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It has turn into whatever of a cliché in the box of narratology to claim the industrial, aesthetic, and sociocultural relevance of narrative representations, however the truth is still that narratives are in every single place. at any time when we learn a singular or a comic book, watch a movie or an episode of our favourite tv sequence, or play the newest online game, we're prone to have interaction with narrative media. equally, the intermedial variations and transmedial leisure franchises that experience develop into more and more seen prior to now few a long time are, at their center, narrative types. on the grounds that an important a part of modern media tradition is outlined via the narratives we inform one another through quite a few media, the media reports self-discipline wishes a really transmedial narratology.

Transmedial Narratology and modern Media Culture makes a speciality of the intersubjective development of storyworlds in addition to on prototypical different types of narratorial and subjective illustration. It presents not just a mode for the research of salient transmedial ideas of narrative illustration in modern motion pictures, comics, and games but additionally a theoretical body during which medium-specific ways from literary and movie narratology, from comics experiences and online game reviews, and from numerous different strands of media and cultural experiences should be hired to additional our figuring out of narratives throughout media.

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Ed. Daniel Stein and Jan-Noël Thon. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015. 67–99. Print. Thon, Jan-Noël. ” Fiktionalität: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch. Ed. Tobias Klauk and Tilmann Köppe. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014. 443–466. Print. Thon, Jan-Noël. ” The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media. Ed. Marie-Laure Ryan, Lori Emerson, and Benjamin J. Robertson. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. 334–337. Print. Thon, Jan-Noël. ” The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media. Ed. Marie-Laure Ryan, Lori Emerson, and Benjamin J.

Even though the method of analysis that is developed throughout the following chapters can be considered universal(istic) in the sense that its terms and concepts are meant to be applicable to a wide variety of narrative representations across media, the demonstration of its analytical power will necessarily remain particular(istic), with the actual analyses of transmedial strategies of narrative representation that are realized within the mediality of contemporary films, comics, and video games primarily fulfilling exemplifying functions.

Probleme filmischen Erzählens. Ed. Hannah Birr, Maike Sarah Reinerth, and Jan-Noël Thon. Münster: LIT, 2009. 85–110. Print. Thon, Jan-Noël. “Unendliche Weiten? ” Computer/Spiel/Räume: Materialien zur Einführung in die Computer Game Studies. Ed. Klaus Bartels and Jan-Noël Thon. Hamburg: University of Hamburg, 2007. 29–60. Print. 3 While the transmedial representation of characters, stories, and their worlds has become particularly ubiquitous in contemporary media culture, then, a brief look at the rich storyworlds of Hinduism or Christianity already demonstrates that it is not an entirely new phenomenon.

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