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Published on Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Abstract

Following the conferences devoted to US network series produced from the 1950s to the 1970s (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier, May 2018), during the 1980s (UPVM, February 2019) or the 1990s (UPVM, February 2020), this conference will focus on network series of the following decade: 2000-2010. Our aim is to give center stage to series that have often been either neglected or analyzed through restricted methodological approaches, and to contribute to re-historicizing the study of television series by refusing to focus solely on the hyper-contemporary series currently being aired.

Announcement

Call for papers, Network Series of the 2000s conference, October 10th and 11th 2024, Montpellier

Argument

Following the conferences devoted to US network series produced from the 1950s to the 1970s (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier, May 2018), during the 1980s (UPVM, February 2019) or the 1990s (UPVM, February 2020), this conference will focus on network series of the following decade: 2000-2010. Our aim is to give center stage to series that have often been either neglected or analyzed through restricted methodological approaches, and to contribute to re-historicizing the study of television series by refusing to focus solely on the hyper-contemporary series currently being aired.

While network television can be seen as a chronicle of the cultural evolution of the United States over the last 75 years, it has also established almost all the programming formats we know today, both in the US and around the world. Crime dramas, courtroom dramas, medical dramas, soap operas, sitcoms – the numerous serial formats and genres that we know today were all created as early as the 1950s.

In addition to the historical importance of networks in the development of television series and their impact in economic and sociological terms, the conference specifically invites contributors to reflect on the aesthetic, narrative, media, ideological, political and cultural aspects of series in the 2000s.

Indeed, in the first decade of the 21st century, a large number of US network series emerged as original, stimulating and sometimes dissident works, helping to transform aesthetic and ideological models of audiovisual storytelling. 24, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Heroes, The Office, Prison Break or The West Wing all contributed to the development of the serialized or semi-serialized form. What narrative devices did these series use to lure viewers from episode to episode and from season to season? What are the ideological and ethical consequences of these prolonged sequels, of these constantly delayed conclusions?

Few media specialists today are interested in the role of network television in the current third era of television, which covers the first two decades of the 21st century, not least because the third era of television is essentially defined by an abrupt break with the network television model of the 20th century. This third era began with the ‘Prestige TV’ phenomenon of the early 2000s, in which premium cable invested massively in new serial productions that claimed to break with the network model (no censorship rules prohibiting blasphemy, nudity or explicit violence; no advertising breaks within episodes; budgets of one million dollars per episode, etc.). One of the challenges of studying network series in the years 2000-2010 will therefore be to analyze how they compare with cable series of the same era.

The aim of the conference is to encourage new multidisciplinary research in a field that is still under-explored and to continue to structure a community of researchers at the national and international levels so as to federate research on a larger scale.

A selection of papers will be published in the journal TV/SERIES (https://journals.openedition.org/tvseries/).

Submission guidelines

Proposals for papers in French or English (30 minutes followed by questions) should be sent in the form of an abstract of around 300 words and a biographical note of around 100 words to claire.cornillon[@]unimes.fr and sarah.hatchuel[@]univ-montp3.fr

before 30 April 2024.

Organization board

  • Claire Cornillon (RIRRA21, Unîmes)
  • Sarah Hatchuel (RIRRA21, UPV)
  • Monica Michlin (EMMA, UPV)
  • David Roche (RIRRA21, IUF, UPV)

Scientific board

Julien Achemchame (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3), Luca Barra (Università di Bologna), Mireille Berton (UNIL), Marta Boni (Université de Montréal), Paola Brembilla (Università di Bologna), Claire Cornillon (Université de Nîmes), Florent Favard (Université de Lorraine), Sarah Hatchuel (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3), Monica Michlin (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3), Ariane Hudelet (Université Paris-Cité), David Roche (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, Institut Universitaire de France), Sarah Sepulchre (Université catholique de Louvain), Dennis Tredy (Université Paris 3 Sorbonne-Nouvelle), Shannon Wells-Lassagne (Université de Bourgogne)

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Places

  • Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3
    Montpellier, France (34)

Date(s)

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Keywords

  • États-Unis, séries, télévision, network

Contact(s)

  • Claire Cornillon
    courriel : claire [dot] cornillon [at] unimes [dot] fr

Information source

  • Claire Cornillon
    courriel : claire [dot] cornillon [at] unimes [dot] fr

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Séries états-uniennes de Network des années 2000 », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, https://doi.org/10.58079/vq4u

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