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Multimodality and Aesthetics


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This volume explores the relationship between aesthetics and traditional multimodal communication to show how all semiotic resources, not just those situated within fine arts, have an aesthetic function. Bringing together contributions from an interdisciplinary group of researchers, the book meditates on the role of aesthetics in a broader range of semiotic resources, including urban spaces, blogs, digital scrapbooks, children's literature, music, and online learning environments. The result is a comprehensive collection of new perspectives on how communication and aesthetics enrich and complement one another when meaning is made with semiotic resources, making this key reading for students and scholars in multimodality, fine arts, education studies, and visual culture.
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Introduction (Frida Forsgren & Elise Seip Tonnessen, University of Agder, Norway) Part I: Theoretical Perspectives 2. Outline of a Social Semiotics of Beauty (Theo van Leeuwen, University of New South Wales, Australia) 3. A Phenomenological Approach to Multimodality and Aesthetic Experiences in Schools (Thomas Illum Hansen, University College Lillebaelt, Denmark) Part II: Place Semiotics 4. Memorials of a National Trauma (Eva Maagero and Aslaug Veum, University College of South-Eastern Norway, Norway) 5. Reconstruction of the Chilean Memory in the National Stadium of Chile: A Multimodal Analysis of a Centre of Detention and Torture (Patricia Baeza Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Chile) Part III: Multimodal Aesthetics in Education 6. A Multimodal Analysis of Aesthetics in Brazilian School Textbooks (Clarice Lage Gualberto, Sonia Maria de Oliveira Pimenta, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil) 7. Aesthetic Experience Through Digital Book Production (Hege Emma Rimmereide, Jon Hoem & Sarah Hoem Iversen, Bergen University College, Norway) 8. Multimodality, Moving Images, and Aesthetics (Oystein Gilje, University of Oslo, Norway) 9. Aesthetics in Digital Argumentation (Jon Hoem and Ture Schwebs, Bergen University College, Norway) 10. Visual Aesthetics and Subject Content Formation in Young Students' Multimodal Science Compositions: Three Main Types (Elin Westlund, Uppsala University, Sweden) 11. The Aesthetic Potential of Sound to Contribute a Sense of Presence in Online Learning Situations (Johnny Wingstedt Dalarne University, Sweden) Part IV: Digital Aesthetics 12. The Templatized Aesthetics of Wix: A Social Semiotic Technology Approach to Web Design (Soren Vigild Poulsen University of Southern Denmark, Denmark, and, Gunhild Kvale University of Agder, Norway) 13. Everyday Aesthetics, Public "Scrapbook" and Multimodal Curation: The Question of Authorship in the Digital Space (Sumin Zhao, University of Technology Sydney, Australia) Part V: Multimodal Aesthetics in Fine Arts 14. Multiliteracies, Aesthetics and the Senses in Children's Books (Claudia Maria Pereira, Universidade do Grande Rio, Brazil) 15. The Relationship Between Sensory Experience and a Subjective Reading Position (Kristin Orjasaeter, The Norwegian Children's Books Institute, Norway) 16. Maximizing the Impact? Lucariello's Capotto di Legno as Intermedial Gesamtkunstwerk (Roy Eriksen, University of Agder, Norway) 17. Coping with Loss Through Music and Words: Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven", "Circus", "Lonely Stranger" and "My Father's Eyes" (Bjarne Markussen, University of Agder, Norway) 18. The Multimodal Aesthetics of Gender in Beck's Song Reader (Kate Maxwell and Lilli Mittner, University Tromso, Norway) 19. Intermodal Contrast in Film: Looking for the Aesthetics of Intermodal Relations (Martin Siefkes, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)

About the Author

Elise Seip Tonnessen is Professor in the Department of Nordic and Media Studies at the University of Agder, Norway. Frida Forsgren is Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Translation Studies at the University of Agder, Norway.

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