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Multimodality: Print and Digital Anglophone Narratives


2024-04-15 - 2024-05-30 ( 100 hours )



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Program Director:
Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou

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Multimodality: Print and Digital Anglophone Narratives

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  • Short Description

    The program focuses on the in-depth understanding of Anglophone literary multimodal storytelling with reference to a variety of multimodal narratives (print and digital) and digital applications. It is taught asynchronously in English and offers both synchronous and asynchronous feedback and guidance, while it provides learners the opportunity of flexible attendance and self-paced learning (asynchronous teaching and activities; synchronous/asynchronous communication and presentations).

    The Scientific Coordinator of the program is Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou, Associate Professor, Department of American Literature and Culture, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece.

    Duration: 100 hours

    Platforms: Elearning and ZOOM (supported by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AUTh)

    Language: English

    ECTS: 3,5

    Certificate: Specialized Training

    Cost: €200

    Discount: Two full scholarships available (see Discount Policy)

    Teaching Staff
    The program is delivered by the following members:

    Tatiani Rapatzikou

    (Associate Professor, Department of American Literature and Culture, School of English, AUTh)

    Vasileios Delioglanis

    (PhD holder in American Literature and Culture, School of English, AUTh; Primary Education Teacher)

    Despoina Deleki

    (Postdoctoral researcher in American Literature and Culture, School of English AUTh; Primary Education Teacher)

    Evgenia Kleidona

    (PhD candidate, Department of American Literature and Culture, School of English, AUTh)

    Thomas Mantzaris

    (PhD holder in American Literature and Culture, School of English AUTh)

    Paschalia Mitskidou

    (PhD candidate, Department of  American Literature and Culture, School of English, AUTh)

    Maria-Virginia Tsikopoulou

    (PhD candidate, Department of American Literature and Culture, School of English AUTh)

  • Aim and objectives

    The program aims to:

    • Approach multimodality in print-based and electronic/digital Anglophone narratives;
    • Familiarize participants with basic theoretical concepts (interactivity, hypetextuality, digital participatory environments etc);
    • Understand the impact of multimodality on narrative and reading practices as well as on cognitive skills;
    • Expose participants to innovative/experimental forms of print and digital Anglophone narration;
    • Comprehend the development of hybrid narrative models;
    • Reinforce interdisciplinarity as regards the blend of literary narration and digital innovation;
    • Develop critical thinking on the understanding, reading, and analysis of digital narratives — such as interactive (Twine application), hypertextual, locative (mobile/locative narratives & apps), virtual reality, interactive games, digital applications (Java, Flash, Python, Twitter — and multimodal texts;
    • Explore new trends in the field of Anglophone multimodal print and digital narratives;
    • Acquire knowledge and digital skills that can be implemented in various professional contexts (authors, scholars, educators).
  • Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the course, participants will acquire the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:


    • Acquire a wide range of theoretical information on the concept of multimodality in Anglophone print and digital literary narratives;
    • Acquire knowledge on cutting-edge fields (apps/GPS tools, virtual reality, Twine interactive narrative, narratives whose composition derives from programming languages Python, Flash, Java) and connect them with digital literary narratives;
    • Acquire basic knowledge on participation in digital platforms with the aim to comprehend complex interactions that take place among their active members.


    • Acquire knowledge and practical skills with attention to twentieth-century experimental Anglophone literary writing so as to understand the innovative forms of digital narratives that have appeared in the twenty-first century;
    • Combine the above knowledge so as to perform complicated tasks (on reading and interactivity) in the field of digital and print multimodal narratives;
    • Acquire specialized skills (interdisciplinary methodology) to integrate them in fields such as education and creative writing.


    • Autonomous design of digital multimodal narratives and initiatives in order to apply them to educational and creative contexts.
  • Target audience

    Since the program combines literary writing with digital technology and other media, it is addressed to alumni/a of various departments with a background in the Humanities & Liberal Arts (indicative domains: Greek and foreign literatures and cultures, pedagogy, fine arts, film, journalism and media).

  • Selection criteria

    Those interested in the program are required to submit their application electronically via the webpage of the Center for Education and Lifelong Learning, AUTh.

