Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lars Elleström
      Pages 3-19 Open Access
    3. Lars Elleström
      Pages 21-33 Open Access
    4. Lars Elleström
      Pages 35-43 Open Access
    5. Lars Elleström
      Pages 45-60 Open Access
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Lars Elleström
      Pages 63-75 Open Access
    3. Lars Elleström
      Pages 77-84 Open Access
    4. Lars Elleström
      Pages 85-94 Open Access
    5. Lars Elleström
      Pages 95-102 Open Access
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      Pages 103-112 Open Access
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Lars Elleström
      Pages 115-135 Open Access
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 137-152

About this book


This open access book is a methodical treatise on narration in different types of media. A theoretical rather than a historical study, Transmedial Narration is relevant for an understanding of narration in all times, including our own. By reconstructing the theoretical framework of transmedial narration, this book enables the inclusion of all kinds of communicative media forms on their own terms.

The treatise is divided into three parts. Part I presents established and newly developed concepts that are vital for formulating a nuanced theoretical model of transmedial narration. Part II investigates the specific transmedial media characteristics that are most central for realizing narratives in a plenitude of different media types. Finally, Part III contains brief studies in which the narrative potentials of painting, instrumental music, mathematical equations, and guided tours are illuminated with the aid of the theoretical framework developed throughout the book. Suitable for advanced students and scholars, this book provides tools to disentangle the narrative potential of any form of communication.


Communication Narration Narratology Transmedial Narratology Intermediality Multimodality Semiotics Narratological Theory Communicative Media Intermedial Studies Open Access

Authors and affiliations

  • Lars Elleström
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Film and LiteratureLinnaeus UniversityVäxjöSweden

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