Reading Contemporary Serial Television Universes: A Narrative Ecosystem Framework

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Reading Contemporary Serial Television Universes provides a new framework—the metaphor of the narrative ecosystem—for the analysis of serial television narratives. Contributors use this metaphor to address the ever-expanding and evolving structure of narratives far beyond their usual spatial and temporal borders, in general and in reference to specific series. Other scholarly approaches consider each narrative as composed of modular elements, which combine to create a bigger picture. The narrative ecosystem approach, on the other hand, argues that each portion of the narrative world contains all of the main elements that characterize the world as a whole, such as narrative tensions, production structures, creative dynamics and functions. The volume details the implications of the narrative ecosystem for narrative theory and the study of seriality, audiences and fandoms, production, and the analysis of the products themselves.
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About the author

Paola Brembilla

is a Adjunct Professor in Television and Media Studies at Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

Ilaria A. De Pascalis

is Assistant Professor in Film and Television Studies at Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy.
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Routledge
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Published on
May 25, 2018
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781351628358
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Language
English
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Genres
Performing Arts / Television / General
Performing Arts / Television / History & Criticism
Social Science / Media Studies
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