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NHTI Hosts ‘Storytelling in the Digital Age: The Dawn of a New Genre’

A storybook with lights in the middleCONCORD – NHTI – Concord’s Community College will sponsor Prof. Ann McClellan from Plymouth State University to present Storytelling in the Digital Age through a grant received from the New Hampshire Humanities’ Humanities to Go series.

The program is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 6-7 p.m. and is open to the general public. Those who are interested should email the NHTI Library at NHTILibrary@ccsnh.edu to register and to receive the Zoom meeting ID link as well as an evaluation link.

In an interactive discussion, we will explore how technology affects how we read, write, and experience stories. We will learn about the history and development of electronic literature and hypertext media, the rise of social media and how it affects digital literature (fan fiction, online role-playing games, Twitterature, etc.), and the rise of transmedia storytelling, in which media conglomerates purposefully design text to work across multiple media platforms.

Ann McClellan is professor English and associate provost at Plymouth State University where she teaches 19th and 20th century British literature. She is the author of How British Women Writers Transformed the Campus Novel (2012), Sherlock’s World: Fanfiction and the Reimagining of BBC’s Sherlock (2018), and several articles on cultural topics ranging from servants on screen to social media to fan fiction. She is writing a new monograph on race and Sherlock Holmes adaptations.

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NHTI – Concord’s Community College

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