Seriality

continuity and disruption in the contemporary medial and cultural environment

Keywords: Seriality, Binge-viewing, Interruption, Time, Immediacy, Victorian serials

Abstract

This article aims to problematise two main tendencies to be found in recent scholarship concerning seriality, more specifically how the new era of bountiful production and consumption of serialised narratives relates to seriality as we have appraised and experienced it in previous eras. At stake here are matters of continuity and/or disruption in the changing landscape of media storytelling. I define the two tendencies, respectively, as denied continuity – since it argues for a radical break between contemporary and earlier serial televisual forms – and disregarded disruption – with reference to the apparent blindness of academia to the disruption of seriality brought about by new technology and culturally-enabled viewing practices.

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Published
2019-12-26
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Buonanno, M. (2019). Seriality. MATRIZes, 13(3), 37-58. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v13i3p37-58
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