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Visual small stories of #jesuisaylan: sharing cosmopolitan emotions on Instagram

Giaxoglou, Korina (2019). Visual small stories of #jesuisaylan: sharing cosmopolitan emotions on Instagram. Cahiers de l'ILSL, 59 pp. 59–75.

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Abstract

This article examines the circulation of Instagram posts using the hashtag #JeSuisAylan on the 3rd September 2015 as a reaction to the breaking news of three-year old Alan Kurdi who drowned in the Mediterranean. Posts are analysed as visual small stories (Georgakopoulou 2016) and coded for types of story frames, which help to clarify users' participation patterns (De Fina 2016). Findings indicate that participation to this shared story involves acts of sharing transportable stances and cosmopolitan emotions, articulated mainly in the subjunctive mode. The article contributes to the analysis of multimodal posts as visual small stories and the study of sharing emotions online.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1019-9446
Keywords: sharing; visual small stories; story frames; stance; cosmopolitan emotions
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics > English Language & Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Contemporary Cultures of Writing
Item ID: 61469
Depositing User: Korina Giaxoglou
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2019 11:22
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2019 17:00
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/61469
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