Multimodalitätsforschung in Bremen

The Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Science at the University of Bremen, Germany, has a rich and impactful track record in pushing the boundaries of the study of mediated multimodality. Through internal, national, and international cooperative project work, we engage in both theory-building and empirical research on multimodal documents of numerous kinds. Our efforts rely on a variety of real-world examples and encompass the following research foci:

  • Corpus-based analysis of film genre
  • Multimodal discourse analyses
  • Multimodal cohesion analyses
  • Relations between comics and film
  • Document design and critique
  • Narratology and visual narration
  • Film and materiality
  • Political communication and persuasion in the digital age
  • Multimodal genre mapping in online communication
  • Multimodality and style

To cover this range of topics, we rely on transdisciplinary collaborations between Systemic Functional Linguistics, Formal Discourse Semantics and Communcation Science, Cognitive Psychology, Philosophy, and Visual Studies.