Narrative Strategies in Television Series

Transgressing the traditional confines of narrative theory, the chapter authors address the question of how form, content, and function intersect in these series.

Author: G. Allrath

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230501003

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

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In the context of a systematic overview of the possibilities of applying narratological concepts to a study of TV series, ten case studies are explored in depth, demonstrating how series such as 24, Buffy, Twin Peaks, Star Trek, Blackadder, and Sex and the City make use of innovative audiovisual means of storytelling. Transgressing the traditional confines of narrative theory, the chapter authors address the question of how form, content, and function intersect in these series.

Biographical Television Drama

This is especially true in the United States, where the influences of cable and satellite first, then streaming services second, have instituted more variety in narrative strategies for television drama (Jenner 2016, 2018; Kelly 2017).

Author: Hannah Andrews

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030646783



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Gendered Re Visions

In: Gaby Allrath and Marion Gymnich (eds.). Narrative Strategies in Television Series. Houndmills/Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 1–43. Arthurs, Jane. 2003. “Sex and the City and the Consumer Culture. Remediating Postfeminist Drama.

Author: Marion Gymnich

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783862346622

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

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Basierend auf der Annahme, dass Geschlechterrollen in den letzten Jahrzehnten zunehmend komplexer und differenzierter geworden sind, wird in den Artikeln des Bandes die Konstruktion von Geschlecht in zeitgenössischen Medienprodukten analysiert. Die AutorInnen geben Einblicke in die vielfältigen medien- und genrespezifischen Umsetzungen der Konstruktion, Perpetuierung und Infragestellung von Geschlechterkonzeptionen in audiovisuellen Medien. Dabei betrachten sie das Zusammenspiel der verschiedenen Ebenen, in denen das »gendering« in diesen Medien angesiedelt ist, und nehmen einem zentralen Ansatz des Bandes folgend eine transmediale Perspektive ein.Das Buch soll durch eingehende Analysen populärer Beispiele aus TV-Serien, Filmen und Musikvideos den Blick der LeserInnen schärfen, wie audiovisuelle Medien auf der einen Seite das Bild von »Weiblichkeit« und »Männlichkeit« beeinflussen und auf der anderen Seite gesellschaftlich verankerte Geschlechternormen reproduzieren.

The 25 Sitcoms that Changed Television Turning Points in American Culture

Kim Akass and Janet McCabe, “Ms. Parker and the Vicious Circle: Female Narrative and Humor in Sex and the City,” in ... Narrative Strategy in Sex and the City,” in Narrative Strategy in Television Series, edited by Gaby Allrath and ...

Author: Aaron Barlow

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440838873

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

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This book spotlights the 25 most important sitcoms to ever air on American television—shows that made generations laugh, challenged our ideas regarding gender, family, race, marital roles, and sexual identity, and now serve as time capsules of U.S. history. • Identifies the reason each show was a turning point in American television and provides analysis of the issues and themes present in each sitcom, how the content was received by the American public, and the lasting effects of the program • Covers a time period of more than half a century, from I Love Lucy to Modern Family • Clearly demonstrates how television as well as American ideals and values have changed dramatically over a fairly short period of time

Cool Istanbul

the audiences' attention in the age where everything from city to narrative, from history to politics and arts, ... 8 Therefore both teasers and openon Gymnich (2005), Narrative Strategies in Television Series, New York: Palgrave ...

Author: Derya Özkan

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839427637

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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This volume investigates the »cool city« phenomenon with an empirical focus on Istanbul. The book approaches »cool Istanbul« not only as a consumable brand but also as a socially produced and politically performed phenomenon. The contributions draw attention to the significance of thinking production, consumption and performance of cities in relation to their imagination, and trigger critical questions beyond disciplinary academic boundaries.

Time Technology and Narrative Form in Contemporary US Television Drama

Narrative Strategies In Television Series. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Anon. 2003. TV Shows on DVD to Be Major Topic at East Coast Video Show. Business Wire, Sept 3. Brooker, Will. 2001. Living on Dawson's Creek: Teen Viewers, ...

