Jill McGuire's Thesis Presentation

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Jill McGuire's Thesis Presentation

We invite you to attend the Thesis Presentation of Jill McGuire, a Doctor of Creative Arts candidate within the School of Communication and Creative Industries, in the Faculty of Arts, Business and Law.

Title: inWünderland: exploring models for authoring a transmedia novel

Presenter: Jill McGuire

When: Wednesday 15 August from 1-2pm

Where: Building E, 1.04

Abstract: This doctorate of Creative Arts, Creative Writing entitled inWünderland includes a novel, web-based mobile phone application and accompanying exegesis, addressing the primary research question: How can I construct an immersive, cohesive transmedia novel that purposefully weaves multimodal narrative elements across a range of media? A balanced approach between research-led practice and practice-led research, as advocated by Smith & Dean (2009) and Skains’ model of Creative Cognition (2016), has been chosen as the methodological approach for undertaking this research question.

The transmedia novel inWünderland, is a detective fiction memoir inspired by multi-layered narrative productions such as Twin Peaks and The X-Files. The novel is based on the search by Detective Benjamin D’Bucci for missing twin teenagers, Rose and Trinity Daniels. D’Bucci’s superior Superintendent Diana Holden is also assisting on the case.

In order to communicate in secret with D’Bucci, Holden creates seven case files, which she uploads to the internet for D’Bucci to access via his mobile phone. However, through a series of misadventures, D’Bucci has no idea that the case files exist. After the investigation closes and Diana Holden is dead, D’Bucci discovers the files. His memoir, inWünderland, is D’Bucci’s attempt to tell his story of what happened during the original investigation in the hope that ‘the public’ (readers of his memoir) may be able to help him solve the unsettling mystery of what happened to Rose and Trinity Daniels.

Bio: Jill McGuire is a publishing professional with over 20 years of industry experience. For 10 years she worked for Wiley publishers, as the Director of Digital Publishing. Jill has had an enduring interest in media convergence – in 2004 she completed her masters research in creative arts @ USC, investigating models for combining print and digital technologies. Her doctoral studies are a continuation of these investigations, with a focus on innovations for authoring and alternative approaches to transmedia publishing.

Should you have any questions about this event please contact FABLHDR@usc.edu.au.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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