Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Caricatures about Electricity Shortages in Iraqi Facebook Pages

Ahmed Hamid Abdulrazzaq


This paper evaluates some electricity-related caricatures selected from a number of Iraqi Facebook pages. Using Kress and van Leeuwen’s visual grammar framework, the study elucidates how deliberate visual pictures are produced to convey and spread ideas, beliefs, and identities in one of the most prominent forms of social media. Iraq’s current state of affairs can be deduced from examining the caricatures concerning electricity. The study demonstrates this through several textual modes that enabled Iraqi caricature artists to convey their ideological stances to their audience.  


Multimodal Discourse Analysis, Caricatures, Facebook Pages, visual grammar, Discourse Analysis

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