Skip Links | Access/General | Site Map
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Lancaster University
You are here: Home >

Looking at Picturebook Covers Multimodally: The Case of Two-Mum and Two-Dad Picturebooks

Date: 13 March 2012 Time: 1 - 2 pm

Venue: C89, County South

Jane Sunderland and Mark McGlasha, Lancaster University will speak on:

Picturebooks featuring gay parents, although growing in number, remain underexplored. In this workshop we look at the covers of four such picturebooks, in particular at the representation of the co-parents and the multimodal workings of image and text. This exploration is timely in that the image-text relationship is a contested one. Drawing on the notions of 'modal affordance' and 'epistemological commitment', and the Hallidayan functional grammar category of 'enhancement', we use Theo van Leeuwen's Social Actors frameworks (2008, 1996, 1995), in particular the Visual Representation frameworks, to show that image and text are not commensurate in the meanings they communicate. Further, rather than one mode being merely supportive of the other, we hope to test the idea with you that image and text, here, are mutually enhancing and that in these picturebook covers, gay identities can - and indeed need to - be read through an appreciation of this mutual enhancement, rather than through image or text (title) alone or in parallel.

Event website: http://www.literacy.lancs.ac.uk/lrdg/2011-12.htm

Contact:

Who can attend: Anyone

 

Further information

Associated staff: Jane Sunderland

Organising departments and research centres: Educational Research, Lancaster Literacy Research Centre, Linguistics and English Language

Keywords: Multimodalities, Visual perception

«Back

Search FASS

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
| Home | Departments | People | Study Here | Research | Business and Enterprise | News and Events |
- FASS Intranet -

Save this page: Delicious Del.icio.us Reddit Reddit Facebook Stumble It Stumble It!

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YD
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1524 510814
Fax: +44 (0) 1524 510857
E-mail:

E-mail: Email address protected by JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript to contact us.

Copyright & Disclaimer | Privacy and Cookies Notice

Save contact details

Save contact details