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Elleström, L. (2019). Transmedial Narration: Narratives and Stories in Different Media. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transmedial Narration: Narratives and Stories in Different Media
2019 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This open access book is a methodical treatise on narration in different types of media. A theoretical rather than a historical study, Transmedial Narration is relevant for an understanding of narration in all times, including our own. By reconstructing the theoretical framework of transmedial narration, this book enables the inclusion of all kinds of communicative media forms on their own terms. The treatise is divided into three parts. Part I presents established and newly developed concepts that are vital for formulating a nuanced theoretical model of transmedial narration. Part II investigates the specific transmedial media characteristics that are most central for realizing narratives in a plenitude of different media types. Finally, Part III contains brief studies in which the narrative potentials of painting, instrumental music, mathematical equations, and guided tours are illuminated with the aid of the theoretical framework developed throughout the book. Suitable for advanced students and scholars, this book provides tools to disentangle the narrative potential of any form of communication.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. p. 152
Keywords
intermediality, multimodality, transmediality, narration, semiotics, communication, transmediation, transmedia storytelling
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79452 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-01294-6 (DOI)978-3-030-01293-9 (ISBN)978-3-030-01294-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-03-05Bibliographically approved
Pethő, Á. (2018). "A Good Concept Should Be both Very Concrete and Very Abstract.": Interview with Lars Elleström. Acta Universitatis Sapientiae Film and Media Studies, 15(1), 191-210
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"A Good Concept Should Be both Very Concrete and Very Abstract.": Interview with Lars Elleström
2018 (English)In: Acta Universitatis Sapientiae Film and Media Studies, ISSN 2065-5924, E-ISSN 2066-7779, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 191-210Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Keywords
mediality, intermediality, multimodality, semiotics
National Category
Other Humanities Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78393 (URN)10.1515/ausfm-2018-0011 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-10-22 Created: 2018-10-22 Last updated: 2019-01-21Bibliographically approved
Elleström, L. (2018). A medium-centered model of communication. Semiotica (224), 269-293
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A medium-centered model of communication
2018 (English)In: Semiotica, ISSN 0037-1998, E-ISSN 1613-3692, no 224, p. 269-293Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to form a new communication model, which is centered on the intermediate stage of communication, here called medium. The model is intended to be irreducible, to highlight the essential communication entities and their interrelations, and potentially to cover all conceivable kinds of communication of meaning. It is designed to clearly account for both verbal and nonverbal meaning, the different roles played by minds and bodies in communication, and the relation between presemiotic and semiotic media features. As a result, the model also pinpoints fundamental obstacles for communication located in media products themselves, and demonstrates how Shannon's model of transmission of computable data can be incorporated in a model of human communication of meaning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Walter de Gruyter, 2018
Keywords
communication model, intermediality, meaning, medium, multimodality, nonverbal communication
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77724 (URN)10.1515/sem-2016-0024 (DOI)000443255800012 ()2-s2.0-85053146394 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-09-13 Created: 2018-09-13 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Elleström, L. (2018). Coherence and truthfulness in communication: Intracommunicational and extracommunicational indexicality. Semiotica (225), 423-446
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coherence and truthfulness in communication: Intracommunicational and extracommunicational indexicality
2018 (English)In: Semiotica, ISSN 0037-1998, E-ISSN 1613-3692, no 225, p. 423-446Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to construct a model that demonstrates how human communication, involving all kinds of media, may not only correspond to but also put us in contact with what we perceive to be the surrounding world. In which ways is truthfulness actually established by communication ? To answer this, the notion of indices is employed: signs based on contiguity. However, an investigation of indices' outward direction - creating truthfulness in communication - also requires an understanding of their inward direction: establishing coherence. To investigate these two functions, further concepts and various elementary categorizations are proposed: it is argued that there are several types of contiguity and many varieties of indexical objects, which invalidates the coarse fiction-nonfiction distinction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Walter de Gruyter, 2018
Keywords
communication, media, truthfulness, coherence, index, fictionality
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79099 (URN)10.1515/sem-2017-0001 (DOI)000450996700022 ()2-s2.0-85054398206 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-12-06 Created: 2018-12-06 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Elleström, L. (2018). Identificando, construindo e transpondo as fronteiras das mídias. In: Greicy Pinto Bellin (Ed.), X Seminário de Pesquisa, II Encontro Internacional: Jornada Intermídia (pp. 1-15). Curitiba: Uniandrade
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Identificando, construindo e transpondo as fronteiras das mídias
2018 (Portuguese)In: X Seminário de Pesquisa, II Encontro Internacional: Jornada Intermídia / [ed] Greicy Pinto Bellin, Curitiba: Uniandrade , 2018, p. 1-15Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [pt]

