Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Media Studies

Reader 1

T. Kim-Trang Tran

Reader 2

Ming-Yuen Ma

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© 2014 Alicen M. Lewis


Fish Out of Water: A Transmedia Adaptation of The Little Mermaid is a critical examination of how by using transmedia approaches to storytelling we are able to make characters with less common background more relatable. In this project the story of Maria, a first generation student, is told through the mediums of vlogs, blog posts, tumblr, and twitter.

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This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.