Storyboard Gallery

Here are some representative examples of how people are using RoSE’s storyboarding feature.

Student Storyboards

The following examples are taken from an assignment done in Professor Rita Raley’s Distracted Reading course at UCSB in Spring 2012. Click on the images to see larger versions.

Literary Reading: Social vs. Solitary
By Kristin Crosier

Is reading a solitary or a social experience? This storyboard connects both kinds of experiences to Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves.

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Sample items in storyboard:
House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski
The Odyssey, by Homer
Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Torah

Future of Reading: VALUE over FORM
By Dani Williams

This storyboard organizes the debate on the future of reading in visual form, claiming we need to see past traditional notions of “the book” in order to fully appreciate literature today.

See collection used in creating storyboard.

Sample items in storyboard:
House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski
Room, by Emma Donoghue
Signal to Noise, by Ian Hatcher

Spatial Limitations, Structure, and Consciousness
By Susan Reid

This storyboard explores the relationships between structured physical spaces, characters, and readers in two texts.

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Sample items in storyboard:
House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski
Room, by Emma Donoghue

Issues of Distracted Reading
By Annie Kim

This storyboard explores today’s reading and publishing economy and its connections to Nabokov’s Lolita.

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Sample items in storyboard:
Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James
“Reading in a Digital Age,” by Sven Birkets
In the Cage, by Henry James

Forms of Comedy: To which comic tradition does Midnight in Paris belong?
By Morgan Sander

Is Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris more accurately aligned with “new” or “old” forms of comedy? How are these forms of comedy related? This storyboard explores the family tree of a popular contemporary film.

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Sample items in storyboard:
Midnight in Paris, directed by Woody Allen
Marriage (type of comedy)
The Poet and the Women, by Aristophanes
Old Cantankerous, by Menander

The Future of Books
By Matthew Malmlund

This storyboard explores the materiality of the book in light of new digital reading devices like the iPad and the Kindle. How does a text’s materiality matter, and what are some contemporary works that comment on the physicality of the book?

See the collection used in creating storyboard.

Sample items in storyboard:
VAS: An Opera in Flatland, by Steve Tomasula and Steven Farrell
Only Revolutions, by Mark Z. Danielewski
Tree of Codes, by Jonathan Safran Foer
Craig Mod

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