Narrative Strategies in Television Series

  • Gaby Allrath
  • Marion Gymnich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Towards a Narratology of TV Series

    1. Gaby Allrath, Marion Gymnich, Carola Surkamp
      Pages 1-43
  3. Beyond Realism: Authentifying and Subjectifying Narrative Strategies

  4. Multi-layered Characters, Multi-layered Narratives

  5. Narrating Gender/Gendering Narratives

  6. (Re)Narrating History

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 229-231

About this book


In the context of a systematic overview of the possibilities of applying narratological concepts to a study of TV series, ten case studies are explored in depth, demonstrating how series such as 24, Buffy, Twin Peaks, Star Trek, Blackadder, and Sex and the City make use of innovative audiovisual means of storytelling. Transgressing the traditional confines of narrative theory, the chapter authors address the question of how form, content, and function intersect in these series.


Narrative space television

Editors and affiliations

  • Gaby Allrath
  • Marion Gymnich
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GiessenGermany

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