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The Routledge Companion to Imaginary Worlds
Language: en
Pages: 446
Authors: Mark J.P. Wolf
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-27 - Publisher: Routledge

This companion provides a definitive and cutting-edge guide to the study of imaginary and virtual worlds across a range of media, including literature, television, film, and games. From the Star Trek universe, Thomas More’s classic Utopia, and J. R. R. Tolkien’s Arda, to elaborate, user-created game worlds like Minecraft, contributors
The Routledge Companion to Media Technology and Obsolescence
Language: en
Pages: 402
Authors: Mark J.P. Wolf
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-21 - Publisher: Routledge

While so many books on technology look at new advances and digital technologies, The Routledge Companion to Media Technology and Obsolescence looks back at analog technologies that are disappearing, considering their demise and what it says about media history, pop culture, and the nature of nostalgia. From card catalogs and
The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies
Language: en
Pages: 492
Authors: Matthew Freeman, Renira Rampazzo Gambarato
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-09 - Publisher: Routledge

Around the globe, people now engage with media content across multiple platforms, following stories, characters, worlds, brands and other information across a spectrum of media channels. This transmedia phenomenon has led to the burgeoning of transmedia studies in media, cultural studies and communication departments across the academy. The Routledge Companion
Exploring Imaginary Worlds
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Mark J.P. Wolf
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-09 - Publisher: Routledge

From The Brothers Karamazov to Star Trek to Twin Peaks, this collection explores a variety of different imaginary worlds both historic and contemporary. Featuring contributions from an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars, each essay looks at a particular imaginary world in-depth, and world-building issues associated with that world. Together,
Revisiting Imaginary Worlds
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Mark J.P. Wolf
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-08 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The concept of world and the practice of world creation have been with us since antiquity, but they are now achieving unequalled prominence. In this timely anthology of subcreation studies, an international roster of contributors come together to examine the rise and structure of worlds, the practice of world-building, and