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[ecrea] CFP and Seminar: Transmedia Literacy. From Storytelling to Intercreativity in the Era of Distributed Authorship.
Tue Nov 05 23:26:15 GMT 2013
From Storytelling to Intercreativity in the Era of Distributed Authorship.
The research Program in Digital Culture (IN3 — Universitat Oberta de
Catalunya) is organizing a one-day international seminar on "Transmedia
Literacy. From Storytelling to Intercreativity in the Era of Distributed
Authorship" in Barcelona on December 10, 2013
We invite researchers, scholars, PhD candidates, experts and
practitioners to submit papers, case studies, and transmedia projects
for presentation at the seminar.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
- Cultural Production, Crossmedia and New Authorship
- Narrative Models and Processes of Transmedia Storytelling
- Theories of Fiction/Representation
- Reception Theory in Gender and Media Studies
- Digital Rhetoric and Information Aesthetics in Transmedia Storytelling
- Participatory Cultures and Fan Cultures
- Transmedia and Education
- Crowdfunding/crowdsourcing Productions
- Political Economy of Transmedia
- Screenwriting and Semiotics of New Media
Interdisciplinary contributions are especially welcome.
Accepted abstracts will be presented in the parallel sessions of the
seminar and full papers will be published in the proceedings of the
seminar. The board committee of the International Journal of Trasmedia
Literacy will provide a selection of the best papers to be published in
the forthcoming International Journal of Transmedia Literacy.
Forms of fiction and literature underwent a process of disembodiment and
cross-fertilization during the revolution from the Gutenberg Galaxy —
printed paper, mass distribution — to the McLuhan Galaxy — new media,
hypertext, cooperative writing — (Castells, 2003). The dimension of
literacy has moved from a semiotically-measured geometry (De Saussure,
1916; Hjelmslev, 1969) to a dislocation and a deconstruction of contents
and channels that give expression to new products (Derrida, 1974;
Landow, 1994; Bolter & Grusin, 1999, ). The impact of social media on
narratology has redefined the meaning of readership and authorship. The
author not only loses his/her traditional role, but becomes an icon of
himself/herself, a collective-minded producer that is self-perceived
through the extro-flexed eye of the amniotic network in which he/she
defines his/her narrative experience (De Kerckhove, 2003). Transmedia
culture defines a new cross-networked and amniotic literacy, considering
that we are not facing a simple adaptation of different narrative forms
from one media to another: different media and languages participate and
contribute to the construction of a transmedia environment (Scolari, 2009).
This working seminar seeks to shed light on transmedia literacy
according to the epistemological crisis of authorship and the new
dimension of participation and relationship offered by both the Web and
new media. The seminar will offer keynote speeches and talks to examine
specific case studies. Moving from the state of the art, the aim is to
investigate the interdisciplinary relations in the field of transmedia
literacy, in order to favour a pattern recognition about theories,
technologies, and social dimensions of the phenomena to offer a critical
toolkit to understand and map out the emerging knowledge and practices
created by this new field.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
- Derrick de Kerckhove (IN3 — Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain)
Connective Intelligence from Writing to the Web
- Asún López-Varela (Harvard University, USA)
Spatio-temporal Metamorphosis and the Ecologies of Representation: >From
Analogue to Digital Formats
- Raine Koskimaa (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Playing with Time in New Media Fiction
- Carlos Scolari (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain)
Towards an Archeology of Transmedia Storytelling
SUBMISSION AND SELECTION PROCESS
Abstracts (in English and a maximum of 400 words) should be sent to the
email address (info /at/ transmedialiteracy.net) no later than November the
15th by 23.00. They should outline the research/project and provide
objectives and/or hypotheses, methods, and (expected) findings/results.
A short bio of the author(s) should be sent as well.
You can download a model for the submission at:
Authors of the accepted abstracts will be asked to submit full papers
for the publication on the proceedings of the seminar. Full papers will
also receive a double blind peer-review by the International Journal of
Transmedia Literacy and a selection of the manuscripts will be published
in the forthcoming issue 2013/2014.
IJTL Board: Derrick de Kerckhove, Marsha Kinder, Raine Koskimaa, George
Landow, Paul Levinson, Asún López-Varela, Lev Manovich, Nick Montfort,
Marcos Novak, Massimo Parodi, Bruce W. Powe, Marie-Laure Ryan, Alexandra
Saemmer, Carlos Scolari, Susana Tosca, Alessandro Zinna.
The registration for presenters and participants will be FREE: the
organization and the partners will cover the registration fees, which
will include a welcome bag, certificate of participation, and coffee breaks.
- Presenters have to register by November 29, 2013.
- Participants have to register by December 5, 2013.
Due to our policy of open and free participation, seating is limited.
Please register to the seminar in advance at:
The seminar will be held at IN3 — Internet Interdisciplinary Institute
(Universitat Oberta de Catalunya), c/o Mediatic Building, Roc Boronat
117, Barcelona, 7th floor on December 10. Detailed program of the
seminar will be available on November 22 at
- November 15, 2013: abstract submission (400 words max) to
(info /at/ transmedialiteracy.net)
- November 21, 2013: acceptance of the abstract
- November 29, 2013: registration for presenters
- December 5, 2013: registration for participants
- December 10, 2013: day of the seminar
For any question: (info /at/ transmedialiteracy.net)
Partners of the event:
IN3 - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
International Journal of Transmedia Literacy
We hope to see you soon in Barcelona…
Digital Culture Research Team
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