CFP: [Victorian] NEMLA panel: "Fins-de-siecles: Narrative Form in the Victorian and Postmodern Serial"
Critics and fans alike defend the status of shows like *The Wire* and *The Sopranos* by calling them
â€œthe new Dickens.â€ Obviously, the expansive form encourages readers to consider these narratives
as parallel, but what about the serialâ€™s status as a commodity? How is the behavior of Victorian and
postmodern serial readers similar? Why have these famously â€œaddictiveâ€ narratives taken hold of the
popular imagination at these particular historical moments? This panel hopes to address these
questions and more, considering seriality through a transatlantic and transhistorical lens.
Psychoanalytic, cultural studies, and feminist perspectives are encouraged, as are papers that
consider other contemporary or Victorian serialized media (comics/graphic novels, theater, film,
etc.). Please address a CV and 250-500 word paper proposal by Sept 15 to Anne Moore at
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