Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series – Jason Mittell

Please join us for the first Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Associate Professor Jason Mittell, Department of Film and Media Culture presents a talk titled, “Complex Television and Serial Functions of Authorship.” This talk builds on his current research on television’s narrative complexity, discussing the technologically-enabled paratexts of podcasts, DVD commentaries, Twitter feeds and interviews that have enabled television creators to speak directly to viewers. He considers how viewers rely upon an inferred author function to make sense of contemporary television serials.

Wednesday, September 19, The Orchard (Room 103), The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.