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CULTS4 Action, Performance and Multimodality 10 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Degree Programme in Cultural Studies
Faculty of Communication Sciences

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.


Tarja Rautiainen-Keskustalo, Teacher responsible

Further information

Only available for students in Cultural Studies programme.