Digital Stories: Narratives and Aesthetics in Post-network Media

deadline for submissions: 
April 6, 2018
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University of York, UK
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Digital Stories: Narratives and Aesthetics in Post-network Media


Department of Theatre, Film and Television, TFTV

University of York

Symposium, 21st June, 2018



Technology has radically changed our ways to approach, consume and enjoy media. The aesthetic experience of watching a Netflix series or engaging with the comments section in a newsfeed has become a daily experience we couldn’t have imagined a decade ago. These new ways of relating to media are shaping new narratives, from creators shaking off the boundaries and conventions of film and TV to audiences becoming content-creators themselves. These new dynamics are raising both important questions and interesting ideas. This one-day symposium is a series of events that aim to generate a dialogue around these issues by Postgraduate researchers and practitioners of all levels.


Keynote speaker: Dr Glen Creeber will open the symposium with his presentation 'Breaking the Loop: Contemporary TV Drama and Convergence'.


We invite submissions to reflect and dialogue about subjects like (but not limited to):

-       Transmedia and Crossmedia

-       Narrative and aesthetic formats in digitality

-       Interactive narratives

-       Performing arts in a hypermediated context

-       Inclusion of digitality in performing arts aesthetics

-       Aesthetics in post-humanities

-       Digital creative communities

-       Narratives of post-truth

-       Relation and conflict between virtuality and reality

We want to invite postgraduate researchers and practitioners of any discipline that explores the changes and challenges of digitality in storytelling arts.


Abstracts to be submitted to



-       April 6th – Deadline for abstracts submission

-       May 4th – Selection

-       June 21st – Symposium