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Harvey, Colin B. Fantastic Transmedia. Narrative, Play and Memory Across Science Fiction and Fantasy Storyworlds. New York [etc.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. (238 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
DOI: 10.1057/9781137306043
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-137-30603-6
BibTeX citation key: Harvey2015
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Buffy", "Star Wars", Adaption, Comic-Verfilmung, Fankultur, Film, Intermedialität, Marvel, Memoria, Phantastik, Science Fiction, Spiel, Superheld, USA
Creators: Harvey
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (New York [etc.])
Abstract
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.

Table of Contents

Preface (vi)
Acknowledgements (x)

Introduction: Frames of Reference (1)

1. Fantastic Transmedia (12)
2. Stories and Worlds (40)
3. Of Hobbits and Hulks: Adaptation Versus Narrative Expansion (63)
4. Canon-Fodder: Halo and Horizontal Remembering (93)
5. Configuring Memory in the Buffyverse (116)
6. Material Myths and Nostalgia-Play in Star Wars (137)
7 Fantastically Independent (163)
8 Transmedia Memory (182)

Notes (203)
Bibliography (208)
Index (232)


  
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