Workshop on transmedia storytelling (2019/2020)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Elena Zilotti
Elena Zilotti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem 2A, Sem 2B

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The laboratory aims to provide theoretical knowledge and practical tools for the analysis and implementation of transmedia storytelling projects.

At the end of the course students will:
- acquire basic knowledge on transmedia storytelling;
- be able to identify and analyze cases of transmedia storytelling;
- develop useful skills for the creation of a final project.


Contents of the course:
1. Evolution of transmedia storytelling: theories and models.
2. Identification and analysis of transmedia storytelling principles.
3. Basics elements for the creation of a storytelling project.

- Henry Jenkins, Cultura convergente, Milano, Apogeo, 2006.
- Federico Zecca, Le relazioni tra i media nell’epoca della convergenza, in «Fata Morgana» a. IX, n. 26, maggio-agosto 2015, pp. 203-215.
- Gianluca Rossini, Le serie TV, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2016, cap. 5 (Forme della serialità televisiva) pp. 155-186.
- Claudio Bisoni, Pubblici, utenti, spettatori: il ruolo dell’audience nell’ecosistema dei media, in Guglielmo Pescatore (a cura di), Ecosistemi narrativi. Dal fumetto alle serie TV, Roma, Carocci, 2018, pp. 174-185
Ulteriore bibliografia specifica verrà indicata a lezione.
Further bibliography will be indicated in class.

When possible, useful materials will be made available on the e-Learning platform.

N.B. Attendance, certified by the signature, is mandatory for at least 80% of the lessons. This requirement is necessary to access the final exam.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Guglielmo Pescatore (a cura di) Ecosistemi narrativi. Dal fumetto alle serie TV Carocci 2018 978-88-430-9020-4 Capitolo: Claudio Bisoni, Pubblici, utenti, spettatori: il ruolo dell’audience nell’ecosistema dei media, pp. 174-185
M. Fusillo, M. Lino, L. Faienza, L. Marchese (a cura di) Oltre l’adattamento? Narrazioni espanse: intermedialità, transmedialità, virtualità Il Mulino 2020 978-88-15-28779-3 capitoli selezionati

Assessment methods and criteria

Final written test with open-ended and multiple choice questions and delivery of an assigned project carried out starting from classroom exercises.

Attendance of at least 80% of the lessons is mandatory.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines, the assessment modality will be modified as follows: grading and transcript of record subject to delivery of the tasks assigned in itinere and of the final project.