The End of the World
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 2:30pm
Jerome Library, 4th Floor - Reading Room
Jerome Library, Bowling Green, OH 43403
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Pop Culture MA student Alexis Isaac will discuss the Netflix original show "The End of the Fxxxing World," her theory of genre micro-dosing, and the implications it has on serial television. The question of how genre is used in relation to television has been widely debated within the study of popular culture with voices like Jason Mittell arguing that “every aspect of television exhibits a reliance on genre.”
While this is still rings true, streaming services like Netflix and Hulu have changed the ways in which genre operates. Streaming services don’t play by the same rules as syndicated television and one of the major consequences of this is that they do not rely on one, two, or even three genres, but instead overlap up to five or six. I call this phenomenon genre micro-dosing and it has several implications for complex serial television.
The event is presented by the Popular Culture Students Association.