Television in Transition: The Life and Afterlife of the Narrative Action Hero

Television in Transition: The Life and Afterlife of the Narrative Action Hero

Shawn Shimpach


Combining an exhilarating method along high-interest case studies, Television in Transition offers scholars of tv a consultant to a medium that has weathered the demanding situations of first-run syndication, a multi-channel universe, netlets, significant media conglomerates, deregulation, and globalization--all within the area of 20 years.

  • Examines a go back in tv programming to motion narratives with person (super) heroes meant to navigate this new, foreign, multi-channel universe
  • Explores how tv programming "translates" to new spatial geographies: varied international locations, cultures, broadcast structures; and varied codecs, distribution shops, and reveal sizes
  • Looks on the price of a program's "afterlife," the ongoing movement, repackaging and repurposing of programming past its preliminary iteration
  • Blends institutional and textual analyses in case studies of Highlander: The sequence, Smallville, 24, and Doctor Who

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