This is me.

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Information Studies at the University of Groningen, Netherlands.

Before, I worked as a Research Fellow in Multimodal Linguistics in the Faculty of Linguistics & Literary Science at Bremen University, Germany, together with John Bateman.

I am teaching classes in multimodal, interdisciplinary, and applied linguistics and researching film and other multimodal documents within several projects exploring the notion of multimodal discourse.

My publications include a monograph entitled Film Discourse Interpretation: Towards a New Paradigm for Multimodal Film Analysis, published in 2014 with Routledge, the textbook Multimodality from 2017, its German version from 2020, several edited collections, as well as several contributions and papers on the analysis of multimodal artefacts such as film, comics, social media, etc.

I am also chief editor of the journal 'Visual Communication'.

The best way to contact me is by writing an email.

This is what I'm currently working on.

Recent publication

Drummond, Tamara/Wildfeuer, Janina (2020): "The Multimodal Annotation of Gender Differences in Contemporary TV Series" In: Nantke, Julia/Schlupkothen, Frederik (eds.) Annotations in Scholarly Editions and Research. Functions, Differentiations, Systematization. Berlin: de Gruyter, 35-58. See more here.

Recent Book

Wildfeuer, Janina/Bateman, John A./Hiippala, Tuomo (2020). Multimodalität. Grundlagen, Forschung und Analysen. Eine problem-orientierte Einführung. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter. See more here.

Multimodal First-Aid Instructions

One of my current research projects is on multimodal first-aid instructions. I gave a talk on this topic in the Multimodality Talks series in in February 2020 - a recording is available here. I am mostly interested in instructions in the form of comics and graphic narratives, audio-visual texts, games, etc. If you happen to find interesting examples, let me know!

Online Lectures

For my online teaching, I prepared videos of online lectures in the broad field of #multimodality, as I teach them in the study course "Communication and Information Studies" (BA/MA) at the University of Groningen, NL.