Lecture: Jason Mittell, Complex Television: The Poetics of Contemporary Storytelling – June 21, 2013

Complex Television: The Poetics of Contemporary Storytelling

Jason Mittell, Middlebury College, USA

Lecture & Discussion:
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under the aegis of the ASCA Television Seminar: Televisual Encounters with/in the Humanities, and RMeS)

Date & Time: Friday June 21, 2013, 2 pm
Location: University of Amsterdam – Vondelzaal (University Library, Singel 425, room C 1.08)

Participants are encouraged to read the Introduction and first chapter of the forthcoming book Complex Television: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling

The two chapters are available. They are also accessible at http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/mcpress/complextelevision/

Jason Mittell is Professor of American Studies and Film & Media Culture at Middlebury College, in Vermont, USA. He is the author of Genre and Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture (Routledge, 2004), and Television and American Culture (Oxford University Press, 2009). He has two books forthcoming from New York University Press: How to Watch Television, an anthology co-edited with Ethan Thompson, and Complex Television: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling, which is available in-process for open peer review via MediaCommons Press. He writes the blog Just TV.