University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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"I am Iron Man!" - I take control of my learning

26 March 2014 (17:00-18:30)

The School of International Communications is pleased to invite you to our research seminar series.

About the seminar

The aim of this seminar is to analyse the theoretical changes that transmedia storytelling is creating within literary study and film adaptation and consider the social consequences that these developments are bringing with them, including the ways we are teaching and learning. We will show the conceptual changes that transmedia storytelling is producing on classical notions of narrative as active consumers - participants rather than spectators - expand their knowledge of fictional universes through various media platforms. We will also look at how this new idea of narrative influences and modifies the concept of adaptation. We will do this by emphasising theoretical differences between adaptation in terms of fidelity/intertextuality and transmedia adaptation in terms of synergy. We will finally underline how transmedia storytelling is implemented by cultural industries and how educators could use the same techniques to develop pedagogical frameworks that will help students assume more responsibility for their learning and become more independent. This will encourage them think critically about their own learning and help them develop their intelligences (Gardner) and learning style by moving their role from consumers of information to co-creators of it.

Speaker biography

Filippo Gilardi is Assistant Professor in the School of International Communications at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle University. He is researching the changes that the use of new technologies is bringing to literary and educational studies and how the Internet is influencing methods of teaching. Apart from teaching and research Filippo Gilardi co-founded PubCoder, a start-up based in Turin, Italy, with the purpose to make life easier for all those who wish to publish digital stories.