About the Project
The FicTrans Project aims at the critical study of the diffusion and growing loss of the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction in contemporary media culture, from its interrelation with both the concept of post-truth and the concept of transmedia narrative. In a context in which the promises associated with the emergence of the information and knowledge society seem to have become chimerical, and in which objective facts are increasingly less influential for the formation of public opinion than those that appeal to emotions and subjective beliefs, this project will focus the analysis on the very foundations (theoretical, political, cultural) and discourses that support the “success” of the concept of post-truth as a set of rhetorical strategies.
Our starting hypothesis is that the rise of post-truth in the most recent contemporary culture goes hand in hand with new forms of hybridization of fiction and non-fiction in communication -some of them transmedia-, which urgently demand a critical analysis, and especially, the design of strategies aimed at media education on the dangers associated with this crisis. A global crisis, extraordinarily complex, on the concept, understanding and experience of what is considered “real” or “true” in contemporary media communication, arts and cultural discourses.
The FicTrans Project “Transmedialization and hybridization of fiction and non-fiction in contemporary media culture” (PID2021-124434NB-I00) is a Knowledge Generation Project within the framework of the Programa Estatal para Impulsar la Investigación Científico-Técnica y su Transferencia, del Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica, Técnica y de Innovación 2021-2023, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Gobierno de España. It will be developed between 2022 and 2025 based at the University of Granada, under the direction of the Principal Investigator Jordi Alberich Pascual (IP1), University Professor in Audiovisual Communication and Journalism, and the Principal Investigator Domingo Sánchez-Mesa Martínez (IP2), University Professor in Theory of Literature. It also includes researchers from other European universities: University of Barcelona, University of Santiago de Compostela, European University of Madrid, Fernando Pessoa University of Porto and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.