Edited by Monika Raesch
Mapping Minds features a select group of essays presented at the 4th Global Conference on Visual Literacies. Celebrating an interdisciplinary approach, this volume features work ranging, among others, from photography and video production studies to graffiti and film analysis with a variety of theoretical approaches.
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Key Words: Chorography, participatory photograph interview, teacher, mentor, mapping, national identity, Nellhouse Model, unsanctioned text, graffiti, photovoice, phenomenology, graphic novels, semiotics, creative block
Part 1: Mapping Minds
The Contemporary Visual Literacy of Mapped Place: Chorographic Directions, Links and Analogies
Understanding Migrant Visualisations of Family
Therapeutic and Empowering Aspects of Visual Literacy Programs in Israeli High Schools
Jonathan M. Friesem
Building Opportunities for Learner-Centred Visual Literacy Development: A Technology Classroom Based Approach
Jane Pilling-Cormick & John Laverty
Student’s Concepts of Cinematic Literacy
Phil Fitzsimmons and Edie Lanphar
Part 2: Developing Consumer Understanding of Texts
Beyond the Surface: Image Affordances in Language Textbooks that affect National Identity Formation (NIF)
Visualising Theatre: Scenography from Concept to Design to Realisation
Representations of Cyprus: Impressions of Gender and Culture during British Rule (1878-1959)
Reading Gestures and Reading Codes: The Visual Literacy of Graffiti as both Physical/Performative Act and Digital Information Text
Views from the Water’s Edge: The Impact of Images in Communicating Perspectives of Climate Change
Lisa Chandler & Claudia Baldwin
A Reaffirmation of the Embodied Experience of the Visual
Part 3: Critical Analysis of Media Texts and their Creation
Blurring the Boundaries: Creating New Genres?
Visual Pathography: Graphic Representations of Illness in David B.’s Epileptic
Form and Meaning: Non-Objectivity and Communication
Robert L. Craig
Predication in Actu and in Potentia: Probing into its Aesthetics
Images of the Excluded: Ideology, Interpretation and Context
Skin Deep: Visual Representations of White/British Identity and Black/Foreign Identity in Commercially Successful Popular British Cinema
Sheila F.T. Sandapen
Towards an Understanding of Creative Block
About the Editor:
Monika Raesch, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at Suffolk University in Boston, USA, where she teaches classes in film studies and in video production.