STUDY QUESTION 2: Deadline 19.06.2019
In our group discussions, we have by now discussed a number of examples of serial formats, both from 19th century British periodicals and current examples of fan fictions of a ‘convergent’, to use Jenkins’ term, media culture. While we discussed film and images more on the side in the first sessions, we have now also started to look at visual and audio-visual forms of seriality. Please answer one of the following questions:
- Are there structural similarities between the older textual serial forms we discussed in the expert presentations and the newer textual ones? What are they? Is seriality a driving force of convergence culture, and if so, why?
- Is there a fundamental difference between the textual serial forms and the audio-visual serial forms we discussed? If you think there is, why? If you think that media difference is malleable or less important in discussing seriality, what are your arguments?