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The annual conference of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) welcomes you to the Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, June 11th – 14th, 2017

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Tuesday, June 13 • 14:30 - 15:00
SP Jason Gendler. Television Narrative and the Potential for Change

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My paper will explore the potential for television series to mature and develop as they progress, including changes to characters personalities as writers and actors collaborate, changes to the premise of a show, changes in the sophistication of the storytelling, changes in the tone and subject matter of a series, and changes in the balance between episodic and serial plots. I will explore these issues in relation to such series as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Community, and Parks and Recreation. In doing so, I hope to shed light on one of the more fascinating components of television narrative.


Jason Gendler

CSU Long Beach
Jason Gendler is an adjunct professor of film and television, teaching graduate seminars at UCLA, and undergraduate courses at Otis College of Art and Design, Chapman University, and CSU Long Beach. He has published in Projections, the AFI reader Color and the Moving Image, and Nebula... Read More →

Tuesday June 13, 2017 14:30 - 15:00 EEST
A-305 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki