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Network and Seriality

Conceptualizing (Their) Connection

Sabine Sielke

Pages 81 - 95


Just as the concepts of networks and networking, the principle of seriality and forms of series production have enjoyed much currency lately in divergent fields of scholarly and scientific inquiry. Moreover, both networks and series are increasingly recognized as viable structural patterns of media and media formats. Why is it, then, that we embrace the trope of the network wholeheartedly and tend to downplay the insistence of seriality? This essay first addresses a few possible answers to this question to subsequently explore the proximity of the two concepts.


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