Events

The New Seriality Studies

General Programming

September 23, 2016 Friday, 9:00am–5:30pm EDT Schermerhorn Hall, Room 501, Columbia University
Cosponsors
  • Project Narrative, The Ohio State University
  • The Paul Scholar Funds, University of Illinois, Urbana
Organizers
  • Lauren M.E. Goodlad (Illinois)
  • Sean O'Sullivan (Ohio State)
Notes
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated

From Charles Dickens and the Star Wars epic, to The Sopranos, Orange is the New Black, and the Serial podcast, seriality’s iteration of installments, gaps, sequences, and seasons has drawn audiences into storyworlds both vast and intimate. "The New Seriality Studies" looks at the past, present, and future of serial storytelling across media, periods, and disciplines. Three panels explore periodicals, novels, television, comics, film, and music in light of the cross-genre play of seriality’s formal, spatial, temporal, material, and social effects. The closing roundtable, moderated by Sharon Marcus (Columbia), features discussion with A.O. Scott (film critic, The New York Times), Julie Snyder (co-creator and executive producer, the Serial podcast), and Lev Grossman (book critic, TIME, and author of the Magicians trilogy).

Panel Participants: Emily Bloom (Columbia), Jared Gardner (Ohio State), Lauren M. E. Goodlad (Illinois), Linda Hughes (Texas Christian), Amy King (St. John's), Rob King (Columbia), Kathleen Loock (Freie University, Berlin), Sharon Marcus (Columbia), Helena Michie (Rice), Sean O’Sullivan (Ohio State), James Braxton Peterson (Lehigh), Michael Szalay (UC Irvine), Robyn Warhol (Ohio State)

Schedule:

Opening Remarks

9:00-9:30am

Lauren M.E. Goodlad (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign): "Seriality Studies Now"

9:30-11:00am

Panel 1

Moderator: Emily Bloom (Columbia University)

Jared Gardner (Ohio State): "Graphic Entanglement and the Serial Spacetime of Comics"
Helena Michie (Rice) and Robyn Warhol (Ohio State): "Synchronic Reading"

11:00-11:15am

Break

11:15am-12:45pm

Panel 2

Moderator: Amy King (St. John’s University)

Michael Szalay (UC Irvine): “The Sopranos and Allegory"
Sean O’Sullivan (Ohio State): “Serial Cross-Hatching and the Television Season”

1:00-2:00pm

Lunch

2:00-4:00pm

Panel 3

Moderator: Rob King (Columbia University)

Kathleen Loock (Freie University, Berlin): “Remakes, Sequels & Co.: Hollywood’s Love Affair with Serial Modes of Storytelling”
James Braxton Peterson (Lehigh): “Surreal Seriality in the Semiotic Imagination of Lupe Fiasco”
Linda Hughes (Texas Christian): “The Longue Durée of Serial Print Cultures”

4:00-4:15pm

Break

4:15pm

Creative Roundtable

Moderator: Sharon Marcus (Columbia University)

A.O. Scott (The New York Times)

Julie Snyder (Serial Podcast)

Lev Grossman (TIME)

Program

September 23, 2016  Friday

9:00am - 9:30am EDT

Opening Remarks: Lauren M.E. Goodlad "Seriality Studies Now"

9:30am - 11:00am EDT

Panel 1

Jared Gardner (Ohio State): "Graphic Entanglement and the Serial Spacetime of Comics" Helena Michie (Rice) and Robyn Warhol (Ohio State): "Synchronic Reading"

Participant

Jared Gardner

Professor of English & Film Studies

Ohio State University

Participant

Helena Michie

Professor of English, Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor in Humanities

Rice University

Participant

Robyn Warhol

Interim Chair and Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor

Ohio State University

Moderator

11:00am - 11:15am EDT

Break

11:15am - 12:45pm EDT

Panel 2

Michael Szalay (UC Irvine): “The Sopranos and Allegory" Sean O’Sullivan (Ohio State): “Serial Cross-Hatching and the Television Season”

Participant

Michael Szalay

Director, Culture, Law, and Capital Center, & Chair, English Department

University of California, Irvine

Participant

Sean O'Sullivan

Associate Professor, Department of English

The Ohio State University

Moderator

Amy King

Associate Professor, English

St. John's Unviersity

1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

Lunch

2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

Panel 3

Kathleen Loock (Freie University, Berlin: “Remakes, Sequels & Co.: Hollywood’s Love Affair with Serial Modes of Storytelling” James Braxton Peterson (Lehigh): “Surreal Seriality in the Semiotic Imagination of Lupe Fiasco” Linda Hughes (Texas Christian): “The Longue Durée of Serial Print Cultures”

Participant

Kathleen Loock

Post-doctoral Research Associate, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies

Freie Universität Berlin

Participant

Linda Hughes

Addie Levy Professor of Literature

Texas Christian University

Participant

Rob King

Associate Professor of Film

Columbia University

Moderator

4:00pm - 4:15pm EDT

Break

4:15pm EDT

Creative Roundtable
Moderator

Sharon Marcus

Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Columbia University

Participant

Anthony Oliver Scott

Film Critic

The New York Times

Participant

Julie Snyder

Executive Producer

Serial Podcast

Participant

Lev Grossman

Book Critic, TIME Magazine, and Author, The Magicians

TIME

Participants
  • Moderator Emily Bloom Lecturer, Department of English and Comparative Literature Columbia University
  • Jared Gardner Professor of English & Film Studies Ohio State University
  • Lauren M.E. Goodlad Kathryn Paul Professional Scholar, English and Criticism & Interpretive Theory University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Lev Grossman Book Critic, TIME Magazine, and Author, The Magicians TIME
  • Linda Hughes Addie Levy Professor of Literature Texas Christian University
  • Moderator Amy King Associate Professor, English St. John's University
  • Moderator Rob King Associate Professor of Film Columbia University
  • Kathleen Loock Postdoctoral Research Associate, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies Freie Universität Berlin
  • Moderator Sharon Marcus Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature Columbia University
  • Helena Michie Professor of English,Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor in Humanities Rice University
  • Sean O'Sullivan Associate Professor, Department of English The Ohio State University
  • James Peterson Associate Professor of English, Director of Africana Studies Lehigh University
  • A.O. Scott Film Critic The New York Times
  • Julie Snyder Executive Producer Serial Podcast
  • Michael Szalay Director, Culture, Law, and Capital Center, & Chair, English Department University of California, Irvine
  • Robyn Warhol Interim Chair and Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor Ohio State University