Words and Worlds in Pictures: Comic Teaching in Stephen Crane’s “The Open Boat”

By Mei-Hung Wu and Boe-Shong Hong.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The contribution of this paper is to provide a new and related interaction of “the signs of pictures” and games of animation between literature and English teaching reflecting the principle theme of animation from two related standpoints in Stephen Crane’s “The Open Boat”. Words and worlds in pictures are two magic ingredients of magnificent signs of pictures. Words give some certain messages of meanings whereas worlds in pictures share a close concept of visual art; moreover, animation is a kind of media to transfer visual messages. The relevant relationships between words and worlds in pictures are created by the replaying of language system referring to the desiring-productions of animation and refined components of stories. Nevertheless, the article aims to analyze, based on these magnificent signs of pictures, words and worlds in picture and games of animation in “The Open Boat”.

Keywords: Words, Worlds in Pictures, Language System, Games of Animation, “The Open Boat”

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 7, pp.165-186. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.078MB).

Dr. Mei-Hung Wu

Assisstant Professor, Department of Literature, Nanhua University, Chiayi, Taiwan, Taiwan

Dr. Wu, Mei-Hung was born in 1971 in Taiwan. From 2003 to 2008, she earned the Ph.D degree in the fields of Western Languages and Literature. A number of topics are her research interests, such as “Literature and English Teaching,” “Special Topic on Gilles Deleuze,” “Metadrama and Metafiction,” “Special Topic on John Fowles,” “Technical English and Translation,” and “Cultural Studies.” She is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Literature, Nanhua University, Taiwan.

Dr. Boe-Shong Hong

Associate Prof., Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan

Dr. Boe–S. Hong was born in 1968 in Taiwan. From 1994 to 1999, he joined the PennState University at University Park where he earned the Master of Science and Ph.D degrees in Operation Research. He has been a research associate in PennState University, working on Operation topics. Now he is an associate professor affiliated with National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, working on Systems & Control.

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