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Launched in 2012, TV/Series is the first journal to publish articles, in English and in French, addressing audiovisual serial fiction from all over the world. Series are analyzed as narrative, aesthetic and ideological artworks existing on an ever-increasing number of platforms. The journal is innovative in its interdisciplinary exploration of the cultural stakes of seriality and repetition in audiovisual fiction, with approaches grounded in fields of study as diverse as literature, narratology, philosophy, visual studies, cultural studies, geography, history, political science, sociology, etc.

Current Open Issue
Hors séries 1 | 2016 (Open Issue)
Lost: (re)garder l'île

Lost: Watching (over) the island
Edited by Claire Cornillon and Sarah Hatchuel

Ce numéro ouvert, qui accueillera la recherche en marche sur Lost, explorera une philosophie immanente à la série, la fin controversée de l’œuvre, ou bien encore la tension qu’elle construit entre illusion et réalité. Les articles pourront également se focaliser sur un épisode de la série en particulier, afin de l’éclairer à travers des approches croisées.

Publication history

Issue in progress, opened on 15 October 2016

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Latest issue
14 | 2018
Posthumains en séries

Serial Posthumans
Edited by Hélène Machinal and Monica Michlin

This issue gathers critical analyses of narratives and representations of the posthuman (in the restrictive sense of AI that can pass the Turing test, humanoid robots that have achieved consciousness and sentience, cyborgs and other human-machine hybrids) in a number of contemporary TV series, including Westworld, Black Mirror and Dollhouse. The articles in this collection deal with issues of production (adaptation and re-adaptation, serial remakes, the Hollywood “machine” and the serial production of posthuman-themed serials) as well as with issues of reception (the literary, filmic, artistic, and televisual intertexts explicitly referenced by the series themselves or mere allusions to be “decoded” by the viewers, making them active interpreters of the aesthetic, political and cultural meaning of these multilayered as well as multi-episode narratives). Also under discussion in these contributions is how posthuman identities are performed at the intradiegetic level (the posthuman identity as simulacrum, simulation, or as the performative construction of an identity “played” over and over again in what often appears as the mise en abyme of the actor’s or actress’s performance). Finally, many of the articles explore the interface allowing viewer reception of these series – the screens and streaming of digital data, which are diegetically at the heart of these fictions and of our extradiegetic hyper-connected lives alike, prompting the question whether we are not already at least somewhat posthuman.

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