Friday, 25 November 2016

On 'Digital Narratives' @ University of Madras

Dear Colleagues, Students and Friends,

One of our dynamic faculty friends from the UK will visit us and deliver a lecture on Friday, 02 December 2016. 

You are most welcome to join us in the Department of English, University of Madras, at 2 pm.

Topic of the Lecture: Digital Narratives: The Changing Face of Creative Non-Fiction

In the last decade, creative non-fiction — known also as literary journalism or simply ‘longform’—has seen significant changes. 

Much of the genre is published online today, as digital narratives, and stories traditionally told by way of the written word have come to include more and more multimedia elements. The emphasis now is on providing the reader an ‘immersive experience’. This lecture looks at that evolution, juxtaposing it against the transmedia storytelling playing out particularly in the world of fiction.

About the Speaker: Dr Chindu Sreedharan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Journalism, English and Communication at Bournemouth University, England. He holds a PhD in Conflict Reporting. He is interested in social media and creative non-fiction, and is particularly fascinated by the intersection of journalism and literature. 

A former journalist, Dr Sreedharan is an experimental storyteller, interested in digital narratives, particularly in stories on social media. While his current projects relate to 360-degree stories and multimodality on Steller, he is best known for Epic Retold, an experimental novel written on Twitter, and published by Harper Collins. Dr Sreedharan heads Connect India, BU’s global outreach hub for engaging with South Asia.
Dr Chindu Sreedharan
Programme Leader, MA Media & Communication
W336, School of Journalism, English and Communication
Bournemouth University
Poole, England BH12 5BB

All are Welcome!

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