Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts (MA)
English and Theatre
In the age of increasing technology, it is important for writers, teachers, filmmakers and artists to understand how text, images, and graphics can be integrated together within a single medium. By examining multi-media books, hypertext and film, evidence of "montage theory" can be seen through many different mediums, suggesting that composition is an ever evolving, innovative activity which is dependent upon creativity and discovery within the mind of the reader. Students who experience montage theory can therefore be transformed from readers to viewers and designers, who ultimately shape their learning outcomes. Instructors can use artifacts of montage theory in the classroom setting through visual presentations, multi-media websites, and many other forms of multimodal composing. Embracing montage theory bridges the gap between the dominant age of print and the burgeoning technology age.
Copyright 2018 Eric Cody Smothers
Smothers, Eric Cody, "The Mind's Eye: Visualizing Montage Theory" (2018). Online Theses and Dissertations. 491.