Autore: Re Valentina

Editore: Amsterdam University Press

Tipologia Prodotto: Contributo in volume

DOI: 10.5117/9789089647566/ch18

Titolo della Rivista: World Building. Transmedia, Fans, Industries

Numero prima e ultima pagina: 321 – 341

Codice ISBN: 9789089647566

Anno di Pubblicazione: 2017



This chapter aims to analyze world-making practices in transmedia narratives and how viewers are engaged in these practices through the discussion of two narrative strategies, namely trompe-l’œil and metalepsis, as they are used in the TV show Supernatural (The WB/The CW 2005 resent) and in the works produced by its fan base. My paper will be structured into three parts: first, I will provide a definition of the above mentioned strategies, including their main effects; second, I will discuss how the relationships between the use of these strategies, the participatory or networked culture of fandom and world-making practices can be interpreted and analyzed; and finally, I will focus on the case of the TV series Supernatural.

Keywords: Metalepsis – Worldmaking – Fandom – Supernatural

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