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Alluvium Editorial 7.5

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This special issue of Alluvium, addresses the affordances and possibilities of contemporary and serial storytelling

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Distancing Affect in Fleabag

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Denise Wong explores Waller-Bridge's use of second-person narrative and affect in Fleabag

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“The great connective”: Contemporaneous Storytelling and Emergent Seriality in Ali Smith’s Seasonal.

Posted by on Dec 16, 2019

Alex Calder explores how Ali Smith's 'Autumn' navigates the immediate post-Brexit referendum context and the progression of the series into 'Winter' and 'Spring'

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Dynamic Storytelling in Episodic Videogames

Posted by on Dec 16, 2019

Rebekah Cunningham provides an account of aspects of reciprocity, dynamism, and seriality in episodic videogames.

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CfP Alluvium 7.6: Contemporary Storytelling and Seriality

CfP Alluvium 7.6: Contemporary Storytelling and Seriality

Aug 27, 2019

Alluvium is an open access journal featuring short essays of around 2000 words on key issues and emerging trends in 21st century writing and criticism. The journal publishes six issues a year, employing a system of post-publication peer-review by the engaged commentariat on the message boards of the journal’s website, enabling vital current...

Alluvium Panel at English: Shared Futures

Alluvium Panel at English: Shared Futures

Jul 10, 2019

Call For Papers for the Alluvium Panel at English: Shared Futures, Manchester 2020.

Alluvium Editorial 7.5

Alluvium Editorial 7.5

Dec 16, 2019

This special issue of Alluvium, addresses the affordances and possibilities of contemporary and serial storytelling

“The great connective”: Contemporaneous Storytelling and Emergent Seriality in Ali Smith’s Seasonal.

“The great connective”: Contemporaneous Storytelling and Emergent Seriality in Ali Smith’s Seasonal.

Dec 16, 2019

Alex Calder explores how Ali Smith's 'Autumn' navigates the immediate post-Brexit referendum context and the progression of the series into 'Winter' and 'Spring'

Distancing Affect in Fleabag

Distancing Affect in Fleabag

Dec 16, 2019

Denise Wong explores Waller-Bridge's use of second-person narrative and affect in Fleabag

Dynamic Storytelling in Episodic Videogames

Dynamic Storytelling in Episodic Videogames

Dec 16, 2019

Rebekah Cunningham provides an account of aspects of reciprocity, dynamism, and seriality in episodic videogames.

Transmissions: From Manga to Fandom

Transmissions: From Manga to Fandom

Dec 16, 2019

Hauwa Ahmadu shares an exploration of digital media, reader response theory and seriality, in relation to fan consumption of the One Piece franchise.

Contemporary Storytelling & Seriality: Extended CfP.

Contemporary Storytelling & Seriality: Extended CfP.

Oct 11, 2019

We invite proposals for our December special issue: Contemporary Storytelling and Seriality: Production, Consumption, Reception. The deadline for abstracts is now extended to 23 October and we particularly welcome proposals on comics, games, film, television and podcasts.  We’re keen to include voices from a range of academic...

Alluvium Editorial 7.4

Alluvium Editorial 7.4

Aug 22, 2019

The works of criticism in this issue, while not intentionally organised around a theme, nevertheless cohere around ideas of relation and belonging. In the wake of the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, and in the midst of the ongoing Brexit saga, the emphasis in a number of these articles on notions of care and kinship—those forms of relation which look to challenge and highlight violence against marginalised others—is a welcome reminder of the love and hope at the center of an interconnected world.