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Narrative Strategies in Television Series

  • Gaby Allrath
  • Marion Gymnich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Towards a Narratology of TV Series

    1. Gaby Allrath, Marion Gymnich, Carola Surkamp
      Pages 1-43
  3. Beyond Realism: Authentifying and Subjectifying Narrative Strategies

  4. Multi-layered Characters, Multi-layered Narratives

  5. Narrating Gender/Gendering Narratives

  6. (Re)Narrating History

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 229-231

About this book


In the context of a systematic overview of the possibilities of applying narratological concepts to a study of TV series, ten case studies are explored in depth, demonstrating how series such as 24, Buffy, Twin Peaks, Star Trek, Blackadder, and Sex and the City make use of innovative audiovisual means of storytelling. Transgressing the traditional confines of narrative theory, the chapter authors address the question of how form, content, and function intersect in these series.


Narrative space television

Editors and affiliations

  • Gaby Allrath
  • Marion Gymnich
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GiessenGermany

About the editors

ELISABETH BIRK Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Linguistics, Aachen, Germany HANNE BIRK is currently working on a Ph.D. on 'remembering' in contemporary novels by Maori (New Zealand), Aborigine (Australia), and First Nations (Canada) authors STEFAN DEINES Teaching and Research Assistant, Philosophy Department, University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany ESTHER FRITSCH Teacher, University of Wuppertal, Germany SANDRA HEINEN is currently working on a doctoral thesis on authorship in English Romanticism. She has written essays concerned with narrative strategies in film, television, and literature and co-edited Krisen des Verstehens um 1800 (2004) JANINE MATTHEES works as Project Manager at a marketing agency DIRK SCHULZ works for gender Inn, an online database for literature on Gender Studies and Women's Studies, and gender forum, an electronic journal and he teaches English/American literature and culture, University of Cologne, Germany KLAUDIA SEIBEL is currently working on her doctoral thesis on hybrid genres in the contemporary British novel CAROLA SURKAMP Lecturer, University of Giessen, Germany, in the Department of Teaching English as a Foreign Language ECKART VOIGTS-VIRCHOW Visiting Professor, University of Vienna, Austria. He has published widely on contemporary drama, film and media studies, and Dennis Potter.

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