• Analyzing Visual and Multimodal Rhetorics in Monuments and Memorials

    Author(s):
    Jennifer Sheppard
    Editor(s):
    Kristin L. Arola, Jennifer Sheppard
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Evaluation
    Item Type:
    Course Material or learning objects
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Design, DPih Course Material or learning objects, Scaffolded, Collaborative project, Digital pedagogy, Assessment, Collaboration
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/hns8-7v93
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: This multistep assignment asks students to select and analyze a monument or memorial of their choice. After completing several readings on visual, spatial, and performative rhetoric, student teams visit their chosen artifact (or review it online if it is not local) and complete a systematic analysis of its physical, contextual, and commemorative elements and present their findings to the rest of the class. As material objects, the design of monuments and memorials call viewers’ attention to not only visual symbols but also issues of location, kairos, absence, and audience interaction. That is, this analysis asks students to evaluate the multitude of ways the designer(s) created meaning and encouraged viewer participation in commemorative acts.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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