Serial Prestige: Values in Contemporary “High-End” Episodic and Serial Drama
Values in Contemporary “High-End” Episodic and Serial Drama
For this potential anthology with an academic press, the editors invite essays addressing cultural and production values of post-2000 episodic and serial dramas (cable, network, streaming) in view of their ambition to dissolve or minimize oppositions between high and low culture.
We are particularly interested how intertextuality, auteurism, and remediation navigate between commercial appeal and attempts at inclusiveness and diversity. Essays might, for example, address how narrative and stylistic intertextual experimentation speaks to hegemony, or how a series produces global appeal or prestige, or how serialization creates spaces for transmedia storytelling, intermedial marketing, and transnational narration. Essays should show theoretical acumen within historical, industrial, and socio-political contexts.