Research Unit members Maria Sulimma and Kathleen Loock will be attending the conference"Transmedia Storytelling and Its Reception: Economies and Politics of Participation" to take place at the Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover.
From February 25 to 27,2015, the conference will take place
On February 26, Maria Sulimma will speak on "Negotiating Serial Flow: The Walking Dead as Transmedia Phenomenon" in the Panel "Building Transmedia Storyworlds. "
From the conference program:
“Hailed by many as a paradigm shift in the way stories are told and experienced, transmedia storytelling has in recent years become a firmly established practice and presence in mainstream media. The conference “Transmedia Storytelling and Its Reception: Economies and Politics of Participation” brings together a group of national and international experts who will engage with mainly two aspects of the phenomenon. The first is the theorisation and specification of transmedia storytelling as a storytelling mode and a cultural product, for example in relation to intermediality, franchising, games and the notion of storyworlds. The second concerns the reception of transmedia narratives. Transmedial story set-ups can be highly complex and, especially when they involve the so-called social media, can challenge the traditional unidirectional model of textual communication. At the same time they raise questions about the means of creating audience immersion, about offers of participation and interactivity – or a lack thereof – and about the implications of transmedial narratives for notions of production and reception. Addressing psychological and physiological aspects of transmedia reception as well as questions of transmedia literacy and reception aesthetics, the conference offers an array of perspectives on the reception of transmedial narratives.”
The conference convenors are Dr. Monika Pietrzak-Franger (University of Hamburg) and Dr. Lucia Krämer (Leibniz University Hanover)
More Information and Preliminary Programme: Link.