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José M. Blázquez

PhD in Film and Television Studies, Faculty of Arts



José M. Blázquez has recently completed his PhD at the Department of Culture, Film and Media at The University of Nottingham (UK). He has been working as Teaching Affiliate at the University of Nottingham, Teaching Associate at the University of Valladolid (Spain), Visiting Speaker at the University of Salamanca (Spain) and the University of Granada (Spain), Visiting Lecturer at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and the University of Carl Von Ossietzky in Oldenburg (Germany), and Visiting Scholar at SUNY Binghamton (USA). He is also an award-winning media practitioner with experience in directing, producing and writing for advertisement, films, documentaries and other media outputs.

Research Title:

'Participatory worlds: Audience participation in fictional worlds'.


Prof. Roberta Pearson

Dr. Elizabeth Evans

Research Interests:

Co-creation, participatory culture, transmedia storytelling, gaming, audience studies, cultural industries, media production and circulation, fandom, and peer-to-peer production.


Conference Papers:

'Exploring User Participation in Fictional Worlds: Players' Agency in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games'. Second International Conference on Communication & Media Studies. Vancouver, 16-17 November 2017.

'Mapping Participatory Storyworlds: Expansion of Fictional Universes Through User Participation'. Expanding Universes: International Conference. Krakow, 23-25 September 2016.

'Participatory worlds: models of collaborative textual production beyond the entertainment industry'. 'Transgressive Textualities': A Postgraduate Symposium. Malta, 20-21 May 2016.

"Fan Culture: Transforming Realities". ICA 2013 Pre-conference on Transmedia Storytelling: Theories, Methods and Research Strategies. London, 17 June 2013.


Blázquez, José M. 'Defining participatory worlds: Canonical expansion of fictional worlds through audience participation', Facta Ficta: Journal of Theory, Narrative & Media (in press).

Blázquez, José M. 2016, 'Participatory worlds: models of collaborative textual production beyond the entertainment industry' , Antae, 3 (3). pp. 310-323.

Blázquez, José M. 2011, 'Elemental, querido Watson', Revista Letra Clara, 0.

Books Chapters:

"Arnulfo y Querubín" in Premios de la Universidad de Granada a la Creación Artística y Científica para estudiantes universitarios. (Artistic and Scientific Creation Awards for University Students-: University of Granada) University of Granada, Granada, 2010.

"Calderillo Bejarano" and "Sapitos de escarcha y leche" for the book Comida, Arte y Literatura. (Food, Art, and Literature) Salamanca: Salamanca 2005 Plaza Mayor de Europa, 2005.

Magazine and Newspaper Articles:

More than 50 articles published in Diario Siglo XXI

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