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Transmedia Storytelling and Entertainment: An annotated syllabus

ByHenry Jenkins

What follows is the syllabus I used in teaching a course on Transmedia Storytelling and

Entertainment at the University of Southern California. Like many of you, I see teaching

as a great chance to test and refine my evolving ideas in front of a critically engaged

audience. While I had been writing off and on about transmedia topics for some time, this

was the first time I had a chance to explore the concepts systematically through my

teaching. Teaching a class on transmedia is especially challenging – in part because the

topic represents an intersection between fields of research that are normally held as

methodologically separate.