ABOUT THIS BOOK
Stories are central to modern media today. Not only narrative entertainment media, such as television, cinema, theater, but also in social media. Telling and having ‘a story’ are widely deemed essential, in advertising and commerce as well as in social life. Does this represent an intensification of what has always been part of culture or has it reached a new universality?
The collection Stories identifies new phenomena in the fields of complex narration, puzzle film, and transmedia storytelling, and in turn addresses the chief issues of stories and storytelling amid the vast amount of discussion and analysis on the topic, presenting innovative and promising paths forward in research.
Ian Christie is professor at Birkbeck College, London. He is the author of numerous books and is the editor of Audiences. Annie van den Oever is head of film at the University of Groningen and professor of film and visual media at the University of the Free State. She also edited Screens from the Key Debates series.