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Multimodal literature 'moves' us : Dynamic – Movement and embodiment in VAS : An opera in flatland

TitreMultimodal literature 'moves' us : Dynamic – Movement and embodiment in VAS : An opera in flatland
Type de publicationArticle de journal
Année de publication2008
AuteursGibbons, A.
JournalHermes : Journal of Language and Communication Studies
Volume41
Start Page107
Pagination107-124
Type of Articlearticle scientifique
ISBN Number9780415873611
Mots-cléscognition, création, literacy, multimodalité
Résumé

Focusing on the ‘imagetext novel’ VAS: An Opera in Flatland, written by Steve Tomasula and designed by Stephen Farrell (2002), this paper explores multimodal printed literature through cognitive-poetic analysis. The examination of visual elements is aided by theories from visual perception and multimodal research. This cognitive and perceptual methodology is strengthened through reflection upon recent findings from neuroscientific work on embodiment. In consequence, this paper presents a fresh approach to multimodality, an approach which not only attends to all modes of meaning-making equally, as well as collaboratively, but one which considers the cognitive and embodied aspects of a multimodal literary experience.