Reading Contemporary Picturebooks

Picturing Text

Author: David Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135121524

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 7977

Reading Contemporary Picturebooks takes a look at one of the most vibrant branches of children's literature - the modern picturebook. This exciting new book takes a sample of contemporary picturebooks and closely examines the features that make them distinctive and then suggests a way of characterising the 'interanimation' of words and pictures that is the essence of the form. The reasons for the picturebook's vitality and flexibility are also explored and the close bond between the picturebook and its readers is analyzed. Advances in our understanding of how visual images are organized are examined and the book concludes with an attempt to redescribe the picturebook in such a way that pictures, readers and text may be drawn together. Picturing Text will be of interest to students, teachers and researchers interested in reading, children's literature and media studies.

Picturing Texts

Author: Lester Faigley

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393979121

Category: Computers

Page: 532

View: 8891

Redefining composition to include conscious attention to images and design, Picturing Texts is the first writing textbook to show students how to compose visual texts as well as how to read them.

Picturing Text

The Contemporary Children's Picturebook

Author: David Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415208864

Category: Picture books for children

Page: 224

View: 3155

This work analyzes how picture books work, the role of picture books in learning to read, how children make meaning from pictures and how teachers can make best use of picture books in the classroom.

Designing Texts

Teaching Visual Communication

Author: Eva R. Brumberger,Kathryn M. Northcut

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351868136

Category: Psychology

Page: 300

View: 4852

'Designing Texts' is an edited collection dedicated to teaching visual communication in non-visual disciplines, with a particular focus on the fields of technical and professional communication, rhetoric, and composition.

Composition and Copyright

Perspectives on Teaching, Text-making, and Fair Use

Author: Steve Westbrook

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438425996

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

View: 6943

Essential copyright resource for teachers and writers, particularly those involved in electronic or new media.

Investigations: The Expanded Field of Writing in the Works of Robert Morris

Author: Noura Wedell

Publisher: ENS Éditions

ISBN: 2847887024

Category: Art

Page: 278

View: 8565

Yes, you seem to have been anything but an iconophile in your enterprise which is piled as high with words on one side as with images on the other. Robert Morris, “Professional Rules” By investigating the prolific oeuvre of Robert Morris via the prism of writing, this collection of essays provides an incisive lens into the work of a central figure in the visual arts since the 1960s, associated in turn with minimalism, postminimalism, conceptualism, and land art. Morris has often been labeled a theorist, although his writing mobilizes a wide variety of genres. He has espoused the style of art criticism, the verve of the polemic, as well as the forms of prose fiction and autobiography. But beyond his writerly craft, he has incorporated text into prints, sculptures, performances, installations, weaving a tight net between text and visual practice. This book brings together contributions from art historians, literary scholars, philosophers, filmmakers, and writers to shed light on an important yet overlooked aspect of Morris’ work. Illustration : Robert Morris, Investigations: Could I also Represent Hope in this Way? Hardly. And What about Belief?, 1990. Graphite on vellum, 18 × 18 inches (45.7 × 45.7 cm). Photo: Courtesy of Robert Morris and Sonnabend Gallery, New York. © 2010 Robert Morris/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Text, Image, and Otherness in Children's Bibles

What Is in the Picture?

Author: Caroline Vander Stichele,Hugh S. Pyper

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589836626

Category: Religion

Page: 378

View: 1427

Children’s Bibles are often the first encounter people have with the Bible, shaping their perceptions of its stories and characters at an early age. The material under discussion in this book not only includes traditional children’s Bibles but also more recent phenomena such as manga Bibles and animated films for children. The book highlights the complex and even tense relationship between text and image in these Bibles, which is discussed from different angles in the essays. Their shared focus is on the representation of “others”—foreigners, enemies, women, even children themselves—in predominantly Hebrew Bible stories. The contributors are Tim Beal, Ruth B. Bottigheimer, Melody Briggs, Rubén R. Dupertuis, Emma England, J. Cheryl Exum, Danna Nolan Fewell, David M. Gunn, Laurel Koepf, Archie Chi Chung Lee, Jeremy Punt, Hugh S. Pyper, Cynthia M. Rogers, Mark Roncace, Susanne Scholz, Jaqueline S. du Toit, and Caroline Vander Stichele.

Poetics of the Iconotext

Author: Liliane Louvel

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409400318

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

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Poetics of the Iconotext makes available the theories of the respected French text/image specialist Professor Liliane Louvel and introduces English readers to the most current thinking in French text/image theory and visual studies. Situated within the most significant recent debates in text/image studies, Louvel's work presents a sophisticated new typology of text-image relations that enable readers to think at once more precisely and more inventively about texts, images, and the intersections between the two.

Teaching and Evaluating Writing in the Age of Computers and High-Stakes Testing

Author: Carl Whithaus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317441435

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 7394

Teaching and Evaluating Writing in the Age of Computers and High-Stakes Testing offers a theoretical framework, case studies and methods for evaluating student writing. By examining issues in writing assessment the book discovers four situated techniques of authentic assessment that are already in use at a number of locales throughout the US.

