International keynote speeches

June 2018 "Multimodal analysis in risk/benefit communication and narrative persuasion". Keynote speech at the International Symposium on Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis. University of Örebro, Sweden.

June 2017 "Empirical multimodal semiotics as effective tools for intermedia studies". Keynote speech at the 12th Nordic conference on Forum for Discourse Studies, Linnaenus University, Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies, Växjö, Sweden.


June 2009 "Multimodality in audiovisual narratives". Keynote speech at the 3rd Finnish Symposium on Functional Linguistics and Multisemiotic Discourse Analysis, University of Helsinki, Finland. Theme: Analysing film and video from multisemiotic discourse perspectives

Invited talks in international workshops and symposiums

April, 2022, invited talk at International Workshop on Multimodal Understanding for the Web and Social Media". TheWebConf 2022. Lyon, France.

September, 2019, invited talk at the workshop “New Horizons in Cohesion Studies: Widening the Angle”. The Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE) at the University of Bamberg, Germany.

January, 2019, invited talk on Stylistics and Film; Department of Film and Media, University of Helsinki, Finland.

October, 2018, invited talk on Narrative arts, prosocial messages and Emotion-centred communication, Arts and Prosocial Behaviour Research Group; Department of Aesthetics and Media Studies, University of Kent, U.K.

September 2018, invited talk in International Conference on Spatial Cognition, Rome, in the symposium of Mind, Movement and Moving Images.

March 2018, invited talk in the workshop of The Remediation of Education (REED),  University of Stockholm, Sweden.

May 2015 Invited talk on Cohesion in Film in the Research Center of Multimodal Communication, Odense, Denmark.

December 2013 Invited talk on Measuring Cinemaitc Stylistics in Department of English seminar, Polytechnic University, Hong Kong 

Recent conference presentations

March 2022 (with Jochen Laubrock) Empirische Aufmerksamkeitseffekte multimodaler Kohäsion im Film. DHd 2022. Potsdam

June 2019 (with Emilia Djonov and Victor Lim) Transmedia Storytelling: A Model for Empirical Investigations of its Potential to Foster Learning. Presented in the Conference on Approaches to Multimodal Digital Environments: from theories to practices. Rome, Italy

August 2018 (with Emilia Djonov) Harnessing transmedia adaptations for multiliteracies education. Presented in the 9th International Conference on Multimodality. Odense, Denmark.

June 2018 Climate change communication in audio-/visual media: Inherent challenges and narrative persuasion. Presented at the workshop of Current challenges to mediatized science communication.University of Rostock, Germany.

February 2018 (with Tilmann Altenberg) Merging fact and fiction: Graphic war narratives, persuasion and narrative engagement.  Presented at the conference of Graphic Realities: Comics as Documentary, History, and Journalism. Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany. 

June, 2017 (with Jochen Laubrock) Constraining film narrative interpretation through combination of cohesion in film and eye-tracking. Presented at the 2017 Conference of The Society for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image. Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland


June, 2017 (with Janne Kauttonen) Textual analysis of event patterns and neural functions of narrative constructions in film. Presented at the 2017 Conference of The Society for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image. Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland


February, 2017 Analytical scheme for event comprehension in graphic novels and its application in education. Presented at the conference of Empirical studies of comics


October, 2016 Transmediation and narrative patterns: Analysing character developments across media borders. Presented at the conference of Transmediations! Communication across Media Borders. Linnaes University, Sweden.


June, 2016  Spatial blending in film: Narrativised space, media blending and narrative complexity. Presented at the 2016 Conference of The Society for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image. Cornell University, Ithaca, USA.


September 2015  Dynamic space in the war film genre. Paper presented at the multimodal panel in the first Discourse Net Congress. Bremen, Germany.


June 2011  New Beginnings? Directing the viewers. Paper to presented at the 2011 Conference of The Society for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image. Budapest.


December 2010  (with Jacobs, A.) Measuring cinematic stylistics. Paper to presented at the 5th International Conference on Multimodality. Sydney, Australia.


June 2010  Bridging low-level analysis and high-level interpretation of moving images via discourse. Paper presented at the 2010 Conference of The Society for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image. Virginia, USA.

June 2009  Constraining cognitive interpretation by tracking filmic cohesive chains. Paper presented at the 2009 Conference of The Society for the cognitive Study of the Moving Image. Copenhagen, Denmark.