Transmedia world-building: The Shadow (1931–present) and Transformers (1984–present)
2015 (English)In: International journal of cultural studies, ISSN 1367-8779, E-ISSN 1460-356XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
The study of transmedia storytelling has in recent years turned towards a more historicized understanding of its object of study, and also shifted to a wider perspective on narrative and narrative elements, focusing more on the transmediality of story-worlds and world-building rather than just narratives (‘plots’) in the stricter sense. This article combines these interrelated perspectival shifts in an analysis of story-worlds/world-building in two transmedia franchises: The Shadow (1931–present) and Transformers (1984–present), with a focus on the mechanics and processes of world-building in relation to transmedial change (i.e. how world elements are transformed over time as well as when story-worlds move across media platforms).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Shadow, story-worlds, Transformers, transmedia history, transmedia storytelling, world-building
Media and Communications
Research subject Media and Communication Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-37931DOI: 10.1177/1367877915605887OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-37931DiVA: diva2:853431