CONFERENCES

Conference papers and invited presentations:

2017

  • December 6-9: 6th New Zealand Discourse Conference, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

Paper: ‘Assessing the multimodal construction of public sentiment on social media’

Paper: ‘Visualising Multimodal Discourse Analysis using Kaleidographic’ [with M. Bednarek]

  • December 4-6: Journalism Education and Research Association Australia (JERAA) 2017, University of Newcastle, Australia.

Paper: ‘Rebirth or resistance? Reimagining Photojournalistic Routines in the Australian news media’

  • October 13: Systemic Functional Linguistics Research Seminar, Sydney University. ‘What can Erving Goffman tell us about the Dogs-of-Instagram?
  • July 10-14: ISFC, University of Wollongong, Australia.

Paper: ‘Introducing Kaleidographic: A new visualization tool for multimodal discourse analysis

Paper: ‘A new topology for (multimodal) discourse analysis‘ [with M. Bednarek]

2016

  • September 27-29: ASFLA, ACU North Sydney, Australia.

Paper: ‘21st century media literacy: Equity for all semiotic modes?

  • October 31: Martin Centre, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Research seminar: ‘Doing DNVA
  • August 12: Systemic Functional Linguistics Research Seminar, Sydney University. ‘Doing Discursive News Values Analysis: A Case Study of News Media Facebook Posts

2015

  • July 27-31: ISFC43, Aachen, Germany.

Paper: ‘Sports illustrated: The role of photography in sports journalism

2014

  • November 25-27: Journalism Education and Research Association Australia (JERAA), UTS, Australia.

Paper: ‘Teaching newsworthiness and news values in the age of the visual’ [with M Bednarek]
Paper: ‘Journalism education and visual storytelling – A new ‘golden age’ for press photography?

  • September 30 – 2 October: New Texts, New Challenges. National Conference of the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Paper: ‘News values – Towards a linguistic framework’ [with M Bednarek]

  • May 9: Systemic Functional Linguistics Research Seminar, Sydney University. ‘Systematising Online News Galleries: WTF?’ [with JS Knox]
  • May 2: Media@Sydney Seminar, Sydney University. ‘Constructing values in the news‘ [with M Bednarek]

2013

  • December 4: MODE: Multimodal Methodologies for Researching Digital Data and Environments, a joint seminar with ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) and the Institute of Education, University of London. ‘Analysing web-based multimodal texts: the case of news stories
  • November 26: Oxford Media Research Seminars, University of Oxford, UK. ‘Language, Image and the construction of newsworthiness’ [with M Bednarek]
  • November 22: Values and ideology in TV discourse: A one-day interdisciplinary colloquium on recent research, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

Paper: ‘Values in online video news summaries

  • October 16-20: Research residency, Agder University, Kristiansand, Norway.

Paper: ‘Multimodal analysis of news discourse’ [with M Bednarek]

Paper: ‘Analysing Press Photos: A Social Semiotic Perspective

  • October 7-10: Research Lecture Tour, Lund University, Linneaus University, Stockholm University, Sweden.

Paper: ‘‘News values’ Linguistic and Social Semiotic perspectives’ [with M Bednarek]

Workshop: ‘Analysing news values’ [with M Bednarek]

  • September 28-30: 5th International Language in the Media Conference, Queen Mary, University of London, UK.

Paper: ‘Promotional Videos: What do they tell us about the value of news?’ [with M Bednarek]

Paper: ‘Language and image in the news: Online news galleries’ [with JS Knox]

Pre-conference Workshop: ‘News Values and News Discourse’ [with M Bednarek and C Cotter]

  • September 12-13: Future of Journalism: In an age of digital media and economic uncertainty, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC), Cardiff University, UK.

Paper: ‘“Anyone can take a photo, but”: Is there space for the professional photographer in the 21st century newsroom?

2012

  • December 6-8: 2nd International Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice Conference (ALAPP): Integrating Theory and Professional Practice, UTS, Australia.

Plenary Address: ‘More than words can say: The contribution of language AND image to news discourse’.

Paper: ‘A discursive approach to news values and its implications for journalism education’ (with M Bednarek).

  • November 25-28: Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, Ascilite 2012, Wellington, New Zealand.

Paper: ‘Creativity in practice: Social media in higher education’ (with B Allen, K Coleman & T Nguyen).

  • November 16: 8th Discourse Analysis Symposium: Researching Discourses with an Open Mind, Monash University, Melbourne.

Paper: ‘A discursive approach to news values’ (with M Bednarek).

  • July 16-20: ISFC, UTS, Australia.

Paper: ‘Exploring the Discursive Construal of News Values across Words and Images‘ (with M Bednarek)

2011

  • July 3-8: IPrA: 12th International Pragmatics Conference, Manchester University, UK.

Paper: ‘Value Added: Language, Image and News Values’ (with M Bednarek).

2010

  • December 1-3: 5ICOM, UTS, Australia.

Paper: ‘Emerging Visual Genres in online news’ (with JS Knox).

  • November 24-26: Journalism Education Association of Australia Conference, UTS, Australia.

Paper: ‘Competing for coverage: the representation of female athletes in the Australian news media’ (with K Greenwood & C Lumby).

  • July 18-23: ISFC37, University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada.

