Contemporary Media Stylistics
Media discourse is changing at an unprecedented rate. This book presents the most recent stylistic frameworks exploring different and changed forms of media. The volume collates recent and emerging research in the expanding field of media stylistics, featuring a variety of methods, multimodal source material, and a broad range of topics. From Twitter and Zooniverse to Twilight and Mommy Blogs, the volume maps out new intellectual territory and showcases a huge scope, neatly drawn together by leading scholars Helen Ringrow and Stephen Pihlaja.
Contributors write on topics that challenge the traditional notions and conceptualisations of "media" and the consequences of technological affordances for the development of media production and consumption. There is a particular focus on the ways in which contemporary media contexts complicate and challenge traditional media models, and offer new and unique ways of approaching discourse in these contexts.
“Contemporary Media Stylistics provides a view of the field that is both impressively wide-ranging and, through the individual contributions encompassed in the collection, in-depth. Experts and newcomers alike are certain to gain new insights about the language and other modalities that shape media discourses today. The studies give a clear sense of the complexity of contemporary media and the social and emotional lives in which these texts and practices are entangled.” —Chantelle Warner, Associate Professor of German Studies, University of Arizona, USA
“Offers a new collection of chapters on different media formats and platforms using stylistic approaches. Written by experts in the field, the volume engages in a broad range of contemporary media texts to provide exciting new insights into their language and style and challenge our understanding of the rhetorical functions of both old and new media genres.” —Marina Lambrou, Associate Professor in English Language and Linguistics, Kingston University, United Kingdom
“This exciting new collection applies the methods of stylistics to a range of media texts. Very much the logical next step in the development of the discipline, the innovative essays which comprise this volume will be essential reading for anyone interested in stylistics and in contemporary forms of media discourse.” —Paul Simpson, The Baines Professor of English Language, Liverpool University, United Kingdom