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Transmedia: Storytelling as World Building

May 18, 2019
2:00 pm

The Left Bank
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Technology has inspired new ways of defining, crafting, and sharing stories. One of the more exciting developments is transmedia storytelling. This innovative approach involves building a story world of sorts—creating a deeper, broader, and interactive story experience. Interestingly enough, interactive story worlds are nothing new. The oral tale-telling tradition itself was a highly interactive experience. What is more, storytellers have long crafted stories with a heightened sense of narratives’ geographical contexts—J.R.R. Tolkien and William Faulkner, for example. Writer and Champlain College Professor Erik Esckilsen will explore the tradition of cosmoplastic—that is, world-building—storytelling from the past to the digital present.


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Jennie Rozycki
(802) 447-7121


The Left Bank
5 Bank Street
North Bennington, Vermont 05257
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