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Title: How picturebooks enable intercultural communication : a practice-based approach
Author: Forrester, Kathryn
ISNI:       0000 0004 8508 859X
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2019
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My research project is a practice-based exploration of ways in which visual narrative engages readers of picturebooks in intercultural communication. My approach to designing and illustrating picturebooks uses an intercultural lens, opposed to a multicultural lens, which has been found to be a limiting view of culturally diverse communities. Intercultural communication considers groups of people within a network, where interactions occur and centres on self-definition, rather than applied theory or policy. In my research project, I question how the visual narrative of picturebooks enables intercultural communication and how illustrators construct images that facilitates it. To explore this topic, I use my practice of illustrating picturebooks as the method of enquiry; narrative theory provides a theoretical framework for practical research. The result is a design framework that I, and other illustrators, can use to consider picturebook design and illustration as a platform for intercultural communication.
Supervisor: Milne, Louise ; Gibbs, Jonathan ; Gieben-Gamal, Emma Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: picturebook ; illustration ; design