My Next Academic Talk: Mono-Polymorphism

Yep, you read it right. I’m presenting my theory on Mono-Polymorphism tomorrow (Friday Sept 15th) at Sydney University at a talk I was invited to give. 🙂

Mono-Polymorphism: A Paradigm for Understanding Cross-Media Entertainment
Christy Dena

In the age of cross-media production works are distributed over time and
space like never before. A story can be adapted into numerous media and arts
forms; episodes traverse television and digital games; a plot can stretch
from a book to the web; a work of fiction can be indistinguishable from
reality and a work of art indistinguishable from marketing. The
methodological discourses touched by this phenomenon are, among others,
Narratology, Ludology, Media Studies and Semiotics. How does one recognise,
analyse and frame these works? Introducing Mono-Polymorphism: the theory where
many forms and the singular co-exist. Giddy with the notion of a ‘unified
theory of everything’, this theory seeks to provide a schema for
understanding the meta-discursive, taxonomical, and rhetorical complexity of
these works. And yes, the dissonance with ‘mono-polymorphism’ is
intentional.

It will be in the Rogers Room, Woolley Building at 3pm. All welcome!