Transmedia Archaeology

Storytelling in the Borderlines of Science Fiction, Comics and Pulp Magazines

Authors: Scolari, C., Bertetti, P., Freeman, M.

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In this book, the authors examine manifestations of transmedia storytelling in different historical periods and countries, spanning the UK, the US and Argentina. It takes us into the worlds of Conan the Barbarian, Superman and El Eternauta, introduces us to the archaeology of transmedia, and reinstates the fact that it's not a new phenomenon.

About the authors

Carlos A. Scolari is Associate Professor (tenure) at the Department of Communication of the University Pompeu Fabra, Spain. He has lectured about transmedia storytelling, media ecology and interactive communication in more than 20 European and Latin American countries. He is the author of Crossmedia Innovations (with I. Ibrus, 2012), and Narrativas Transmedia: Cuando todos los medios cuentan (2013).

Paolo Bertetti is Professor in Universita degli Studi di Siena, where he conducts research and organises the Master's degree in Business Communication and teaches Analysis of Advertising Discourse. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Turin, Italy and his research interests include narratology, audio-visual storytelling, semiotic theory and the genres of contemporary popular culture.

Matthew Freeman is Visiting Lecturer in Media and Communication at Birmingham City University, UK and holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham. He has published on the history of transmedia storytelling in The International Journal of Cultural Studies, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, and International Journal of Communication. His first monograph will be published in 2015.


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: Towards an Archaeology of Transmedia Storytelling

    Scolari, Carlos A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Conan the Barbarian: Transmedia Adventures of a Pulp Hero

    Bertetti, Paolo

    Pages 15-38

  • Superman: Building a Transmedia World for a Comic Book Hero

    Freeman, Matthew

    Pages 39-54

  • El Eternauta: Transmedia Expansions, Political Resistance and Popular Appropriations of a Human Hero

    Scolari, Carlos A.

    Pages 55-71

  • Conclusions: Transmedia Storytelling and Popular Cultures in the Twentieth Century

    Scolari, Carlos A. (et al.)

    Pages 72-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transmedia Archaeology
Book Subtitle
Storytelling in the Borderlines of Science Fiction, Comics and Pulp Magazines
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43437-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137434371
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43436-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49296-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 95
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