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

Wildfeuer, Janina (2021): "Discourse Semantics and Textual Logic: Methodological Considerations for Multimodal Analysis". In: OBST - Osnabrücker Beiträge zur Sprachtheorie 99. Special Issue on Linguistic and Multimodality edited by Arne Krause and Ulrich Schmitz, 87-114.

Recent Book

Pflaeging, Jana; Wildfeuer, Janina; Bateman, John A. (eds.): Empirical Multimodality Research: Methods, Evaluations, Implications. Berlin: 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!


Books in Preparation

Handbuch Comicforschung, together with Christian Bachmann, Juliane Blank und Stephan Packard.

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.