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ENGL 352(H): Transmedia Story Worlds

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Transcript of ENGL 352(H): Transmedia Story Worlds

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Dec 2014

9 feature films
180 TV episodes
250 comic books
17 adult novels
13 YA/juvenile novels
1 videogame


...with more on the way!!!
When adding a new narrative installment to the transmedia storyworld, which media and why?

What are the affordances and limitions of each medium (film, TV, comic, print fiction) in terms of adding to the transmedia storyworld?



How does one piece of the narrative fit or intersect with the others in the storyworld's narrative chronology?

What is the target audience for each installment of narrative media, and how can we tell?

What themes are universal in the storyworld, and which are centered on specific characters, plot arcs, or forms of media?
Ep 1: Phantom Menace
Obi-Wan & Anakin
Ep 2: Attack of the Clones
The Clone Wars
The Clone Wars
Ep 3: Revenge of the Sith
<Mid-term #1>
Ahsoka
Kanan
Star Wars Rebels
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Servants of the Empire
Lost Stars
/
Rogue One
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Ep 4: Star Wars - New Hope
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<Mid-term #2>
Ep 5: Empire Strikes Back
/
Ep 6: Return of the Jedi
/
Shattered Empire
/
Ep 7: The Force Awakens
Star Wars Role-playing Game
<Final exam>

(+ excerpts of other material)
COURSE REQUIREMENTS
+ ACTiVE PARTiCiPATiON
+ BLOG POSTS x 4
+ MiD TERM #1
+ MiD TERM #2
+ RPG SESSION RECAP
+ FiNAL EXAM
15%
20%
20%
20%
5%
20%

Blog Posts

Blog posts due 2 hrs before class
250-500 words (about 1-2 pages)
Must
address these questions
1) Most memorable moment(s)
2) How that moment was conveyed
by that media
3) What we learned about either
a) the world, or b) a character
Media affordances and limitations
Audience
Connections forward/backward
Incoherence, inconsistencies
Themes, character arcs
Blog posts
- Memorable moments in media
- What we learned about storyworld
Class Discussion
What you're missing - other Star Wars media
For Thursday
ritstoryworlds.wordpress.com
course websites
MyCourses - ENGL 325
Read links on transmedia
Read excerpt on MyCourses
Complete survey on SW media
Full transcript