Doctoral students from Linnaeus university and other Swedish universities.
For registration or questions concerning the course, please contact Jørgen Bruhn.
In order to be admitted to the course, the student must be admitted to a third-cycle programme
Seminars, presentations and final paper.
Intermedial and multimodal studies investigates the transformation of content and form between media as well as the combination of media and modalities in constellations inside and outside the area of aesthetic products. This PhD-course aims at introducing and critically debating a cluster of different terms and approaches under the headings of intermediality and multimodality.
A main task of the course will be to identify and discuss a number of specific fields or problems where the intermedial and multimodal approach may prove helpful. The course addresses questions that are not isolated to artistic aesthetic media, but will have interest for students coming from a range of disciplines including education, design, comparative literature and film studies, musicology, archaeology, art history, media theory, media and communication studies and linguistics. Consequently, the “objects” of the doctoral students’ projects may range from social or historical processes to objects and media products (again: inside or outside the fields of arts).
The course will be made up of one introductory zoom-meeting and two IRL meetings in Växjö consisting of discussions, lectures by guest speakers, presentations of central notions. In the interim periods the required reading tasks and writing assignments will be done, and finally the doctoral students will be writing a research paper to conclude the class. Discussions will be in English, but presentations and papers may be written in Swedish if the student so wishes.