Postscript on the Gilmore Girls

For a while now, I've wanted to share some of my thoughts on the netflix revival of Gilmore Girls. By now it appears almost too late to post them - which probably says a lot more about our perception of time in 2017 than about the show. I am a first-generation Gilmore-addict, so please excuse if... weiterlesen →

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Ending Seriality. Continuing Serially.

The last couple of days, I’ve been sharing the final moments of the popular seriality research unit with some wonderful people in Berlin. Academically, I grew up in that group. When I studied in Hannover University's MA program, the seriality group was based in Göttingen – close enough to encounter and learn from much of... weiterlesen →

Staging Comics in Serial Film, 1936-2008: Presentation at the 22nd SERCIA Conference in Paris, September 8-10, 2016

Coming September, Ilka Brasch and I will be co-presenting a joint paper titled “Opening Gambits: Staging Comics & Television in Serial Film, 1936-2008” at the 22nd annual conference of SERCIA, the french association for the study of Anglophone cinema, in Paris, France (you can find the CfP here). Our paper, which will be part of a conference on “Cinema & Seriality,” will focus on a discussion of the medially self-reflexive opening scenes of a number of serials and films that adapt characters and properties originally introduced in comics, and discuss examples from 1930s film serials up to superhero blockbusters from the 2000s. Instead of merely posting our abstract as announcement here, I thought I'll leave a clip and a few lines from my working draft (along with the abstract, which is included below, and can also be found here) as a teaser for things to come. Comments & suggestions on this early stage work are very much welcome!

Conference Report „Managing Mass Culture: Serialization, Standardization and Modernity, 1880-1940“

I am happy to anounce that the report I wrote on the conference proceedings of "Managing Mass Culture: Serialization, Standardization and Modernity, 1880-1940" (Hanover April 23-25, 2015) has now been published by H-Soz-Kult. To read the report, follow this link [conference report on H-Soz-Kult] or see below and, most importantly: enjoy! Managing Mass Culture: Serialization,... weiterlesen →

Interview with Radio Ö1

Earlier this week, Austrian public radio station Österreich 1 aired an episode of their daily culture magazine Kulturjournal which focused on trends in contemporary American television series -- and it featured an interview with me, recorded last Thursday by the segment's producer Benno Feichter. It's my first time on the radio, and I am quite happy with the result;... weiterlesen →

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