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[Commlist] New Book: The World of The Walking Dead

Mon Mar 04 16:43:01 GMT 2019

Colleagues may be interested in the publication of the following new book:

*The World of The Walking Dead*

_*By Matthew Freeman*_

Series: Imaginary World Series <>

An accessible introduction to the world of /The Walking Dead/, this book looks across platforms and analytical frameworks to characterize the fictional world of /The Walking Dead/ and how its audiences make use of it.

From comics and television to social media, apps, and mobile games, utilizing concepts derived from literary studies, media studies, history, anthropology, philosophy and religious studies, Matthew Freeman examines the functions and affordances of different digital platforms. In doing so, he establishes a new transdisciplinary framework for analyzing imaginary worlds across multiple media platforms, bolstering the critical arena of world-building studies by providing a greater array of vocabulary, concepts, and approaches.

/The World of The Walking Dead/ is an engaging exploration of stories, their platforms, and their reception, ideal for students and scholars of world-building, film and television studies, new media, and everything in-between.

*Dr Matthew Freeman* is Reader in Multiplatform Media at Bath Spa University, where he is Deputy Director of the Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries and Co-Director of the Centre for Media Research. He is the author/editor of /Transmedia Archaeology in Latin America/ (2018), /The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies/ (2018), /Global Convergence Cultures /(2018), /Historicising Transmedia Storytelling/ (2016), /Industrial Approaches to Media/ (2016), and /Transmedia Archaeology/ (2014).

*Table of Contents:*

Introduction: Beyond Literary and Media World-building
1. Comics and Television: Historiographical World-building
2. Augmented Television: Sociological World-building
3. Social Media: Religious World-building
4. Mobile Games: Philosophical World-building
Conclusion: Towards a Transdisciplinary World-building Framework

/Published by Routledge and available to buy at:/

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