The FicTrans Project has its origin in the joint research activity of a group of researchers and graduate students of the University of Granada, clearly interdisciplinary (Audiovisual Communication, Literary Theory, Comparative Literature, Journalism, Cultural and New Media Studies).

The FicTrans project has as predecessors the two phases of the Narrativas Transmediales project: Nar-Trans “Transmedial narratives: new modes of audiovisual fiction, news communication and performance in the digital age” (2014-2017) and Nar-Trans2 “Transmedialization and crowdsourcing in audiovisual, journalistic, dramatic and literary fiction and non-fiction narratives” (2018-2020). In its first phase, the Principal Investigator was Domingo Sánchez-Mesa Martínez, University Professor of Literary Theory and coordinator of the Audiovisual Communication Degree at the University of Granada (2010-2015). Nar-Trans2 was directed by Domingo Sánchez-Mesa Martínez (PI1) and Jordi Alberich Pascual (PI2), University Professor of Audiovisual Communication and Journalism.

Both Nar-Trans (CSO2013-47288) and Nar-Trans2 (CSO2017-85965-P) have been R&D Projects of the State Plan for the Promotion of Scientific Research of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (currently Ministry of Science and Innovation and Ministry of Universities), based at the University of Granada. They have also involved 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.