Transmedial Narratology and Contemporary Media Culture

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U of Nebraska Press, 2016 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 552 pages
Narratives are everywhere--and since a significant part of contemporary media culture is defined by narrative forms, media studies need a genuinely transmedial narratology. Against this background, Transmedial Narratology and Contemporary Media Culture focuses on the intersubjective construction of storyworlds as well as on prototypical forms of narratorial and subjective representation.

This book provides not only a method for the analysis of salient transmedial strategies of narrative representation in contemporary films, comics, and video games but also a theoretical frame within which medium-specific approaches from literary and film narratology, from comics studies and game studies, and from various other strands of media and cultural studies may be applied to further our understanding of narratives across media.


 

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Contents

List of Illustrations
Toward a Transmedial Narratology
The Storyworld as a Transmedial Concept
Narrative Representation across Media
Narratorial Representation across Media
5
Subjectivity as a Transmedial Concept
53
Subjective Representation across Media
70
Conclusion
84
Works Cited
147
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Jan-NoŽl Thon is an assistant professor in media studies and digital media culture at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is the coeditor of a number of books on narrative and media studies, including Storyworlds across Media: Toward a Media-Conscious Narratology (Nebraska, 2014) and Subjectivity across Media: Interdisciplinary and Transmedial Perspectives.

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