Quand :
1 avril 2022 @ 18h00 – 19h30
Où :
Salle Léon Vandermeersch (481C), mode hybride
Grands Moulins
Université Paris Cité, 5 rue Thomas Mann
75013 Paris UFR LCAO
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A graphical approach to the story universe of The Journey to the West @ Salle Léon Vandermeersch (481C), mode hybride

Conférence de Barbara Wall, Associate Professor, Korean Studies, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen

Résumé :
Transmedia storytelling is often promoted as the future of storytelling. By Henry Jenkins’ definition of transmedia storytelling, though, we can also find transmedia stories in the past. Taking The Journey to the West as a case study, I show how it is a transmedia story that started to unfold hundreds of years ago. While The Journey is conventionally identified with a Chinese novel, most people are familiar with The Journey universe through films, comics, or computer games. Although Jenkins argues that transmedia stories are too broad to be grasped, I suggest that by approaching them as what Roland Barthes calls dynamic texts we can develop tools for comprehension and analysis. In this study I demonstrate how such a tool might work by applying Barthes’ concept to Korean variations of The Journey, and in particular by using tree and bubble diagrams to create a visual map of the story’s elements.

Date : 1 avril 2022, 18h-19h30

Lieu : salle Léon Vandermeersch (481C), mode hybride

Contact : florence.galmiche@u-paris.fr

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