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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

Reading Images, Telling Tales: Meaning-making and the Culture of Narrativity

Dr. Fiona Doloughan.

Taking as my starting point a convergence of interest, among visual artists, academics and creative writers, in narrativity and the cultural framing of meaning, I wish to look at a number of visual and verbal narratives, their intersections and points of divergence, in relation to the work of three writers/artists: the photographic narratives of Paul Seawright (2003), and selected work by Alain de Botton (2003) and W.G. Sebald (2001). In doing so, my aim will be not only to illustrate the complex interweaving of the visual and the verbal but also to revisit contemporary understandings of and responses to multimodal narratives.


Dr. Fiona Doloughan  (United Kingdom)
Lecturer in English
Department of Linguistic, Cultural and International Studies
University of Surrey

  • Narrativity
  • Visual Communication
  • Multimodality
Person as Subject
  • Seawright, Paul De Botton, Alain Sebald, W.G.

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)