UKRI Grant and Contemporary Media Stylistics

25 Oct 2019

Two quick updates: First, my UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship grant application came back with very good reviews overall. I have completed the PI Response and will now be waiting to hear if I have been selected for interview, but I am cautiously optimistic.

Second, Helen Ringrow and I have now completed the author queries on Contemporary Media Stylistics, our book that is forthcoming next year. Here is the most up-to-date Table of Contents:

Table of contents

1. Introduction, Helen Ringrow (University of Portsmouth, UK) and Stephen Pihlaja (Newman University, UK)
2. "Beautiful masterpieces": metaphors of the female body in modest fashion blogs, Helen Ringrow (University of Portsmouth, UK)
3. Wolfing down the Twilight series: metaphors for reading in online reviews, Louise Nuttall (University of Huddersfield, UK and Chloe Harrison (Aston University, UK)
4. The language of citizen science: short strings and 'we' as a group marker, Glenn Hadikin (University of Portsmouth, UK)
5. The pragma-stylistics of 'image macro' internet memes, Jane Lugea (Queen's University Belfast, UK)
6. The stylistics of emoji: an interactional approach, Dwi Noverini Djenar (The University of Sydney, Australia) and Michael 
Ewing (The University of Melbourne)
7. Rape victims and the law: Victim-blaming and victimisation in reports of rape in the British press, Alessia Tranchese  (University of Portsmouth, UK)

8. Changing media representation of Gina-Lisa Lohfink as the icon of the “Nein hei├čt nein” (no means no)-movement in Germany, Ulrike Tabbert (University of Huddersfield, UK)
9. Child victims of human trafficking and modern slavery in British newspapers, Ilse Ras (University of Leeds, UK)
10. Reader Comments and Right-Wing Discourse in Traditional News Media Websites, Tayyiba Bruce (Newman University, UK)
11. Straight talking honest politics: rhetorical style and ethos in the mediated politics of metamodernity, Sam Browse (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)
12. The aura of facticity: the stylistic illusion of objectivity in news reports, Matt Davies (University of Chester, UK)
13. The style of online preachers, Stephen Pihlaja (Newman University, UK)
14. Conclusion, Caroline Tagg (The Open University, UK)