New book: Truth Claims Across Media

Publicerad den 18 januari 2024
Book cover. Photo.

Truth Claims Across Media (Palgrave Macmillan, 2024), edited by Beate Schirrmacher (Lnu) and Nafiseh Mousavi (Lu) is an open-access, peer-reviewed edited volume and the first book in Palgrave Studies in Intermediality. This book offers an intermedial approach to truthful communication by bringing together a wide range of media types and interactions from a transmedial perspective. Different contributions in the volume study various media types and contexts such as press conferences, documentaries and mockumentaries, images in magazines and on social media, horror movies, biopics, and educational games and explores how truth claims, authenticity discourses, and knowledge communication are established and how they collide, merge, or are confused.

The book can be downloaded from this link.

Nafiseh’s own chapter in the book, “Cameras, Pencils, Traumas: Drawn Images in and as Documentary Practice” analyzed the interactions between drawn and photographic images in Night and Fog in Kurdistan (Saadi, 2023), a hybrid documentary about adolescent survivors of the ISIS genocide of Yazidis in 2014.