Paper: ‘Images in online news: Mapping new news genres’ (with JS Knox).

2009

  • November 30-2 December: Journalism Education in the digital age: Sharing strategies and experiences, Journalism Education Association of Australia Conference.

Paper: “Educating Aunty: How prepared are ABC entry-level journalists for the digital age?” (with A Dunn)

  • October 8-11: American Association of Corpus Linguistics Conference (AACL 2009), University of Edmonton, Canada.

Paper: “Using corpus linguistics to explore the ‘reading’ of multi-semiotic play”

  • July 12-17: IPrA – International Pragmatics Association – 11th Conference, University of Melbourne.

Paper: “Sharing ‘uncommon’ ground: how news reporting construes readership through word-image play

  • July 7-9: 2nd International Discourses and Cultural Practices Conference, University of Sydney.

Paper: “So girls play sport too, do they? The portrayal of female athletes and women in sport by the media

  • May 1: MECO Research Methods Seminar Series, University of Sydney: “Discourse Analysis

2008

  • December 1-3: Research, Investigation and Storytelling: emerging narratives in journalism and journalism studies. JEA Conference, University of Wollongong.

Paper: “Storytelling in print newspapers: Just how much more personal can it get?

  • October 11-12: 2nd International Free Linguistics Conference, University of Sydney:

Colloquium: “Frontiers of Multimodal Discourse Analysis: From practice to theory” (with Sumin Zhao, Jim Martin, David Caldwell, Naomi Knight and Michele Zappavigna)

  • August 22: Systemic Functional Linguistics Research Seminar, University of Sydney: “Investigating evaluative stance in environmental news reporting” (with Monika Bednarek)
  • July 23: Media Studies Research Forum, University of Technology, Sydney: “Story Packaging: Multimodal communication in print news reporting
  • July 21–25: Voices around the world: 35th International Systemic Functional Congress, Macquarie University, Sydney.

Paper: “Voices from within and beyond the text: Intertextuality and the multimodal news story

  • July 2–4: Southern Hemisphere Englishes: Australian Linguistics Society Annual Conference, University of Sydney.

Paper: “Reporting the environment: an ecolinguistic analysis of a new news story genre” (with M Bednarek)

  • June 11–13: Linguistic and Multisemiotic Challenges in Europe and the World: 20th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop. University of Helsinki.

Paper: “Multimodality, intertextuality and the obliging reader in a new newspaper genre” (with M Bednarek)

  • May 22: Multimodal Research Seminar, University of Technology, Sydney: “Multimodality in the newspaper: How and what do photographs mean?” (with JS Knox)
  • May 16: Department of Linguistics Research Seminar, University of Sydney: “Moving Images: How photographs make meaning in newspaper text

2007

  • December 6-7: SYNLAC, University of Sydney:

Paper: “Negotiating social networks: Attitude and communality. A workshop” (with Naomi Knight and Monika Bednarek)

  • November 29-1 December: 1st International Discourses and Cultural Practices Conference, University of Technology, Sydney.

Paper: “Double-take: unpacking the play in the multimodal news bite” (with M Bednarek)

  • October 12: Multimidal Discourse Analysis Research Seminar, University of Technology, Sydney: “Instantiation, Affiliation and the multimodal news story
  • October 6-7: 1st International Free Linguistics Conference, University of Sydney.

Paper: “‘Cry Freedom’: how intertextuality breeds solidarity in the multimodal news story

  • August 15-17: 4th International Symposium on Genre Studies – SIGET, Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Tubarao, Brazil.

Paper: “Multimodal communication in print newspaper stories – A new news genre

  • August 13: Department of Linguistics Research Seminar, Pontificia Universidade Catolica, Sao Paulo, Brazil: “Press photographs – how do they mean?
  • July 16-20: Systemic Functional Linguistics in Use: 34th International Systemic Functional Congress, University of Southern Denmark.

Paper: “‘Beyond Reading Images’: how the textual metafunctional is put to work in analysing the composition of photographs”

  • May 9: PhD Research Seminar, University of Sydney: “Ooohh, I wanna bond with somebody: Affilitation and Instantiation in multimodal news stories
  • March 23: Systemic Functional Linguistics Research Seminar, University of Sydney: “Composition and the photographic image

2006

  • December 14-15: Form and Style in Journalism: Newspapers and the Representation of News 1880-2006, International Symposium, University of Tasmania.

Paper: “What you see and what you get: the evolving role of images in print newspapers

  • September 27–29t Multimodal Texts & Multiliteracies: Semiotic Theory and Practical Pedagogy, National Conference of the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA), University of New England, Armidale.

Paper: “Intermodal relations in image nuclear news stories

  • September 8: Department of Linguistics Research Seminar, University of Sydney: “Multimodal communication in print newspaper stories
  • July 4–7: Australian & New Zealand Communication Association International Conference, 2006: Empowerment, Creativity and Innovation: Challenging Media and Communication in the 21st Century, University of Adelaide, South Australia.

Paper: “Nuclearity in the news story – the genesis of image nuclear news stories

2005

  • July 17–22: Discourses of hope: peace, Reconciliation, learning and change, 32nd International Systemic Functional Congress, University of Sydney.

Paper: “Image – the soft face of hard news