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Tuesday, June 13 • 16:30 - 17:30
LP Hector J. Perez and Maria Jesus Ortiz. Emotional and Cognitive Effects of Multiplot Structure in TV Serial Narratives

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The contemporary television series possesses a multi-plot narrative structure, a feature that has a decisive impact on the experience of the spectator, but which to date has not been sufficiently studied. In this contribution, we present the results of systematic research of this feature, aimed at determining the exact nature of its cognitive and emotional effects. Our exploration will follow the order implicit in the three narrative levels described by Michael Newman (2006): the micro level of scenes or beats; the middle level of episodes; and the macro level of narrative arcs.  
This contribution is a central focus of a research project based on the analysis of more than seventy seasons of different series produced in the last ten years. Its theoretical and methodological bases are the main cognitivist theories used in film studies, as well as theories taken from neuroscience and psychology.

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Maria J. Ortiz

Universidad de Alicante
María J. Ortiz is lecturer at the Department of Communication and Social Psychology at University of Alicante, Spain. Her main field of research is visual metaphor. She has published on International journals as Journal of Pragmatics, Communication & Society or Metaphor and Symbol... Read More →
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Hector J. Perez

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Héctor J. Pérez (Madrid, 1971) is associate professor of audiovisual narrative at the Universitat Politècnica de València. He undertook pre-doctoral Studies at the Universität Leipzig (1995-97), received a European Ph.D. in 1999, and continued post-doctoral studies at the Universit... Read More →

Tuesday June 13, 2017 16:30 - 17:30 EEST
A-305 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki