[UPDATE] NeMLA 2013 - Theorizing Tension in Television Drama

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NeMLA
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rpc2108@columbia.edu

NeMLA 2013 - Theorizing Tension in Television Drama
full name / name of organization:
Roderick Cooke, Columbia University
contact email:
rpc2108@columbia.edu
Recent years have seen the rise of TV dramas (Mad Men, Luck) that downplay tension in favour of atmosphere and characterization: yet tense dramas like True Blood and 24 have also thrived. What can theoretical readings reveal about these diverse series? Papers on all current and recent televised drama series welcomed. Possible approaches include, but are not limited to, psychoanalytic, chronotopic, formalist and ecocritical.

300-word abstracts (include name, affiliation and email) to Rod Cooke, rpc2108@columbia.edu.

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