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The Resource Fantastic transmedia : narrative, play and memory across science fiction and fantasy storyworlds, Colin Harvey, (electronic book ;)

Fantastic transmedia : narrative, play and memory across science fiction and fantasy storyworlds, Colin Harvey, (electronic book ;)

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Fantastic transmedia : narrative, play and memory across science fiction and fantasy storyworlds
Title
Fantastic transmedia
Title remainder
narrative, play and memory across science fiction and fantasy storyworlds
Statement of responsibility
Colin Harvey
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Contemporary culture is packed with fantasy and science fiction storyworlds extending across multiple media platforms. This book explores the myriad ways in which imaginary worlds use media like films, novels, videogames, comic books, toys and increasingly user-generated content to captivate and energise contemporary audiences.
  • "Exploring the diverse nature of transmedia storytelling, Colin B Harvey places affect and memory at the very heart of his approach. It's a decision that pays dividends, generating new taxonomies and fresh understandings via an impressive series of examples. Drawing on his experience as a licensed tie-in creator, Harvey seamlessly integrates scholarship, creative vitality and industry knowledge. Fantastic Transmedia lives up to its title: this is a great book." - Matt Hills, Aberystwyth University, UK
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UK-WkNB
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Harvey, Colin
Dewey number
302.23
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Storytelling in mass media
  • Motion pictures and video games
  • Film adaptations
  • Convergence (Telecommunication)
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In Fantastic Transmedia, writer and academic Colin B Harvey explores the manifold ways in which science fiction and fantasy franchises use transmedial techniques to create complex and involving imaginary worlds. From high profile franchises like Star Wars, Halo and the Marvel Cinematic Universe to far smaller, micro-budgeted indie projects, Harvey explores the ways in which fantastic storyworlds use novels, television shows, films, comic books, videogames, toys and user-generated content to extend and deepen audiences' experiences. Using numerous case studies, Harvey identifies story, play and memory as the key mechanisms through which such creators develop and spread content and through which they emotionally engage their disparate audiences
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Fantastic transmedia : narrative, play and memory across science fiction and fantasy storyworlds, Colin Harvey, (electronic book ;)
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  • Electronic book text
  • Epublication based on: 9781137306036
Contents
1. Fantastic Transmedia 2. Stories and Worlds 3. Of Hobbits and Hulks: Adaptation Versus Narrative Expansion 4. Canon-Fodder: Halo and Horizontal Remembering 5. Configuring Memory in the Buffyverse 6. Material Myths and Nostalgia-Play in Star Wars 7. Fantastically Independent 8. Transmedia Memory Bibliography Index
Control code
9781137306043
Extent
256 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137306043
Specific material designation
unspecified
Label
Fantastic transmedia : narrative, play and memory across science fiction and fantasy storyworlds, Colin Harvey, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Note
  • Electronic book text
  • Epublication based on: 9781137306036
Contents
1. Fantastic Transmedia 2. Stories and Worlds 3. Of Hobbits and Hulks: Adaptation Versus Narrative Expansion 4. Canon-Fodder: Halo and Horizontal Remembering 5. Configuring Memory in the Buffyverse 6. Material Myths and Nostalgia-Play in Star Wars 7. Fantastically Independent 8. Transmedia Memory Bibliography Index
Control code
9781137306043
Extent
256 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137306043
Specific material designation
unspecified

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