Research Workshop on Multimodality

With Professor Gunther Kress and Professor Theo Van Leeuwen

Open to PhD and PostDoc researchers

The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies and the School of Media and Communication will be hosting Professor Gunther Kress (Institute of Education, University College London) and Professor Theo Van Leeuwen (University of Southern Denmark, Odense / University of Technology Sydney), the two main founders of multimodality, social semiotics and multimodal discourse analysis.

As part of their visit, Professor Kress and Professor Van Leeuwen will offer a workshop for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who are using or intend to use multimodality in their work. Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who wish to participate in the workshop are requested to send a brief proposal (200 words max.) to Elisabetta Adami ( and Giorgia Aiello ( by April 3, 2017.

The proposal should focus on the specific problem in your research that you wish to discuss at the workshop. Please include:

  • your name
  • the School you are affiliated with
  • the year you are at in your PhD/PostDoc
  • the title of your PhD/PostDoc research project
  • one sentence presenting the object of your research
  • the specific problem/issue you wish to discuss and seek advice on

Given its hands-on character, the workshop will have a limited amount of places.

The workshop is co-funded by the Centre for Translation Studies, Language@Leeds, the School of Media and Communication, and the PGR funds of the School of Media and Communication and the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies.