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

Sun Apr 07 18:00:47 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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