Transmodalities - with speaker Maggie Hawkins

Room 224, School of Education (Building R19)
Tuesday 24 April 2018 (16:00-18:00)

Dr Elizabeth Chilton


MOSAIC Research Seminar Series Centre for Research on Multilingualism, 2017-18

Transmodalities: Conceptualizing Semiotic Affordances in Transnational Communications

With speaker Maggie Hawkins, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Addressing complexities in transnational new media communications, a transmodalities lens highlights issues such as time, space and scale, and sociocultural border crossing. In this presentation speaker Maggie Hawkins utilized the five features of a transmodalities lens (Hawkins 2018) to analyze global youth interactions via shared videos and chats in order to demonstrate its affordances for new understandings of semiosis in transnational engagements.

Margaret R. Hawkins is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Ph.D. program in Second Language Acquisition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work, centered on engaged scholarship around issues of equity and social justice, focuses on languages, literacies and learning in classroom, home, and community-based settings in domestic, global and transnational contexts. 

This event is free and all are welcome.

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