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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
19 | 2021
Perfectionnisme et séries télévisées. Hommage à Stanley Cavell (1926-2018)

Perfectionism and TV series. A tribute to Stanley Cavell (1926-2018)
Edited by Philippe Corcuff and Sandra Laugier

This issue begins the exploration of some main lines of what could be a program of studies of TV series inspired by the dialogues practiced by Stanley Cavell (1926-2018) between philosophy and cinema in the perspective of both moral and radically democratic perfectionism. And it extends this program to the social sciences. Several issues are discussed, including the conceptual scope of the series, their contribution to renewed critical theories, the bumpy perfectionist paths of individuals and communities, forms of disobedience, the boundaries between human and inhuman, the contribution of series to the tradition of spiritual exercises, or other dimensions of their receptions. Different series are taken as investigation sites: American Crime,Black Mirror, Dexter, Game of Thrones, Girls, Homeland, Le Bureau des Légendes, Mad Men, Manhunt: Unabomber, Narcos, Sharp Objects, Show me a hero, The Sinner, The Walking Dead, The West Wing, Unorthodox et Westworld.

This issue has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement N° 834759).

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