|Study location||Finland, Helsinki|
|Type||Short duration course, short course|
|Nominal duration||6.8.-22.8.2019 (5 ECTS)|
EARLY BIRD prices valid until 28.2.2019
A minimum of 2 years of university-level studies is required for all courses. See course-specific requirements below >> target students.
All courses are taught in English. Although applicants are not required to present an official certificate of language proficiency, all students must be fluent in English. A good command of English is necessary for completing the course (following teaching, participating in classroom discussions, writing essays) as well as managing day-to-day matters in Finland. An applicant can be rejected if his/her level of English is not deemed equivalent to the standards.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The course takes an expanded view of digital storytelling as a space of intertextuality where multiple voices connect with technologies to pass a message through deliberation and documentation. For intertextuality, it is necessary to read and write the Web critically and responsibly. To this end, the course will use multimodal texts to problematise the participants’ metaphors and open up pathways for new narratives through a critical understanding and interpretation of technology and new media discourses.
For this purpose, we will discuss and analyse metaphors in language, thought and communication, and how these frame (and often distort) reality nowadays.
Also, we will discuss the design of Web-based platforms as a way to frame communication.
Finally, we will apply multimodal methods to analyse metaphors, discourses and narratives on the basis of discourse analysis, metaphor and thematic analysis, social semiotics and the semantics of action.
The participants will be able to:
- Develop a critical insight into contemporary Web-based and social media narratives
- Identify and discuss metaphors emerging from discourses online
- Integrate a theoretically-based, contextualised use of digital storytelling in teaching and research
- Use the narrative approach to synthesise a digital story
- Apply the metaphorical thinking in their own work
Course format and teaching methods
The course consists of lectures, workshops and seminars.
The course welcomes Master’s and Doctoral students from education, the social sciences, and media and cultural studies as well as students and professionals who are interested to integrate a discursive narrative approach into their research, study and work. Also, those who wish to get hold of a deeper theoretical and practical understanding of multimodality, images and representations on the new media.
Professor Hannele Niemi (scientific) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Mari Tervaniemi (administrative) email@example.com
Dr Marianna Vivitsou (scientific & pedagogical) firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
You may contact the course coordinators with questions concerning the course content.
With any other questions concerning Helsinki Summer Schoool or the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.