Este artigo se concentra na necessária – mas sempre problemática – noção das fronteiras das mídias, que há muito tem sido examinada pelos estudos intermidiáticos. Minha observação inicial é a de que é impossível transitar no ambiente material e mental de determinado sujeito sem categorizar objetos e fenômenos; sem as categorizações tudo seria um borrão – difícil de entender e de explicar. No entanto, a categorização exige fronteiras, e as fronteiras podem e devem sempre ser questionadas. A área de comunicação não é uma exceção: por um lado, é necessário categorizar as mídias em tipos; por outro lado, não fica claro como essas categorizações devem ser feitas. Meu objetivo não é argumentar a favor ou contra certas formas de se classificar as mídias comunicativas, mas tentar explicar algumas das funções e limitações das fronteiras midiáticas. Argumento, resumidamente, que existem diferentes tipos de fronteiras de mídias e, portanto, diferentes tipos de mídias. Se essas diferenças não forem reconhecidas, a compreensão da categorização das mídias permanecerá confusa. Enquanto algumas fronteiras midiáticas são relativamente estáveis, outras estão mais sujeitas a mudanças; portanto, as fronteiras das mídias podem ser entendidas como sendo tanto identificadas quanto construídas. No entanto, no final, praticamente todas as fronteiras das mídias podem ser superadas por meio de nossas capacidades cognitivas cross-modais.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Curitiba: Uniandrade, 2018
Series
Linguística, Letras e Artes – Anais, ISSN 2446-9270 ; VII
Keywords
fronteiras de mídias, tipos de mídia, categorização, intermidialidade, multimodalidade, cross-modalidade, iconicidade
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79397 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-09 Created: 2019-01-09 Last updated: 2019-01-10Bibliographically approved
Elleström, L. (2018). Identifying, Construing, and Bridging over Media Borders. Scripta Uniandrade, 16(3), 15-30
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Identifying, Construing, and Bridging over Media Borders
2018 (English)In: Scripta Uniandrade, ISSN 1679-5520, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 15-30Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article will center on the necessary but always problematic notion of media borders, which has since long been scrutinized by intermedial studies. My initial observation is that it is impossible to navigate in one’s material and mental surrounding if one does not categorize objects and phenomena; without categorizations everything would be a blur – difficult to grasp and to explain. However, categorization requires borders, and borders can and should always be disputed. The area of communication is not an exception: on one hand it is necessary to somehow categorize media into types, and on the other hand it is not evident how these categorizations should be made. My aim is not to argue in favor of or against certain ways of classifying communicative media, but to try to explain some of the functions and limitations of media borders. I argue, in brief, that there are different types of media borders and hence different types of media types; if these differences are not recognized, the understanding of media categorization will remain confused. Whereas some media borders are relatively stable, others are more subject to change; therefore, media borders can be understood to be both identified and construed. However, in the end virtually all media borders can be bridged over through our cross-modal cognitive capacities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Centro Universitário Campos de Andrade (Uniandrade), 2018
Keywords
Media Borders, Media Types, Categorization, Intermediality, Multimodality, Cross-modality, Iconicity
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79396 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-09 Created: 2019-01-09 Last updated: 2019-07-09Bibliographically approved
Elleström, L. (2018). Le rôle du corps pour la cognition et la signification. Degrés, 46(175-176), b1-b8
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Le rôle du corps pour la cognition et la signification
2018 (French)In: Degrés, ISSN 0770-8378, Vol. 46, no 175-176, p. b1-b8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [fr]

Cette intervention s’inscrit dans le domaine de la communicationhumaine et se base sur l’idée qu’esprit/cognition et corps sontintimement interdépendants. J’aborderai les points suivants, qui serontconsidérés comme corrélés.1) Le corps comme producteur de produits média. Toutecommunication commence par l’« esprit/ la conscience d’unproducteur », situé dans un corps, qui, d’une manière ou d’uneautre, génère un produit média, qui devrait être entendu commel’entité intermédiaire rendant possible une communication entreesprits.2) Le corps comme produit média. Les produits média sontnécessairement matériels d’une certaine manière, ce qui impliquequ’ils soient des entités ou des processus physiques. Ils peuventêtre des corps organiques, des entités non organiques, ou unecombinaison des deux.3) Le corps comme percevant des produits média. L’«esprit dupercevant » ne peut entrer en contact avec le produit médiad’aucune autre manière qu’à travers la perception sensorielle, quiest un phénomène éminemment corporel.4) Le corps dans l’esprit/la conscience percevant les produitsmédias. Lorsque des corps acquièrent une fonction de produitmédia, ils agissent comme signes – des « representamens » dansla terminologie de Peirce. Toutefois, des corps peuvent égalementêtre des « objets » de signification ; ils peuvent être représentés.La communication peut donc impliquer la représentation de corpset objets concrets. La communication peut également impliquerla représentation d’entités plus abstraites telles que des concepts,idées, intentions, et relations ; mais bien qu’abstraites, de tellesnotions mentales sont, dans une large mesure, ancrées dansl’expérience de nos corps interagissant avec le monde environnant.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
A.S.B.L. Degres, 2018
Keywords
intermediality, multimodality, communication, body, cognition, signification
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79378 (URN)2-s2.0-85059171118 (Scopus ID)
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Available from: 2019-01-08 Created: 2019-01-08 Last updated: 2019-07-09Bibliographically approved
Elleström, L. (2018). Modelling Human Communication: Mediality and Semiotics. In: Alin Olteanu, Andrew Stables, Dumitru Borţun (Ed.), Meanings & Co.: The Interdisciplinarity of Communication, Semiotics and Multimodality (pp. 7-32). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Modelling Human Communication: Mediality and Semiotics
2018 (English)In: Meanings & Co.: The Interdisciplinarity of Communication, Semiotics and Multimodality / [ed] Alin Olteanu, Andrew Stables, Dumitru Borţun, Cham: Springer, 2018, p. 7-32Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The article delineates a model of communication among human mindsthat is designed to work equally well for all kinds of nonverbal and verbal significance.The model thus allows for detailed analysis of and comparison among allvarieties of human communication. In particular, the transitional stage of communication,which is termed the media product, is thoroughly developed andconceptualized in terms of mediality and semiosis. By way of mapping basic mediadissimilarities that are vital for differing communicative capacities, the modelexplains both how various sorts of significance can be transferred among minds,and why they cannot always be realized. The article furthermore suggests a semioticframework for conceptualizing the familiar notion that communication is alsostrongly predisposed by surrounding factors such as earlier experiences and culturalinfluence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2018
Series
Numanities - Arts and Humanities in Progress, ISSN 2510-442X, E-ISSN 2510-4438 ; 6
Keywords
communication, semiotics, intermediality, multimodality
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77484 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-91986-7_2 (DOI)978-3-319-91985-0 (ISBN)978-3-319-91986-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-08-31 Created: 2018-08-31 Last updated: 2019-04-03Bibliographically approved
Elleström, L. (2017). Adaptation and Intermediality. In: Thomas Leitch (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies: (pp. 509-526). New York: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Adaptation and Intermediality
2017 (English)In: The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies / [ed] Thomas Leitch, New York: Oxford University Press, 2017, p. 509-526Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay is to investigate the relation between adaptation and intermediality and to demonstrate why adaptation studies would profit from a broad intermedial research context. A list of ten ways of delimiting the notion of adaptation within the broader field of intermediality is presented and thoroughly discussed. The goal is to pinpoint border zones of adaptation that are only partly recognized as such by adaptation scholars. It is argued that failing to reflect on these borders ignores relevant neighbor disciplines, and that insufficient attention to related theoretical fields reduces the possibility for adaptation studies to produce research that is relevant for a broader range of phenomena and a broader field of scholars. The essay also briefly investigates some core issues of intermedial research, and hence of adaptation studies, and summarizes some vital notions that are helpful for investigating essential similarities and differences among media and for capturing the material and semiotic conditions for adaptation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Oxford University Press, 2017
Keywords
intermediality, media differences, media products, media types, semiotics, transmediation
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61271 (URN)9780199331000 (ISBN)9780199331017 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-03-10 Created: 2017-03-10 Last updated: 2018-09-26Bibliographically approved
Elleström, L. (2017). Bridging the Gap Between Image and Metaphor Through Cross-Modal Iconicity: An Interdisciplinary Model. In: Angelika Zirker, Matthias Bauer, Olga Fischer, Christina Ljungberg (Ed.), Dimensions of Iconicity: (pp. 167-190). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 15
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bridging the Gap Between Image and Metaphor Through Cross-Modal Iconicity: An Interdisciplinary Model
2017 (English)In: Dimensions of Iconicity / [ed] Angelika Zirker, Matthias Bauer, Olga Fischer, Christina Ljungberg, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017, Vol. 15, p. 167-190Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Our minds are capable of perceiving similarities not only within the same but also across different sensory areas and different cognitive domains. Iconicity is representation based on similarity, and cross-modal iconicity, which is an extremely widespread phenomenon, should be understood as iconicity that crosses the borders of different kinds of material, spatiotemporal, and sensorial modes, and, furthermore, the border between sensory structures and cognitive configurations. For instance, a visual entity may resemble and thus iconically represent something that is auditory or abstractly cognitive. The aim of this semiotic study, substantially based on empirical findings in psychological, cognitive, and neurological research, is to suggest a general theoretical framework for conceptualizing cross-modal iconicity and relating different kinds of mono-modal and cross-modal iconicity to each other. Its chief argument is that perception and conception of images and metaphors should be understood as the two extremes in a continuum of iconic representation where cross-modal iconicity bridges the apparent gap between mono-modal, sensory-based iconicity and cognitive iconicity. It offers an outline of material, spatiotemporal, and sensorial modes and their interrelations; a thorough account of cross-modal iconicity; a conceptual structure for charting degrees of similarity and iconicity with the aid of cross-modality; an array of examples illustrating the continuum of iconicity from image to metaphor; and a brief discussion of the notion of image schema as an explanatory factor for cross-modal iconicity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017
Series
Iconicity in Language and Literature, ISSN 1873-5037 ; 15
Keywords
iconicity, cross-modality, similarity, image, metaphor
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-67917 (URN)10.1075/ill.15.10ell (DOI)9789027243515 (ISBN)9789027265180 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-09-12 Created: 2017-09-12 Last updated: 2018-09-26Bibliographically approved
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