Author: JP Kelly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319631189

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 279

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This book examines how television has been transformed over the past twenty years by the introduction of new viewing technologies including DVDs, DVRs and streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. It shows that these platforms have profoundly altered the ways we access and watch television, enabling viewers to pause, rewind, record and archive the once irreversible flow of broadcast TV. JP Kelly argues that changes in the technological landscape of television has encouraged the production of narrative forms that both explore and embody new industrial temporalities. Focusing on US television but also considering the role of TV within a global marketplace, the author identifies three distinct narrative temporalities: “acceleration” (24; Prison Break), “complexity” (Lost; FlashForward), and “retrospection” (Mad Men). Through industrial-textual analysis of television shows, this cross-disciplinary study locates these narrative temporalities in their socio-cultural contexts and examines connections between production, distribution, and narrative form in the contemporary television industry.

Signs of Time

Cumulative Narrative in Broadcast Television Fiction Ursula Ganz-Blättler ... of North Carolina Press 1985 (for the series-serial continuum see “Soap opera narrative structure", pp. 69-84). ... Narrative Strategies in Television Series.

Author: Ursula Ganz-Blättler

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643802736

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 333

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US prime time television drama of the earlier broadcast era featured self-contained storylines and (mostly) amnesiac protagonists. This changed with the arrival of what television scholar Horace Newcomb termed cumulative narrative: Prime-time series of a new era adopted narrative features more typical for daytime soap opera, and leading characters began to remember where they came from. This study explores the organisational patterns and generic implications leading to the rise of cumulative storytelling. It also points to further venues of analysis for backstory narratives and diegetic memory in general.

Handbook of Research on Transmedia Storytelling and Narrative Strategies

It has also become possible to connect to the internet via televisions and perform many things which are be able to be done ... As it is known, storytelling in cinema and television series describes a certain structure depending on the ...

Author: Y?lmaz, Recep

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522553588

Category: Social Science

Page: 599

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Transmedia storytelling is defined as a process where integral elements of fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels to create a unified and coordinated entertainment experience. This process and its narrative models have had an increasing influence on the academic world in addressing both theoretical and practical dimensions of transmedia storytelling. The Handbook of Research on Transmedia Storytelling and Narrative Strategies is a critical scholarly resource that explores the connections between consumers of media content and information parts that come from multimedia platforms, as well as the concepts of narration and narrative styles. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics such as augmented reality, digital society, and marketing strategies, this book explores narration as a method of relating to consumers. This book is ideal for advertising professionals, creative directors, academicians, scriptwriters, researchers, and upper-level graduate students seeking current research on narrative marketing strategies.

Handbook of Intermediality

Narrative Strategies in Television Series. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. Allrath, Gaby, Marion Gymnich, and Carola Surkamp. “Introduction: Towards a Narratology of TV Series.” Narrative Strategies in Television Series.

Author: Gabriele Rippl

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110311075

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 701

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This handbook offers students and researchers compact orientation in their study of intermedial phenomena in Anglophone literary texts and cultures by introducing them to current academic debates, theoretical concepts and methodologies. By combining theory with text analysis and contextual anchoring, it introduces students and scholars alike to a vast field of research which encompasses concepts such as intermediality, multi- and plurimediality, intermedial reference, transmediality, ekphrasis, as well as related concepts such as visual culture, remediation, adaptation, and multimodality, which are all discussed in connection with literary examples. Hence each of the 30 contributions spans both a theoretical approach and concrete analysis of literary texts from different centuries and different Anglophone cultures.

Serial Pinboarding in Contemporary Television

Narrative Strategies in Television Series. Houndsmills/New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Bauer, Matthias, and Christoph Ernst. 2010. Diagrammatik: Einführung in ein kultur- und medienwissenschaftliches Forschungsfeld. Bielefeld: transcript.

Author: Anne Ganzert

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030352721

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 234

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This book provides an in-depth study of pinboards in contemporary television series and develops the interdisciplinary and innovative concept of Serial Pinboarding. Pinboards are character attributes; they visualize thought processes; are used for conspiracy theories, as murder walls, or for complex cases in any genre. They significantly condition, and are conditioned by, seriality. This book discusses how the pinboards in Castle, Homeland, Flash Forward, and Heroes connect evidence, knowledge, and seriality and how through transmediality and fan practices an “age of pinboarding” has formed. Serial Pinboarding in Contemporary Television will appeal to TV enthusiasts, professionals and researchers, and students of TV and production studies, fan studies, media studies, and art theory.

