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[Commlist] CfP International Journal of Transmedia Literacy - "Transmedia as a Strategy"

Sun Mar 10 14:51:53 GMT 2019

The /International Journal of Transmedia Literacy/has launched a new Call for Papers for its next issue 5 (2019), guest-edited byDr Stefano Calzati (Tallinn University of Technology and Politecnico of Milan) and Prof. Asun López-Varela (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).

The issue's focus is on "Transmedia as a Strategy: Critical and Technical Expertise for Today’s Media Galaxy" and it aims to highlight the heterogeneity of the transmedia galaxy: How to critically approach the communicative phenomena that are part of the transmedia galaxy? What are the skills and competences needed to create transmedia outputs?

The intersection of these questions characterises the middle-ground between theory and practice, which can be best explored by highlighting the operativity of transmediality as not much a descriptive term, but a strategy for better understanding (and teaching) transmedia phenomena.

Specifically, such strategy can be seen as the compound of critical and technical expertise needed to deal with today’s transmedia galaxy. On the one hand, this means to put theory “to effective use”, thus stressing how the concepts in the field can work productively to provide new insights into the relationship between users and media. On the other hand, the attention is turned towards the conception of transmedia outputs (as case-studies), given their ever-increasing “prosumerability” and global circulation, which demand a clear systematization of transmedia adaptation as a practice.

The issue welcomes interdisciplinary contributions coming from fields as diverse as media studies, cultural studies, literary studies, socio-anthropological studies and design research. Topics may include, but they are not limited to:

-          Audiences and prosumerism

-          Art forms, performances and coding

-          Intercultural and critical approaches to the transmedia galaxy

-          Space(s), temporalities and identities

-          Rhetoric and politics of communication

-          Teaching of new media literacies

-          Transformation in design strategies

# Deadline for abstracts to be sent to the email (issue5 /at/ <mailto:(issue5 /at/>(*max 300 words*): *April, 15*. Abstracts should outline the theoretical ground for the analysis and discuss concrete case studies, including methodology and results.
# Notification of acceptance: no later than *April, 28.*
# Deadline for full accepted papers (around *6000 words*, including bibliography): *June, 30.*

**For all infos & guidelines you can either write to the editors ((issue5 /at/ <mailto:(issue5 /at/>) or check the journal's website:

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