Digital Narrative

15 credits

In this course, students will engage deeply with various forms of digital texts, including video games, interactive fiction, web poetry, YouTube video content, and social media narratives. Through analysis and discussion, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how digital media renegotiate the notion of narrative and how storytelling functions across the diverse digital forms.

A central focus of the course lies in exploring the theoretical frameworks that underpin digital narratives. Through the study of intermediality, narratology, and transmedial narratology, students will develop a nuanced appreciation for the complexities of contemporary storytelling practices.

In today’s rapidly changing world, digital narratives play a crucial role in mediating our relationship with environment, society and culture. By examining the socio-cultural relevance of digital narratives, students will uncover how these narratives reflect and respond to the crises and transformations of our time.

The course blends academic assignments with hands-on practical tasks. By actively participating in the creation of digital narratives, students will not only analyze but also contribute to the evolving landscape of storytelling in the digital age.

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.

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