Identities through English 4: Multimodality, identity, and affiliation (2020/2021)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
cod wi: DT000035
Name of lecturer
Anna Zanfei
Anna Zanfei
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
A.A. 20/21 dottorato dal Oct 1, 2020 al Sep 30, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The lesson 'Identities through English 4: Multimodality, identity, and affiliation' aims at introducing the tools for analysis of a multimodal composition in interaction with the English language and its efficacy and efficiency in building the identity and bondage in popular culture, affiliation in humour and rap music and identity mangement in English language texts. At the end of the lesson students will have acquired the procedural knowledge of the application of analytical tools that have the specific purpose of revealing the linguistic and multimodal construction/deconstruction and destruction of identities through English.


Phd Students attending the lesson are recommended to read the bibliographical material prior to the scheduled lesson
Introduction to the topic Identities through English 4: Multimodality
Interpersonal meaning, Identity and Bonding in Popular Culture
Concepts of Identity and Affiliation in Humour and Rap Music
Identity Management in multimodal texts in English
Conclusive remarks
Questions and answers

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Cope B., Kalantzis M. Adding sense Cambridge University Press 2020 ISBN 1108495346
Monika Bednarek and J.R. Martin New discourse on language : functional perspectives on multimodality, identity, and affiliation Continuum 2010 978-1-8470-6483-7

Assessment methods and criteria

This is a lesson for Phd students. Students are recommended to read the bibliographical material before attending the lesson