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dc.creatorWilde, Lukas R.A.
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-30T11:44:59Z
dc.date.available2021-07-30T11:44:59Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://mediarep.org/handle/doc/17253
dc.description.abstractThis introduction to the topic of character recontextualization sets out to ad-dress a variety of character products that cannot be adequately described as ›narrative‹: Coffee mugs, clothes, office supplies, and other material objects. Fictitious entities such as Hello Kitty or Hatsune Miku have given rise to a veri-table wave of literature in Japanese studies outlining a ›pre-narrative character theory‹. Characters without stories, based entirely on highly affective iconogra-phies, often function as hubs, interfaces, or intersections for diverging ›games of make-believe‹ that are in turn often forms of an aesthetic, medial, social, and especially diegetic recontextualization. Consequently, every pre-narrative char-acter could also be addressed as a decontextualized, trans-fictional, trans-world, or »meta-narrative nodal point« (AZUMA). Often, these recontextualiza-tions take place within the collaborative networks of participatory culture, high-lighting the decontextualized character state as central to what is known as ›media convergence‹ or ›media mix‹. I will situate these discussions within the field of international character theory, arguing that a systematic divide runs through existing literature on how to deal with decontextualized, trans-fic-tional, trans-world entities. My article closes with some indications on what a discourse often seen as specific for Japanese studies, might contribute on a variety of international phenomena and perspectives.en
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherHerbert von Halem
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIMAGE. Zeitschrift für interdisziplinäre Bildwissenschaft
dc.rights.urihttps://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectTransmedialitätde
dc.subjectFiktionde
dc.subjectCharakterde
dc.subjectIdentitätde
dc.subjectKyaraen
dc.subjectCharacteren
dc.subjectmediaen
dc.subjectficitonen
dc.subjectRecontextualizationen
dc.subjecttransmediaen
dc.subjectidentityen
dc.subjectnarrativeen
dc.subjectcultureen
dc.subject.ddcddc:770
dc.titleRecontextualizing Characters. Media Convergence and Pre-/Meta-Narrative Character Circulationen
dc.typearticle
dc.type.statuspublishedVersion
local.source.spage3
local.source.epage21
local.source.issue1
local.source.volume15
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/16391
local.source.issueTitleSpecial Issue of Issue 29
dc.relation.isPartOfissn:1614-0885
dc.publisher.placeKöln
local.coverpage2021-07-30T13:51:27
local.identifier.firstpublishedhttp://www.gib.uni-tuebingen.de/image/ausgaben-3?function=fnArticle&showArticle=516


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