STEPHEN JOYCE

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Joyce, Stephen

Associate Professor

sjoyce@cc.au.dk

English, School of Communication and Culture

Aarhus University

Building 1481, Room 435

Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4

8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Tel.: +45 87 16 32 67

I’m an Associate Professor in Media, Communication, and Culture at Aarhus University and I have just finished a book on transmedia storytelling and the rise of the post-apocalyptic genre (called, imaginatively, Transmedia Storytelling and the Apocalypse). One of my main research interests is how the modern media eco-system enables the rise of immersive transmedia storyworlds. Generally speaking, I’m interested in production-of-culture approaches that look at aspects such as media franchising, reception approaches based around fan communities, and the textual strategies employed to enable continuity and multiplicity across the storyworld. Personal favourites include Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead, so if you want any tips on surviving the end of the world, then I’m probably one of the right people to ask.