What Happens Next? The Mechanics of Serialization

University of Amsterdam, March 25 – 26th, 2011.

Keynote Speakers: Dr Joyce Goggin (University of Amsterdam) and Dr Mark Turner (King’s College London)

This conference is intended to give graduate students from different fields of study the opportunity to present and exchange ideas on the concept and mechanics of serialization. The aim of this conference is to form ideas about how serialization can be conceptualized across disciplines as diverse as literary history, economics, narratology, television studies and cultural analysis.

Proposals are invited for twenty-minute research papers addressing any aspect of serialization; and collaborative panels of two to three papers. Possible subjects include, but are not limited to, the impact of serialization in 19th century literature, the relationship between serialization and notions of authorship, webserials, the mechanics or economics of serials, the effect of serialization on science fiction, newspapers, comics and downloadable game content. Graduate students are encouraged to approach serialization from the perspective of their particular field to give the conference an interdisciplinary character.

Deadline for abstracts: 31 December 2010.

Send abstracts and inquiries to: uvaserialization@gmail.com

See http://www.hum.uva.nl/serialization/ for details.


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