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By Mark J.P. Wolf

ISBN-10: 041563119X

ISBN-13: 9780415631198

ISBN-10: 0415631203

ISBN-13: 9780415631204

Mark J.P. Wolf’s learn of imaginary worlds theorizes world-building inside of and throughout media, together with literature, comics, movie, radio, tv, board video games, games, the net, and extra. Building Imaginary Worlds departs from earlier techniques to imaginary worlds that concentrated usually on narrative, medium, or style, and as a substitute considers imaginary worlds as dynamic entities in and of themselves. Wolf argues that imaginary worlds—which are usually transnarrative, transmedial, and transauthorial in nature—are compelling gadgets of inquiry for Media reviews. Chapters contact on:

    • a theoretical research of the way world-building extends past storytelling, the engagement of the viewers, and how worlds are conceptualized and skilled

    • a historical past of imaginary worlds that follows their improvement over 3 millennia from the fictitious islands of Homer’s Odyssey to the current

    • internarrative thought studying how narratives set within the similar global can have interaction and relate to 1 another

    • an exam of transmedial development and model, and what occurs whilst worlds make the bounce among media

    • an research of the transauthorial nature of imaginary worlds, the ensuing concentric circles of authorship, and comparable subject matters of canonicity, participatory worlds, and subcreation’s dating with divine production

Building Imaginary Worlds additionally presents the coed of imaginary worlds with a word list of phrases and a close timeline that spans 3 millennia and greater than 1,400 imaginary worlds, directory their names, creators, and the works within which they first appeared.

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