Out now: Subjectivity Across Media. Interdisciplinary and Transmedial Perspectives

Out now: Subjectivity Across Media. Interdisciplinary and Transmedial Perspectives

(ed. Maike S. Reinerth, Jan-Noël Thon)

It’s my pleasure to announce the publication of my newest book, Subjectivity Across Media. Interdisciplinary and Transmedial Perspectives (Routledge, 2017), co-edited by Jan-Noël Thon and myself. It contains an introduction to the field and 12 contributions on representations of subjectivity in different media – such as prose literature, interactive novels, film, tv, graphic novels, and computer games – by members of the society as well as esteemed scholars from other fields of media expertise.

Publisher’s Details: Media in general and narrative media in particular have the potential to represent not only a variety of both possible and actual worlds but also the perception and consciousness of characters in these worlds. Hence, media can be understood as “qualia machines,” as technologies that allow for the production of subjective experiences within the affordances and limitations posed by the conventions of their specific mediality. This edited collection examines the transmedial as well as the medium-specific strategies employed by the verbal representations characteristic for literary texts, the verbal-pictorial representations characteristic for comics, the audiovisual representations characteristic for films, and the interactive representations characteristic for video games. Combining theoretical perspectives from analytic philosophy, cognitive theory, and narratology with approaches from phenomenology, psychosemiotics, and social semiotics, the contributions collected in this volume provide a state-of-the-art map of current research on a wide variety of ways in which subjectivity can be represented across conventionally distinct media.

Contributions by: Tilmann Köppe, Marco Caracciolo & Cécile Guédon, David Ciccoricco, Julian Hanich, Barbara Flueckiger, Casper Tybjerg, Silke Horstkotte & Nancy Pedri, Lukas Etter, Stephan Packard, Benjamin Beil, Felix Schröter, Evelyn Chew & Alex Mitchell and Maike Sarah Reinerth & Jan-Noël Thon (introduction).

Find out more at our academia.edu-page or at the publisher’s website.

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