Multimodality and the Picturebook: A New Way of Reading

By Corinne Buckland and Beverley Croker.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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This paper explores the way in which four Australian picturebooks are creating, and responding to, the news ways of reading that are emerging in a multimodal age.

Keywords: Picturebook, Postmodern, Multimodal, Grammar of Visual Design, Interanimation, Aesthetic

International Journal of the Book, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.77-84. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 798.495KB).

Dr Corinne Buckland

Corinne Buckland is a lecturer at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia, where her work is focussed on the aesthetic and ethical dimensions of texts for adults and for children. Recently she has expanded her research into the areas of picturebooks and the influences of an increasingly multimodal culture upon traditional forms of narrative. She is working within a national research centre at the University of New England which is exploring the roles of multiliteracies and their cultural implications.

Dr Beverley Croker

Beverley Croker is a lecturer in the School of Education at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia, where her main teaching commitment is to children’s literature but she also teaches English curriculum to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her research interests are in literacies (especially the exploration of the relationship between literary and literacy studies and the development of visual literacy) and in contemporary children's literature (especially picturebooks and young adult fiction). She is working within a national research centre at the University which is exploring the roles of multiliteracies and their cultural implications.

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