Transmedial Worlds in Everyday Life: Networked Reception, Social Media, and Fictional Worlds

Susana Tosca, Lisbeth Klastrup

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Abstract

People are not only reading, watching and playing in fictional worlds like never before, but also using them to reflect about their lives through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other channels, commenting on their marriages or their life at the office, analyzing current news, or reminiscing on the role these worlds played in their childhood. The book’s unique methodological approach combines an aesthetic and literary perspective that looks closely at the different fictional universes, with an empirical user perspective that builds upon 15 years of sustained work on transmediality. The result is a theory that covers both the personal, experiential dimension of fictional worlds and the social dimension of sharing with each other.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages206
ISBN (Print)9781138558007, 9781138557987
ISBN (Electronic)9781315151175
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • transmedial
  • storytelling
  • fiction
  • worlds
  • fan cultures
  • everyday life

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