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Crossmedial Semiotics

Crossmedial Semiotics

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About the Book

The research comprising this book was originally undertaken in the early 1990s before the notion of multimodality. Rather than reconstitute well-worn analytical approaches to the picture book, it was and still is necessary to step back from traditional paradigms and take another vantage point that in itself would "fuse" the sometimes disparate pedagogical, literary, and aesthetic aspects of the genre. To explain the levels of semiotic interaction both within the lexical and visual narrative texts of the picture book and between the picture book and the reader/viewer. How does the narrative textual form of the picture book work, both lexically and visually, as a crossmedial semiotic system of signs and codes to create meaning? The textual form of the picture book, as in any literary or visual artistic work, functions to enable the reader or viewer to create meaning. In order to understand how meaning is created through the unique crossmedial narrative form of the picture book, it is essential to identify the basic lexical and visual textual components in the picture book to create a structural basis for the semiotic analysis of their interaction within the medium in the presence of a reading/viewing consciousness which actualizes textual hermeneutic potential. An explanation of the relationship between the reader and the text is concomitant to isolating the structural aspects of textual form that function as a vehicle to facilitate the reader/viewer with visual cues upon which to furnish cognitive, affective and aesthetic hypotheses, thereby allowing the researcher to analyze in semiotic terms the cognitive, affective and aesthetic responses required or initiated during the reading/viewing process as a crossmedial meaning-making activity.
About the Author: Peter Pericles Trifonas is Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto. His areas of interest include converging literacies, ethics, philosophy of education, cultural studies, and technology. Among his books are Deconstructing the Machine (with Jacques Derrida); International Handbook of Semiotics; CounterTexts: Reading Culture; Revolutionary Pedagogies: Cultural Politics, Instituting Education, and the Discourse of Theory; The Ethics of Writing: Derrida, Deconstruction, and Pedagogy; Institutions, Education, and the Right to Philosophy (with Jacques Derrida); Roland Barthes and the Empire of Signs; Umberto Eco & Football; Pedagogies of Difference.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780993895319
  • Publisher: Posttexte
  • Publisher Imprint: Posttexte
  • Height: 254 mm
  • No of Pages: 144
  • Spine Width: 8 mm
  • Width: 203 mm
  • ISBN-10: 099389531X
  • Publisher Date: 31 Dec 2017
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Weight: 299 gr

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