Natalia Samutina, leading research fellow of IGITI, reported on "World-Building in Crossover Writing" at the international conference "Expanding Universes. Exploring Transmedial & Transfictional Ways of World-Building" held on September 23-25 in Krakow.
Natalia Samutina participated in the International Conference EXPANDING UNIVERSES. EXPLORING TRANSMEDIAL & TRANSFICTIONAL WAYS OF WORLD-BUILDING, which took place in Kraków (Poland), 23–25 September 2016. The interdisciplinary conference attracted many researchers from different countries, with different academic background (cultural studies, narratology, communication studies, history, game studies, etc.). A prominent narrative theorist Marie-Laure Ryan gave a key lecture on new perspectives in the analysis of transmedia world-building. Natalia Samutina presented a paper “World-Building in Crossover Writing”, introducing to the discussion a perspective of active transformative reception, which is the perspective of fan fiction writers and readers. Her paper contributed to the understanding of mechanisms and functions of imaginary world-building in contemporary popular culture. The full results of her research on crossover writing can be found in this publication in Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies.
The conference programme.