Storyworlds: The Art, Technology, and Pleasure of Narrative
Is “tell me a story” a universal imperative? Seminar examines storytelling practices across a broad span of histories and cultures, and the creation of storyworlds through multiple media, genres, and platforms. Topics include comparative oral traditions, Medieval story cycles, serial tales, textual poaching and fanfiction, alternate reality gameworlds (ARG), social media, transmedia storytelling and transcultural fandoms. One course.