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By Mark J.P. Wolf

Mark J.P. Wolf’s examine of imaginary worlds theorizes world-building inside and throughout media, together with literature, comics, movie, radio, tv, board video games, games, the net, and extra. Building Imaginary Worlds departs from past methods to imaginary worlds that targeted more often than not 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 reports. Chapters contact on:

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

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

    • internarrative conception studying how narratives set within the comparable global can engage and relate to 1 another

    • an exam of transmedial progress and variation, 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 similar subject matters of canonicity, participatory worlds, and subcreation’s courting with divine construction

Building Imaginary Worlds additionally presents the student 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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