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"Seriality, Seriality, Seriality: The many lives of the field that isn't one"

22.06.2016 - 24.06.2016

Abschlusskonferenz der DFG-Forschergruppe "Ästhetik und Praxis populärer Serialität"

Welcome to the final conference of the Popular Seriality Research Unit (DFG Forschergruppe 1091 "Ästhetik und Praxis populärer Serialität") ! After six years, thirteen subprojects, nine associated projects, numerous conferences, workshops, and publications it is time to reach some kind of conclusion. Together with our international collaborators over the years, we would like to explore future possibilities and alternative visions of a "field" that we always claimed existed. Thus, the focus of our final conference will be on the histories, conceptualizations, and methodologies of seriality studies itself. Trying to sidestep the formats of the project pitch, the case study, the "reading" of individual series according to pre-existing theoretical models or their translation into philosophical master vocabularies, we invite scholarly practices­ including those just mentioned-to reflect on the challenges and limits of (their contributions to) seriality studies as an ongoing, perhaps fantastical, project that traverses disciplinary and methodological paradigms. Each of the Research Unit's current subprojects has organized a section. Section formats vary but they will always stress discussion and exchange. Hence, workshops and panel discussions will provide at least 30 minutes for Q&A. Time limits for papers (20 minutes) and panel statements (5 minutes) will be strictly enforced.

Zeit & Ort

22.06.2016 - 24.06.2016

John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien
Lansstraße 7-9
14195 Berlin

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To attend the conference, please register with Maria Sulimma (maria.sulimma@fu-berlin.de) until May 15th, 2016.