One to Rule Them All. Transmedial World and the Witcher Universe Cover Image

Jeden, by wszystkimi rządzić. Świat transmedialny (transmedial world) a uniwersum Wiedźmina
One to Rule Them All. Transmedial World and the Witcher Universe

Author(s): Krzysztof M. Maj
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: The Witcher; Sapkowski; worldbuilding; transmedial world; franchise universe

Summary/Abstract: The article makes use of Lisbeth Klastrup and Susana Tosca’s notion of transmedial world which has not been introduced to Polish humanities so far. The notion serves here to describe the characteristics of the Witcher universe encompassing books, movies, TV series, video games trilogy, role-playing games and comics. The analysis of the Witcher’s world is also the point of departure for a comparative study between the way the transmedial world is constructed and transmedial story as described in Henry Jenkins’s Convergence Culture. Additionally, it enables the author to comment upon the narrative dynamics of fantasy worldbuilding which differs considerably from traditional mechanisms of representation.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1 (9)
  • Page Range: 11-28
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish