On Being Cinematic in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Medium Specificity in Transmedia Storytelling and Media Franchising

Conference presentation at the Sydney Screen Studies Network (SSSN) Symposium, University of New South Wales 8 December 2017 It was great to attend and present at the Sydney Screen Studies Network‘s 2017 Symposium earlier this month, focused on the topic “Intersections in Film and Media Studies”. Full symposium program available here My presentation reworked my thesis methodology to consider the role of medium specificity within the … Continue reading On Being Cinematic in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Medium Specificity in Transmedia Storytelling and Media Franchising

‘Rogue One’ and the Paradoxes of Franchise Development

The contradictions and tensions of having to ‘stand alone’ whilst also being connected to something bigger and more expansive is central to understanding the formal development of sequels and franchises. Continue reading ‘Rogue One’ and the Paradoxes of Franchise Development