Changing Series: Narrative Models and the Role of the Viewer in Contemporary Television Seriality

  • Veronica Innocenti Università di Bologna
  • Guglielmo Pescatore Università di Bologna
Keywords: Narrative Models, TV Seriality, Narrative Ecosystems, Vast Narratives, Viewers Engagement

Abstract

In the past few years television serial narratives have gone through some severe changes in the way they are organized from a narrative point of view, as well as in the way they are perceived by the audiences. Our article originates from the necessity of investigating the products of this new wave of serial production, with the purpose of focusing on narrative formulas and on the relationships that serial products establish with their users. Vast serialized narratives are not just texts anymore, they have become complex universes of meaning that last for long time and that have a strong influence on the audiences. The article aims to investigate serial narratives as usable objects, that are not just seen by the public, but that are part of a complex experience. 

Author Biographies

Veronica Innocenti, Università di Bologna
Ricercatore Confermato Dipartimento delle Arti
Guglielmo Pescatore, Università di Bologna
Professore Ordinario, Dipartimento delle Arti
Published
2015-04-27
How to Cite
Innocenti, V., & Pescatore, G. (2015). Changing Series: Narrative Models and the Role of the Viewer in Contemporary Television Seriality. Between, 4(8). https://doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/4
Section
TV Serials and New Reception Models