Picturing the Past

English History in Text and Image, 1830-1870

Author: Rosemary Mitchell

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191543225

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 1408

This monograph is a wide-ranging and sophisticated analysis of representations in text and image of the English past between 1830 and 1870. It consists of a series of inter-related case-studies of illustrated history books, ranging from editions of David Humes History of England to W. H. Ainsworths The Tower of London (1840). It contributes to present debates on nationalism, highlighting the complex and variable nature of cultural constructions of identity. Simultaneously, if offers an overall interpretation of historiographical change in early and mid-Victorian Britain, focusing in particular on the transition from picturesque reconstructions of the English past to the scientific approaches of the professional historian. Genuinely interdisciplinary, Picturing the Past presents new perspectives on traditional studies of Victorian historiography, literature, and illustration. It explores relationships between text and image, author, illustrator, and publisher, in the production of illustrated historical texts, often drawing on neglected material in publishers archives. The tendency to analyse text and image, fiction and non-fiction, popular and elite publications in isolation from each other is challenged in the interests of a more complex and nuanced portrait of the middle-class Victorian historical consciousness.

Picturing the Book of Nature

Image, Text, and Argument in Sixteenth-Century Human Anatomy and Medical Botany

Author: Sachiko Kusukawa

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226465292

Category: History

Page: 331

View: 5523

Because of their spectacular, naturalistic pictures of plants and the human body, Leonhart Fuchs’s De historia stirpium and Andreas Vesalius’s De humani corporis fabrica are landmark publications in the history of the printed book. But as Picturing the Book of Nature makes clear, they do more than bear witness to the development of book publishing during the Renaissance and to the prominence attained by the fields of medical botany and anatomy in European medicine. Sachiko Kusukawa examines these texts, as well as Conrad Gessner’s unpublished Historia plantarum, and demonstrates how their illustrations were integral to the emergence of a new type of argument during this period—a visual argument for the scientific study of nature. To set the stage, Kusukawa begins with a survey of the technical, financial, artistic, and political conditions that governed the production of printed books during the Renaissance. It was during the first half of the sixteenth century that learned authors began using images in their research and writing, but because the technology was so new, there was a great deal of variety of thought—and often disagreement—about exactly what images could do: how they should be used, what degree of authority should be attributed to them, which graphic elements were bearers of that authority, and what sorts of truths images could and did encode. Kusukawa investigates the works of Fuchs, Gessner, and Vesalius in light of these debates, scrutinizing the scientists’ treatment of illustrations and tracing their motivation for including them in their works. What results is a fascinating and original study of the visual dimension of scientific knowledge in the sixteenth century.

Making Sense of Narrative Text

Situation, Repetition, and Picturing in the Reading of Short Stories

Author: Michael Toolan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317224582

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

View: 625

This book takes the following question as its starting point: What are some of the crucial things the reader must do in order to make sense of a literary narrative? The book is a study of the texture of narrative fiction, using stylistics, corpus linguistic principles (especially Hoey’s work on lexical patterning), narratological ideas, and cognitive stylistic work by Werth, Emmott, and others. Michael Toolan explores the textual/grammatical nature of fictional narratives, critically re-examining foundational ideas about the role of lexical patterning in narrative texts, and also engages the cognitive or psychological processes at play in literary reading. The study grows out of the theoretical questions that stylistic analyses of extended fictional texts raise, concerning the nature of narrative comprehension and the reader’s experience in the course of reading narratives, and particularly concerning the role of language in that comprehension and experience. The ideas of situation, repetition and picturing are all central to the book’s argument about how readers process story, and Toolan also considers the ethical and emotional involvement of the reader, developing hypotheses about the text-linguistic characteristics of the most ethically and emotionally involving portions of the stories examined. This book makes an important contribution to the study of narrative text and is in dialogue with recent work in corpus stylistics, cognitive stylistics, and literary text and texture.

Writing the Visual

A Practical Guide for Teachers of Composition and Communication

Author: Carol David,Anne R. Richards

Publisher: Parlor Pr


Category: Art

Page: 276

View: 8284

This edition offers a variety of creative and theoretically based approaches to the development of visual literacy. The book's Introduction and 12 chapters provide an array of pedagogical perspectives, exceptional field-tested assignments for students writing across the disciplines, and a strong bibliographic base.

Picturing Canada

A History of Canadian Children's Illustrated Books and Publishing

Author: Gail Edwards,Judith Saltman

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802085407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 381

View: 3429

Gail Edwards and Judith Saltman illuminate the connection between children's publishing and Canadian nationalism, analyse the gendered history of children's librarianship, identify changes and continuities in narrative themes and artistic styles, and explore recent changes in the creation and consumption of children's illustrated books. Over 130 interviews with Canadian authors, illustrators, editors, librarians, booksellers, critics, and other contributors to Canadian children's book publishing, document the experiences of those who worked in the industry.

The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Language and Literacy

Author: Teresa Grainger

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415327671

Category: Education

Page: 309

View: 1529

In this essential collection of readings, Teresa Grainger provides carefully chosen journal articles and chapters that offer significant and serious insights into the changing face of literacy. The twenty-five contributors all adopt a broad conception of literacy and contemporary literacy practices and recognise that the world of language and literacy is in a constant state of transition and transformation. Together, the authors examine the past, the present and the future of literacy and celebrate the interests and expertise of the learners. They acknowledge that the textual environments of today are complex and fluid, shaped by the rapid emergence of new technologies and the influential nature of popular culture. Children's engagement with multiple forms of text is also highlighted, including the oral, the visual, the electronic and the written. In addition, issues of pedagogy are explored, through the voices of teachers, parents and children. Many chapters offer particular perspectives based on classroom experience, reflection and smaller scale studies The contributors here perceive a common and urgent need to acknowledge diverse forms of living literacy and to redesign the curriculum accordingly. With an inspiring introduction and postscript by the Editor, this Reader is an invaluable and accessible companion for all students of literacy.

Rhetorik und Stilistik / Rhetoric and Stylistics. Halbband 1

Author: Ulla Fix

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110211408

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1154

View: 5268

The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.