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CULTS4 Action, Performance and Multimodality 10 op
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Cultural Studies
Person in charge
Professor in Music Studies

Keywords

Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

The module gives students focused insights into theoretical and methodological approaches concerning the research of multimodal action and performances. It provides insights to understand performativity as active producing of socio-cultural realities and how performances as well as performatives, resist, embrace, and define historical and contemporary politics.
Another focus of the module concerns multimodal nature of performances. During the course students learn specific ways to analyse multimodal materials and examine the use of multimodal resources such as speech, tone, gaze, body attitude or movement as a part of cultural action. The purpose is to study how multimodal performativity co-dependently affects the nature of the content and what is the overall significance of multimodality in human action.

Contents

Lectures and literature, case studies of live and virtual performances and other expressive events.

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Written exam 
In English
Case studies  Exercise(s) 
In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Written exam 
In English

Some places available for master level exchange students and students from other Master's Degree Programmes. Students outside the Cultural Studies programme can complete 5 ECTS (lectures 2 ECTS and literature 3 ECTS).

Evaluation

Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

  • Kress, G. (2009) Multimodality: a Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary Communication, London: Routledge.
  • Ventola, E., Charles, C. and Kaltenbacher, M. (2004) Perspectives on Multimodality. Amsterdam & Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamin’s Publishing Company.
  • In addition one of books below:

 - Cope, B. and M. Kalantzis (eds.) (2000) Multiliteracies : Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures. London: Routledge.

- Fischer-Lichte, Erika (2008) The Transformative Power of Performance. A New Aesthetics. Routledge: New York.

- McNeill D. (1992) Hand and Mind: What Gestures Reveal about Thought. University Of Chicago Press.

- Zhao, S& Emilia D (2014). Critical Multimodal Studies of Popular Discourse. New York: Routledge.

Belongs to following study modules

Viestinnän, median ja teatterin yksikkö
2016–2017
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Viestinnän, median ja teatterin yksikkö