Call for Papers
Media Mutations 8. A Cognitive Approach to TV Series.
Bologna, Dipartimento delle Arti, Salone Marescotti, May 25th and 26th 2016
Organized by the University of Bologna, in collaboration with the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image and the research project Theoretical Innovation Strategies in the Analysis of Narration in Television Series.
Confirmed keynote speakers: Jason Mittell (Middlebury College), Jaak Panksepp and Anesa Miller (Washington’s State University) and Hannah Chapelle Wojciehowski (The University of Texas at Austin).
Programme committee: Margrethe Bruun Vaage (University of Kent), Michele Guerra (Università di Parma), Veronica Innocenti (Università di Bologna), and Héctor J. Pérez (Universitat Politècnica de València).
The 8th edition of the Media Mutations International Conference is entitled “A Cognitive Approach to TV Series”. Some recent studies have begun developing a cognitive approach to TV series, but nevertheless much is yet unexplored. This conference aims at aiding this nascent field in firmly establishing itself as an interdisciplinary approach in media studies. We encourage papers on topics such as the nature and the role of emotions in TV series, the cognitive processes elicited by serial narrative, the viewers’ participation and paratextual creation, and finally the relationship between cognitive TV studies and other relevant theoretical approaches such as that of narrative ecosystems and so-called embodied narratology.