Atwood in Numbers: A Numerical Approach Comparing the Illustrations in Bones and Murder and The Tent


  • Nikola Tutek University of Rijeka



flash fiction, Margaret Atwood, illustrations, multimodality


This paper offers analyses of the semantic interrelations between illustrations and written text in short stories from two flash fiction collections by Margaret Atwood: Bones and Murder (1994) and The Tent (2006). The analyses are based on the technical, generic, and thematic features of the illustrations, on the influences traceable in both illustrations and texts, and on the set of defined multimodal interrelations. The results of the analyses are expressed numerically and comparatively.


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How to Cite

Tutek, N. (2020). Atwood in Numbers: A Numerical Approach Comparing the Illustrations in Bones and Murder and The Tent. ELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries, 17(1), 143–158.