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Transmedial Worlds: Conceptual Review and Theoretical Approaches on the Art of Worldmaking

Nieves Rosendo
Journal / book
Revista ICONO14. Revista científica de Comunicación y Tecnologías emergentes, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 1, p. 49-70, ene. 2016. ISSN 1697-8293.
transmedial worlds; mundos transmediales; transmedia storytelling; world-building; mundos ficcionales; narrativas transmediales; Henry Jenkins; Marie-Laure Ryan; transmedial narratology

The concept of transmedia storytelling introduced by Henry Jenkins (2003, 2006) has been widely developed in the academic field, getting popular and being redefined with time. In transmedia storytelling’s definition we can observe the focus on the concept of world, which from a theoretical and critical perspective did not had the development that the relationship among narrative and media had. This work gathers and analyzes a selection of references from the main authors that have defined the nature, limits and transferability of the so called transmedial worlds, proposing conclusions related to the need to observe the phenomenon of transmedia narratives, its founding elements and the processes related to them, with the aim to elaborate a catalogue of criteria for the analysis and consideration of key element of transmedia storytelling. 

  • Universidad de Granada
  • Ministerio de economía y competitividad