Assimakis Tseronis studied Greek Philology and Linguistics at the University of Athens as an undergraduate. He obtained an M.A. in Discourse Analysis at Lancaster University, and an M.Phil. in Argumentation Studies at the University of Amsterdam. In 2009 he defended his Ph.D. at Leiden University on the topic of the qualification of a standpoint by means of stance adverbs and its rhetorical effect on the probative obligations that arise from the act of advancing a standpoint. From 2009 until early 2012, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher in CNRS Paris on the argumentative analysis of a large corpus of texts produced by stakeholders in the nanotechnology debate in France. As of April 1st, 2012 he is employed at the Department of Media Studies as an NWO-funded assistant professor for a project on ‘Multimodal Rhetoric and Cognition’. His research seeks to build bridges between the studies carried out within the fields of visual communication and multimodality on the one hand, and the field of argumentation studies on the other. The aim is to develop tools that can be used in the argumentative analysis and evaluation of multimodal discourse. For this purpose he is also collaborating with colleagues from the department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric (TAR).
Recent and forthcoming talks and publications
[Last update: 7-2-17]
ChF nowadays posts preprints of articles and chapters on Researchgate and on Academia.edu.
Occasionally, news will still be posted here.
ChF still regularly updates the bibliography on this blog/site.
PLANNED PUBLICATIONS/WORK IN PROGRESS:
Assimakis Tseronis and ChF hosted,, together with Chiara Pollaroli, a panel on visual argumentation at the IPrA conference 2015 in Antwerp. Selected papers are planned to be published in *International Review of Pragmatics* in 2017.
Assimakis Tseronis and ChF have moreover submitted the ms. of an edited volume provisionally called *Multimodal Argumentation and Rhetoric in Media Genres* at Benjamins in the Winter of 2016/2017. The ms. is currently being reviewed.
FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER WORK:
ChF, “From image schema to metaphor in discourse: The FORCE schemas in animation films.” In: Beate Hampe (ed.), Metaphor: From Embodied Cognition to Discourse. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Doi: 10.1017/1108182324. Planned for publication in August 2017.
Cornevin, Vanessa, and ChF. “From metaphor to allegory: the Japanese manga Afuganisu-tan.” Accepted by *Metaphor and the Social World* (planned for publication in September 2017).
ChF (submitted). “Interactive documentary and its limited opportunities to persuade.” For “Media Evolution and Genre Expectations” issue of *Discourse, Context and Media* (guest editors: Tuomo Hiippala & Chiao-I Tseng). Planned for 2017.
Under the supervision of ChF, Roel Bogers, Tina de Groot, Marion van der Poel, and Nienke Schipper, made a short (2'31") educational animation film called "The art of storytelling (part II, June 2016): places,” which can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdlSrpvjIEQ. Part I focuses on characters.
The next film in the series (on "time") is envisaged for 2017,
ChF is working on a monograph applying Relevance Theory to mass-communicative pictures/visuals. Its working title is *Visual and Multimodal Communication: A Pragmatic Model.*