The research group Narratives of Resistance (NardeRes) was created out of the common aims of its members to address current media phenomena from a holistic point of view, which is based on the theoretical foundations of perspectives such as Cultural Studies, Audience Studies, critical theory, narrative and structuralist semiotics, social constructivism, Game Studies and Gender Studies.

The group, made up of academics and media professionals, aims to investigate the messages, representations and media practices of the so-called media life of today's society, not only to analyze those that respond to hegemonic discourses, but, above all, to highlight those who oppose it: the minority, the marginal, the resistant.

The areas of activity of the group are, therefore, various and varied, and combine academic and practical perspective, basic and applied research, quantitative and qualitative methodologies: social communication, documentary cinema, fantasy cinema, serial fiction, interactive narrative and ludo-fiction, social media, journalism, democracy and technology, film margins and migration, cross-media production, cultural resistance, musical audiovisual, cultural audiovisual, cultural minorities.

Areas of research

The lines of research will be organized in relation to three main axes, despite having cross-cutting themes and interests:

1) Narratives of the real:

               a) Representations of the work in the documentary images

               b) Geographies of communication, conflict and audiovisual migrations

               c) Cultural Practices and Industries

2) Fictional narratives

               a) Study of social representations (of gender, age, etc.) in the audiovisual and interactive

               b) Analysis of audiovisual and interactive fiction narratives

               c) Film and television narratives

3) Media and culture

               a) Cultural resistance

               b) Media, technology and culture

               c) Hearing and reception studies

Group members

Eloi Aymerich Casas

Soliña Barreiro González



Ana Aitana Fernández Moreno

Elena Gabriela Fraj Herrando

Carlota Frisón Fernández

Maria Fernanda Luna Rassa

Cloe Masotta Lijtmaer

Joan Jordi Miralles Broto

Jorge Oter Gonzalez

Aina Fernandez Aragonés

Scientific production


  • Barreiro, MS (2017). Historicity and originality in the avant-garde European cinema of the twenties. Index.Communication: Cinema and Artistic Avant-Gardes, 7
  • Barreiro, MS, and Elduque, A. (2017). The look and the weight. Iconography of the working class in Chircales and Tierra Nueva. The gaze and weight: Iconography of the working class in Chircales and New Earth. Cinemas of Latin America, 25, 144-155.
  • Gómez García, S., Planells de la Maza, A., and Chicharro Merayo, M. (2017). Do students want to learn with video games? What their users think of the educational potential of this medium. Educate, 53(1), 49-66. ISSN: 0211-819X
  • Huertas, A., and Luna, M. (2017). Islam, migration and media consumption. The gaze of women from North Africa. Social Prism Magazine, no. Special 2, 83-103.
  • Manias-Muñoz, M., Barreiro, MS, and Rodríguez, AI (2017). Public Policies, Diversity and National Cinemas in the Spanish context: Catalonia, Basque Country and Galicia. Communication & Society, 30
  • Planells de la Maza, A. (2017). Video games and the crowdfunding ideology: From the gamer-buyer to the prosumer-investor. Journal of Consumer Culture, 17(3), 620-638. ISSN: 14695405
  • Rey, E., Hediger, V., Montiel Mues, JA, Pinto, R., Muñoz-Aunión, M., Frezza, G. (2017). Germany, Italy, Spain: eroticism and desire under European fascisms (Alemania, Italia, España: el eros y el deseo bajo los fascismos europeos). The Atalante. Journal of Film Studies, 23.
  • Rodríguez-Martínez, R., Mauri-De los Ríos, M., and Fedele, M. (2017). Criticism in journalism as an accountability instrument: the opinion of Spanish journalists. Communication & Society, 30 - 1, 57 - 72. ISSN: 2386-7876
  • Barreiro, MS (2016). The temporary revolt as a method of the avant-garde of the interwar period. Photocinema. Scientific Journal of Cinema and Photography, 12. ISSN: 2172-150
  • Oter, J. (2016). Analysis of a sequence of Salut les cubains (Agnès Varda, 1963): music and filming of photographs. WHAT. Journal of Communication Studies, 41, 33-48. ISSN: 1989-631X
  • Fedele, M., García-Muñoz, N., and Prado, E. (2015). Catalan Adolescents' Media Uses and Leisure Preferences Related to New Media and Television. Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies, 7 - 1, 51-70. ISSN: 17571901
  • Jiménez-Iglesias, M., Fernàndez Aragonès, A. (et al). (2015). Materials created in projects: hands-on, online portals, popes… Scientix Observatory. Luna, M., & Sourdis, C. (2015). Found footage in Colombia. The tradition of rupture. New Cinemas, Journal of Contemporary Films, 13, 1, 51-64. ISSN: 14742756, 20400578
  • Planells de la Maza, A. (2015). Possible worlds, pressure groups and public opinion in the video game Tropico 4. Tripods, 37, 63-77. ISSN: 1138-3305
  • Planells de la Maza, A. (2015). The expressive power of the possible worlds theory in video games: when narratives become interactive and fictional spaces. Communication and Society, 27, 289-302. ISSN: 1645-2089