An Experience Approach to Transmedia Fictions

Authored by: Susana Tosca , Lisbeth Klastrup

The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138483439
eBook ISBN: 9781351054904
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351054904-43

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Abstract

This chapter proposes a method to account for transmedial experiences of reception. It is built upon our transmedial world model and illustrated through the analysis of Regency Love, a video game set on the world of Jane Austen. We argue that researching transmedial experiences in a holistic way requires a hybrid approach that combines an aesthetic/formal analysis with the qualitative investigation of user reception. This experiential perspective manages to avoid the limitations of an exclusively textual focus (preoccupied with questions of canon and adaptation) and a purely fandom perspective (dealing exclusively with identity and social interaction).

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