Serializing Age

Aging and Old Age in TV Series

Edited by Maricel Oró-Piqueras and Anita Wohlmann

Transcript-Verlag

Serializing Age

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Pub Date: August 2016

ISBN: 9783837632767

276 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Serializing Age

Aging and Old Age in TV Series

Edited by Maricel Oró-Piqueras and Anita Wohlmann

Transcript-Verlag

Serialized storytelling provides intriguing opportunities for critical representations of age and aging. In contrast to the finite character of films, television narratives can unfold across hundreds of episodes and multiple seasons. Contemporary viewing practices and new media technologies have resulted in complex television narratives, in which experimental temporalities and revisions of narrative linearity and chronological time have become key features. This volume investigates how the TV series as a powerful cultural medium can shape representations of age and aging, such as in Orange Is The New Black, The Wire, or Desperate Housewives, to understand what it means to live in time.

About the Author

Maricel Oró-Piqueras teaches literature at the Univerity of Lleida, Spain. She specializes in representations of aging in contemporary fiction.

Anita Wohlmann is a postdoctoral researcher at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. Her research focuses on age studies, American film and culture studies, and medical humanities.