    The following documents would need to be submitted to this email:

    • Personal CV (Greek or English)
    • Motivation letter (preferably in English)
    • For degree holders, a transcript of undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses is required
    • Certificate of English language skills (B2 or above)
    • Certificate of digital skills (optional)

    In the selection of participants, the submission of all documents will be considered. Participants will also be selected on a first-come first-served basis.

    Those selected to attend the course would need to have:

    • Access to Internet
    • Personal email
    • Basic computer skills
  • Format

    The program involves:

    Asynchronous teaching

    • Video-recorded lectures

    Asynchronous activities

    • Short-answer tasks
    • Participation in Quiz
    • Practical application of weekly material
    • Participation in Discussion Forum activities
    • Study of material

    Synchronous/Asynchronous communication

    • Feedback to participants (weeks 1-5)

    Synchronous/Asynchronous presentations

    • Presentations of final assignments (week 6)

    All asynchronous activities, program material and submission of assignments will take place via the AUTh’s digital platform Elearning.

    All synchronous/asynchronous activities will take place via ZOOM (supported by AUTh).

  • Modules
  • Educational Materials / Benefits
    1. Educational Material

    The study material on a week-by-week basis includes:

    • Lectures (voice-over PowerPoint presentations) [via Elearning]
    • Primary source excerpts (pdf) [via Elearning]
    • Secondary source excerpts (pdf) [via Elearning]
    • Access to electronic primary sources (open access) [via Elearning]
    • Access to bibliographic material (journal essays, chapters from edited volumes) via the AUTh Electronic Library Catalogue under the heading of “Articles, Journals” ( )

    [via a vpn connection; specific guidelines will be provided to the registered course participants before the beginning of the program].


    1. Other Benefits

    The program provides to the course participants:

    • 3,5 ECTS credits (corresponding to 100 h plan per person) with the completion of the course;
    • Opportunities for weekly participation in online discussion forum and multimodal hands-on activities via the Elearning platform;
    • Feedback and guidance (on an individual and group basis) by the course instructors.
  • Liabilities

    Obligations of Trainees:

    1. Participation in the programs of K.E.DI.BI.M. of the AUTH implies full acceptance of the program’s Study Guide and the Internal Regulation of Operation of the K.E.DI.BI.M. of the AUTH.
    2. The presence/attendance of trainees in the educational programs is mandatory. In the programs, which are realized in physical presence, as in those implemented using the modern method of tele-education, the study is generally mandatory and the limit of absences cannot exceed 10% of the prescribed training hours. The monitoring of asynchronous education is implemented according to the study schedule set by each program.
    3. For the successful completion of the program, the participants should:
    4. not exceed 10% absences of the scheduled training hours
    5. have passed the exams
    6. have paid all the tuition fees by 2/6/2024.

    Rights of Trainees:

    1. Trainees are informed by the Department of Administrative Support of K.E.DI.BI.M. for all kinds of information related to the operation of the Centre.
    2. Trainees are supported electronically through the educational platform by the trainers, as part of the educational process, to resolve questions and provide clarifications related to the thematic units of the program.
    3. Trainees have the right to apply for the interruption/termination of their program attendance and a refund of their tuition fees, in accordance with the provisions of par. 12.9 hereof.
    4. Students’/Trainees’ work is protected under the Copyright Regulations/Provisions.
  • Certificate

    After successful completion of the program, participants receive a Certificate of Specialized Training, which is issued by the Center for Education and Lifelong Learning AUTH and signed by the President of the Center.

    Participants who have attended but not successfully completed the program, will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

  • Contact

    For further information, please contact:

    Thomas Mantzaris

    Tel: 6972891989

    Available hours: Mondays 10-12am and Thursdays 12.00-2.00pm


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  • Complaints and Objections Regulation
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Cost: €200

Additionally, the program offers two full scholarships. To be considered for a tuition waiver, applicants are required to submit a brief motivation letter in English (500 words), a transcript of grades from the BA and/or MA programs already completed as well as their most recent Tax statement (E1). The grade transcripts and E1 form can be in either Greek or English. If necessary, shortlisted applicants will be invited for a brief online interview.

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