Call for Proposals | Routledge Advances in Transmedia Studies

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Routledge Advances in Transmedia Studies

Series Editor: Matthew Freeman
Aims and Scope:
This series publishes research monographs and edited collections that sit at the cutting edge of today’s interdisciplinary cross-platform media landscape, considering emerging transmedia applications in and across industries, cultures, arts, practices, or research methodologies. The series is especially interested in research exploring the future possibilities of an interconnected media landscape that looks beyond the field of media studies, broadening to include socio-political contexts, education, experience design, mixed-reality, journalism, the proliferation of screens, as well as art- and writing-based dimensions to do with the role of digital platforms.

Matthew Freeman is Reader in Multiplatform Media and Co-Director of The Centre for Media Research at Bath Spa University. He is the author of Historicising Transmedia Storytelling (2016) and Industrial Approaches to Media (2016), the co-author of Transmedia Archaeology (2014), and the co-editor of Global Convergence Cultures (2018) and The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies (2018).
Call For Proposals:
The series is now accepting proposals for consideration. Topics may consider – but are lot limited to – the following themes:
  • New approaches to transmedia studies in diverse industrial and disciplinary contexts, e.g. transmedia photography, transmedia documentary, transmedia heritage, transmedia identity, transmedia education;
  • New approaches to transmedia cultures and non-commercial applications of transmediality around the world, e.g. transmedia for social change;
  • New approaches to transmedia arts and writing practices beyond the field of media studies;
  • New approaches to transmedia experiential technologies, e.g. virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile platforms, apps.
More specific questions of interest might include the following:
  • What are the creative or artistic possibilities for transmediality as a concept and practice, particularly in the context of emerging technologies?
  • How do different industries approach the practice of transmediality, and how do we account for local manifestations of transmediality across sectors?
  • What are the social consequences and dimensions of transmediality, e.g. how has the normalization of digital and cross-platform circulation and interaction affected social life and power relations in society?
  • What are the more diverse values of the ‘transmedia’ term across different disciplines, e.g. what can approaches from participatory theatre or psychology contribute to understandings of transmediality? 
  • What new research methodologies should be adapted to transmedia studies, e.g. how can combined practical and theoretical approaches be applied to particular lines of cross-platform research?
Please send initial expressions of interest in proposing a title for this series to Matthew Freeman (

Following this, authors/editors with proposals meeting the aims and scope for the series will be invited to submit full proposals to Routledge.