Storyworlds across Media. Mediality - Multimodality - Transmediality

June 30 - July 2, 2011 at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany

Thursday, June 30


10:00-10:45 Karl N. Renner (Mainz):
Introductory Remarks

10:45-11:30 Marie-Laure Ryan (Boulder/Mainz):
Storyworlds across Media

Panel 1: Transmedial Worlds

12:00-12:45 Lisbeth Klastrup/Susana Tosca (Copenhagen):
A Game of Thrones: Transmedial Worlds, Fandom, and Social Gaming

12:45-13:30 Colin B. Harvey (London/Bournemouth):
A Taxonomy of Transmedia Storytelling

13:30-14:15 Van Leavenworth (Umea):
The Developing Storyworld of H. P. Lovecraft

Panel 2: Transmedial Storytelling

15:45-16:30 Jason Mittell (Middlebury):
Strategies of Storytelling on Transmedia Television

16:30-17:15 Mélanie Bourdaa (Bourdeaux):
The Many Facets of Transmedia Storytelling

17:15-18:00 Maria L. Leavenworth (Umea):
Transmedial Narration and Good and Evil Vampires

Friday, July 1

Panel 3: Transmedial Concepts

10:00-10:45 Frank Zipfel (Mainz):
Fictionality across Media: Transmedial Concepts of Fictionality

10:45-11:30 J. Alexander Bareis (Lund):
Mediality and Mediation: The Role of the Narrator in Transmedial Narratology

11:30-12:15 Jan-Noël Thon (Hamburg/Mainz):
Subjectivity across Media: On Transmedial Strategies of Subjective Representation

Panel 4: Visual Storytelling

14:00-14:45 Patrick C. Hogan (Connecticut):
Painting as a Challenge to Narrative Discourse Analysis: The Visual Art of Rabindranath Tagore

14:45-15:30 Werner Wolf (Graz):
Triggers (Framings) of Narrativity in Literature and Painting

15:30-16:15 Gyöngyvér Horváth (Budapest):
Narrative Ramification: A Visual Response to Transmedial Narration

Panel 5: Multimodal Storytelling

16:45-17:30 Jared Gardner (Ohio/Mainz):
Graphic Narrative and New Media Convergence

17:30-18:15 Wolfgang Hallet (Giessen):
The Rise of the Multimodal Novel: Generic Change and Its Narratological Implications

18:15-19:00 Jeff Thoss (Graz):
Media Rivalry Revisited: The Case of Scott Pilgrim

Saturday, July 2

Panel 6: Interactive Storytelling

10:00-10:45 Jesper Juul (Copenhagen/New York):
The Paradox of Interactive Tragedy: Can a Video Game have an Unhappy Ending?

10:45-11:30 Michael Fuchs (Graz):
"It’s Not a Lake. It’s an Ocean." Alan Wake, Transmedia Storytelling, and Meta-Media-Convergence

11:30-12:15 Marco Carraciolo (Bologna):
Those Insane Dream Sequences: Distorted Experience in Literature and Video Games

Panel 7: Spatial Storytelling

14:00-14:45 Elke Huwiler (Amsterdam):
Storytelling in Performances: A Historical Perspective

14:45-15:30 April G. Wei (Hong Kong):
A Poetics of Navigational Narrative

15:30-16:15 Erwin Feyersinger (Insbruck):
Transferring Narratological Concepts of Space to Augmented Reality Environments

16:15-16:30 Marie-Laure Ryan/Karl N. Renner/Jan-Noël Thon:
Closing Remarks

Participation is free, but since the number of participants is limited, registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Please be sure to register no later than May 31, 2011 by sending your name and institutional affiliation to

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ENN is the European Narratology Network, an association of individual narratologists and narratological institutions. ENN aims to foster the study of narrative representation in literature, film, digital media, etc. across all European languages and cultures.