making. ... Clearly, the contribution made by any one element of the semiotic ensemble may be more or less prominent in theanbsp;...

Title:New Perspectives on Narrative and Multimodality
Author:Ruth Page
Publisher:Routledge - 2009-09-10


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