Writing the visible page : a multimodal approach to graphic devices in literary fiction

Luke, Jarryd A. (2013) Writing the visible page : a multimodal approach to graphic devices in literary fiction. PhD by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


This practice-led project has two outcomes: a collection of short stories titled 'Corkscrew Section', and an exegesis. The short stories combine written narrative with visual elements such as images and typographic devices, while the exegesis analyses the function of these graphic devices within adult literary fiction. My creative writing explores a variety of genres and literary styles, but almost all of the stories are concerned with fusing verbal and visual modes of communication. The exegesis adopts the interpretive paradigm of multimodal stylistics, which aims to analyse graphic devices with the same level of detail as linguistic analysis. Within this framework, the exegesis compares and extends previous studies to develop a systematic method for analysing how the interactions between language, images and typography create meaning within multimodal literature.

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ID Code: 63020
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Bolland, Craig & Gislason, Kari
Keywords: Creative Writing, Literary Studies, Practice-led, Short Stories, Multimodality, Hybrid Texts, Typography
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 09 Oct 2013 04:44
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 21:47

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