Exploring Seriality on Screen

Narrative Strategies in Television Series. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. Aumont, Jacques. L'Image. Paris: Nathan, 1990. Benjamin, Walter. “The Work of Art at the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”. 1939. In Hannah Arendt (ed.) ...

Author: Ariane Hudelet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000201253

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 270

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This collective book analyzes seriality as a major phenomenon increasingly connecting audiovisual narratives (cinematic films and television series) in the 20th and 21st centuries. The book historicizes and contextualizes the notion of seriality, combining narratological, aesthetic, industrial, philosophical, and political perspectives, showing how seriality as a paradigm informs media convergence and resides at the core of cinema and television history. By associating theoretical considerations and close readings of specific works, as well as diachronic and synchronic approaches, this volume offers a complex panorama of issues related to seriality including audience engagement, intertextuality and transmediality, cultural legitimacy, authorship, and medium specificity in remakes, adaptations, sequels, and reboots. Written by a team of international scholars, this book highlights a diversity of methodologies that will be of interest to scholars and doctoral students across disciplinary areas such as media studies, film studies, literature, aesthetics, and cultural studies. It will also interest students attending classes on serial audiovisual narratives and will appeal to fans of the series it addresses, such as Fargo, Twin Peaks, The Hunger Games, Bates Motel, and Sherlock.

A Level Media Studies

In Narrative Strategies in Television Series (2005), Allrath et al. argue that these new developments in storytelling are shaped in part by new technology. Technological innovations allowed for the manipulation of visuals and sound ...

Author: Pete Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351976992

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 440

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A Level Media Studies is a comprehensive guide to the subject content of AS and A Level Media Studies, across all examining boards. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of both students and teachers with an accessible writing style, helpful notes on key theories and theorists and a range of learning exercises. The book’s overall approach is gradual immersion, assuming no prior knowledge of the subject. Starting with an overview of the discipline, the book moves on to develop increasingly sophisticated ideas whilst repeatedly reinforcing the basic principles of media studies. Each component of media studies is illustrated with practical examples and guided exercises that demonstrate the application of theories and concepts. In addition, numerous case studies offer examples of media studies in practice. Working through these examples, students will acquire the skill set and confidence to tackle the analysis of media products and the discussion of media issues to the standard required at A Level. The focus is on contemporary media, but there is also full acknowledgement of historical precedents, as well as the significance of social, cultural, political and economic contexts. With its clear structure and integrative approach, A Level Media Studies is the ideal introductory resource for students and teachers.

The Hollywood Sequel

As defined by Kristin Thompson in Storytelling in Film and Television (London: Harvard University Press, 2003), p. 97. ... a Narratology of TV Series' in Albrath and Gymnich (eds), Narrative Strategies in Television Series (Basingstoke: ...

Author: Stuart Henderson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781839020193

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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This illuminating study charts the changing role of the Hollywood film sequel over the past century. Considering a range of sequels in their industrial, historical and aesthetic contexts, from The Son of a Sheik (1926) to Toy Story 3 (2010), this book provides a comprehensive history of this critically-neglected yet commercially-dominant art form.

International Perspectives on Rethinking Evil in Film and Television

Television: Technology and Cultural Form. Routledge. ADDITIONAL READING Allrath, G., & Gymnich, M. (Eds.). (2005). Narrative Strategies in Television Series. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9780230501003 Butler, J.G. (2018).

Author: Dilan Tüysüz

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799847793

Category: Good and evil in motion pictures

Page: 248

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Aestheticization of evil is a frequently used formula in cinema and television. However, the representation of evil as an aesthetic object pushes it out of morality. Moral judgments can be pushed aside when evil is aestheticized in movies or TV series because there is no real victim. Thus, situations such as murder or war can become a source of aesthetic pleasure. Narratives in cinema and television can sometimes be based on a simple good-evil dichotomy and sometimes they can be based on individual or social experiences of evil and follow a more complicated method. Despite the various ways evil is depicted, it is a moral framework in film and television that must be researched to study the implications of aestheticized evil on human nature and society.

