An Experience Approach to Transmedia Fictions

Susana Tosca, Lisbeth Klastrup

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This chapter proposes a method to account for transmedial experiences of reception. It is built upon our transmedial world model and illustrated through the analysis of Regency Love, a video game set on the world of Jane Austen. We argue that researching transmedial experiences in a holistic way requires a hybrid approach that combines an aesthetic/formal analysis with the qualitative investigation of user reception. This experiential perspective manages to avoid the limitations of an exclusively textual focus (preoccupied with questions of canon and adaptation) and a purely fandom perspective (dealing exclusively with identity and social interaction).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies
EditorsM Freeman, R.R. Gambarato
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication date1. Jan 2018
ISBN (Print)9781138483439
ISBN (Electronic)9781351054904
Publication statusPublished - 1. Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes
SeriesRoutledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions


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