Category Archives: Design (Abstracts)

Forceville, Charles (2013). “Creative visual variation in comics balloons.”

“Creative visual variation in comics balloons.” In:  Tony Veale, Kurt Feyaerts, Charles Forceville (eds). Creativity and the Agile Mind: A Multi-disciplinary Exploration of a Multi-Faceted Phenomenon [book proposal submitted]. Abstract: Creativity appears to result from unexpectedly combining two or more … Continue reading

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Forceville, Charles, Paul Hekkert, and Ed Tan (2006). “The adaptive value of metaphors.”

Forceville, Charles, Paul Hekkert, and Ed Tan (2006). “The adaptive value of metaphors.” In: Uta Klein, Katja Mellmann, Steffanie Metzger (Eds.): Heuristiken der Literaturwissenschaft. Einladung zu disziplinexternen Perspektiven auf Literatur, 85-109. Paderborn: Mentis. Abstract: In this article we speculate that … Continue reading

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Charles Forceville (1999). “Educating the eye? Kress and Van Leeuwen’s Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design (1996).”

“Educating the eye? Kress and Van Leeuwen’s Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design (1996).” Language and Literature 8: 163-178. Abstract: This review article of Kress and Van Leeuwen’s Reading Images (1996) begins by giving a summary of its contents, … Continue reading

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Charles Forceville (1995). IBM IS A TUNING FORK: Degrees of freedom in the interpretation of pictorial metaphors.

“IBM IS A TUNING FORK: Degrees of freedom in the interpretation of pictorial metaphors.” Poet­ics 23: 189-218. Abstract: The article reports the results of a highly explora­tory ex­periment pertaining to the identification and interpre­tation of what are claimed to be … Continue reading

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Charles Forceville (1994). “Pictorial metaphor in advertisements.”

“Pictorial metaphor in advertisements.” Metaphor and Symbolic Activity 9: 1-29. Abstract: Metaphor has been first and foremost studied in its verbal variants. As Lakoff and Johnson (1980) claimed, however, “metaphor is primarily a matter of thought and only derivatively a … Continue reading

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Multimodal communication of physical pain

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By: Natalia Sánchez (Research MA, Media Studies, University of Amsterdam) The communication of physical pain is a subject of great political and economical complexity. The success of many institutions depends on their ability to create a common understanding of, and … Continue reading

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