International Perspectives on Rethinking Evil in Film and Television examines the changing representations of evil on screen in the context of the commonness, normalization, aestheticization, marginalization, legitimization, or popularity of evil. The chapters provide an international perspective of the representations of evil through an exploration of the evil tales or villains in cinema and television. Through looking at these programs, this book highlights topics such as the philosophy of good and evil, the portrayal of heroes and villains, the appeal of evil, and evil’s correspondence with gender and violence. This book is ideal for sociologists, professionals, researchers and students working or studying in the field of cinema and television and practitioners, academicians, and anyone interested in the portrayal and aestheticization of evil in international film and television.

Inside The Writers Room

Allrath, Gaby and Marion Gymnich: Narrative Strategies in Television Series (2005, Palgrave Macmillan) Alvarez, Rafael and David Simon: The Wire: Truth Be Told (2010, Grove Press) Barnouw, Erik: Tube of Plenty: The Evolution of American ...

Author: Christina Kallas

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137338136

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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US television drama has gained recognition for its sophisticated narrative form, and the role of the writer has been central to this. Here television writers share their experiences and practices of writing for highly successful shows such as The Sopranos, Seinfeld, Cheers, Sex and the City, The Wire, Mad Men, The Big C and Boardwalk Empire.

The Whedonverse Catalog

Narrative Strategies in Television Series, edited by Gaby Allrath and Marion Gymnich, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, pp. 132–50. Althans, Katrin. “Playing the Buffyverse, Playing the Gothic: Genre, Gender and Cross-Media Interactivity in ...

Author: Don Macnaughtan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476670591

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 270

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"The author describes all of Whedon's work, covering both the original texts of the Whedonverse, along with secondary materials focusing on Whedon's projects, including 2000 books, essays, articles, documentaries and dissertations"--


What characterizes the narrative television series, and how is it particularly well-suited to the form of television? ... before the viewer, force the television series to rely on some distinctly different narrative strategies. 1.

Author: Jeremy G. Butler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135635411

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Community Seriality and the State of the Nation British and Irish Television Series in the 21st Century

Yet, Love/Hate is not only a television show which mirrors contemporary society; it is also the outcome of its aesthetic form, i.e. its open serial form which is important for an ... Narrative Strategies in Television Series.

Author: Caroline Lusin

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 9783823392491

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Since the turn of the 21st century, the television series has rivalled cinema as the paradigmatic filmic medium. Like few other genres, it lends itself to exploring society in its different layers. In the case of Great Britain and Ireland, it functions as a key medium in depicting the state of the nation. Focussing on questions of genre, narrative form, and serialisation, this volume examines the variety of ways in which popular recent British and Irish television series negotiate the concept of community as a key component of the state of the nation.

How to Watch Television Second Edition

She notes that the rudimentary taxonomy works for characters in all moving image forms, but that specific media or narrative strategies may vary techniques. For example, the ongoing storytelling process in television series allows for ...

Author: Ethan Thompson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479890668

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 396

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A new edition that brings the ways we watch and think about television up to the present We all have opinions about the television shows we watch, but television criticism is about much more than simply evaluating the merits of a particular show and deeming it “good” or “bad.” Rather, criticism uses the close examination of a television program to explore that program’s cultural significance, creative strategies, and its place in a broader social context. How to Watch Television, Second Edition brings together forty original essays—more than half of which are new to this edition—from today’s leading scholars on television culture, who write about the programs they care (and think) the most about. Each essay focuses on a single television show, demonstrating one way to read the program and, through it, our media culture. From fashioning blackness in Empire to representation in Orange is the New Black and from the role of the reboot in Gilmore Girls to the function of changing political atmospheres in Roseanne, these essays model how to practice media criticism in accessible language, providing critical insights through analysis—suggesting a way of looking at TV that students and interested viewers might emulate. The contributors discuss a wide range of television programs past and present, covering many formats and genres, spanning fiction and non-fiction, broadcast, streaming, and cable. Addressing shows from TV’s earliest days to contemporary online transformations of the medium, How to Watch Television, Second Edition is designed to engender classroom discussion among television critics of all backgrounds. To access additional essays from the first edition, visit the "links" tab at