Serial Fictions: The Art of "To Be Continued"


A survey of the forms that seriality has taken: from Arabian Nights and Journey to the West, to Victorian serialists like Dickens and Conan Doyle, to daily "funnies" and comics, anime and manga, contemporary genre fiction and endless movie sequels. Course will focus on diverse media (oral traditions, modern novels, cinema, soap operas, graphic novels, fanfiction, transmedial narratives, social media) that use the serial form as audience lure and aesthetic device. One course.

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