New Perspectives on Narrative and Multimodality

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-08-19
  • Publisher: Routledge
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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 '¬Ülow tech'¬" 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.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesp. vii
Permissionsp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Multimodal Storytelling: Performance and Inscription in the Narration of Art Historyp. 14
A Multimodal Approach to Mind Style: Semiotic Metaphor vs. Multimodal Conceptual Metaphorp. 31
The Computer-Based Analysis of Narrative and Multimodalityp. 50
Opera: Forever and Always Multimodalp. 65
Word-Image/Utterance-Gesture: Case Studies in Multimodal Storytellingp. 78
"I Contain Multitudes": Narrative Multimodality and the Book that Bleedsp. 99
Multimodality and the Literary Text: Making Sense of Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Closep. 115
Electronic Multimodal Narratives and Literary Formp. 127
Gains and Losses? Writing it All Down: Fanfiction and Multimodalityp. 142
Respiratory Narrative: Multimodality and Cybernetic Corporeality in "Physio-Cybertext"p. 155
Cruising Along: Time in Ankerson and Sapnarp. 166
Beyond Multimedia, Narrative, and Game: The Contributions of Multimodality and Polymorphic Fictionsp. 183
Keg Party Extreme and Conversation Party: Two Multimodal Interactive Narratives Developed for the SMALLabp. 202
Coda/Prelude: Eighteen Questions for the Study of Narrative and Multimodalityp. 217
Contributorsp. 221
Indexp. 225
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