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  1. Week 1. The Cliffhanger 5 items
    1. Required Reading 1 item
    2. Further Reading 4 items
      1. On Cliffhangers - Luke Terlaak Poot 2016

        Article Background

  2. Week 2. The Serial Across Media 10 items
    1. Screening 1 item
      1. First episode of Bleak House

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Required Reading 1 item
      1. The Continuous Serial: A Defintion - Christine Geraghty

        Document Essential

    3. Further Reading 8 items
      1. Dickens Journals Online

        Website Background Browse this site to see examples of Victorian serial publishing.

      2. The classic serial on television and radio - Robert Giddings, Keith Selby 2001

        Book Background

      3. Bleak house - Charles Dickens c2001

        Book Background

      4. Bleak house - Christine Geraghty 2012

        Book Background

      5. Women and soap opera: a study of prime time soaps - Christine Geraghty 1990

        Book Background

      6. Serializing fiction in the Victorian press - Graham Law 2000

        Book Background

  3. Week 3. The Series across Media 8 items
    1. Screening 1 item
      1. 'A Scandal in Belgravia' - Stephen Moffat

        Audio-visual document Essential Season 2 Episode 1

    2. Required Reading 1 item
    3. Further Reading 4 items
      1. Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom: Essays on the BBC Series - Louisa Ellen Stein, Kristina Busse 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      2. Sherlock Holmes for the 21st century - Lynnette R. Porter 2012

        Book Background

      3. Adventure of Sherlock Holmes - Sherlock Holmes 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

    4. Further Viewing 2 items
      1. Sherlock Holmes - Guy Ritchie, Robert Downey, Jude Law, Rachel McAdams 2010

        Audio-visual document Background

      2. The hound of the Baskervilles - Sidney Lanfield, Richard Greene, Basil Rathbone, Wendy Barrie 2005

        Audio-visual document Background Other Rathbone/Bruce Sherlock Holmes films available in the library

  4. Week 4. Mainstream Television Drama 11 items
    1. Screening 1 item
      1. Empire: Season 1 [DVD] - Lee Daniels 2015

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Required Reading 1 item
    3. Further Reading 8 items
      1. Genre and television: from cop shows to cartoons in American culture - Jason Mittell 2004

        Book Background

      2. 'Narrative' in Critical ideas in television studies - John Corner 1998

        Chapter Background

    4. Further Viewing 1 item
      1. Friday night lights: Season 1 - Jeffrey Reiner, Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Taylor Kitsch 2012

        Audio-visual document Background

  5. Week 5. Quality TV and the Mini-Series 10 items
    1. Screening 1 item
      1. Top of the Lake - Jane Campion 2013

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Required Reading 1 item
    3. Further Reading 8 items
      1. ‘Televisual Memory’ - Amy Holdsworth 2010

        Article Background

  6. Week 6. Reading Week 0 items
  7. Week 7. Complex TV 14 items
    1. Screening 1 item
    2. Required Reading 1 item
    3. Further Reading 8 items
      1. Serial agencies: The wire and its readers - Frank Kelleter 2014

        Book Background

      2. The wire: race, class, and genre - Liam Kennedy, Stephen Shapiro 2012

        Book Background

      3. The wire: urban decay and American television - Tiffany Potter, C. W. Marshall 2009

        Book Background

      4. The TV crime drama - Sue Turnbull 2014

        Book Background

      5. On the Wire - Linda Williams 2014

        Book Background

      6. Connecting The wire: race, space, and postindustrial Baltimore - Stanley Corkin 2017

        Book Background

    4. Further Viewing 4 items
      1. The wire: Season two: A new case begins - David Simon, Dominic West, John Doman 2004

        Audio-visual document Background

      2. The wire: Season three - David Simon, Dominic West, John Doman 2005

        Audio-visual document Background

      3. The wire: Season four - David Simon, Dominic West, John Doman 2005

        Audio-visual document Background

      4. The wire: Season five: Read between the lines - David Simon, Dominic West, John Doman 2005

        Audio-visual document Background

  8. Week 8. The Silent Film Serial and Series 18 items
    1. Screening 2 items
      1. Les vampires: Disc 1: Episodes 1-5 - Louis Feuillade, Édouard Mathé, Musidora n.d

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Required Reading 1 item
    3. Further Reading 12 items
      1. Movie-struck girls: women and motion picture culture after the nickelodeon - Shelley Stamp 2000

        Book Background

      2. Zones of anxiety: movement, Musidora, and the crime serials of Louis Feuillade - Vicki Callahan 2005

        Book Background

    4. Further Viewing 3 items
      1. The perils of Pauline - Pearl White, Louis J. Gasnier, Donald MacKenzie 1914

        Audio-visual document Background This shortened and re-edited version appears to be all that survives of the 1914 serial.

      2. A Woman in Grey - James Vincent 1919

        Audio-visual document Background

      3. Fantômas - Louis Feuillade, Edmund Breon, René Navarre, Marcel Allain n.d

        Audio-visual document Background

  9. Week 9. The Hollywood Sound Serial 20 items
    1. Screening 1 item
      1. The phantom empire - Breezy Eason, Otto Brower, Gene Autry, Frankie Darro 2935

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Required Reading 1 item
    3. Further Reading 10 items
      1. The Flash Gordon serials, 1936-1940: a heavily illustrated guide - Roy Kinnard, Tony Crnkovich, R. J. Vitone 2011

        Book Background

      2. Republic Studios: between poverty row and the majors - Richard Maurice Hurst 2007

        Book Background

      3. Matinee Melodrama - S Higgins 2016

        Book Background

      4. The vanishing legion: a history of Mascot Pictures, 1927-1935 - Jon Tuska 2000

        Book Background

    4. Further Viewing 8 items
      1. Buck Rogers - Ford Beebe, Saul A. Goodkind, Buster Crabbe 2003

        Audio-visual document Background

      2. Flash Gordon - Frederick Stephani, Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton 1999

        Audio-visual document Background

      3. Flash Gordon's trip to Mars - Ford Beebe, Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton 2000

        Audio-visual document Background

      4. Flash Gordon conquers the universe - Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor, Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes 2000

        Audio-visual document Background

      5. The science fiction cliffhanger collection - Otto Brower, Breezy Eason, Joseph Kane, Fred C. Brannon 2006

        Audio-visual document Background

      6. The Hurricane Express, The John Wayne cliffhanger collection - Armand Schaeffer, J.P. McGowan 1932

        Audio-visual document Background Disc 2 in set

      7. The whispering shadow - Bela Lugosi, Albert Herman, Colbert Clark 2004

        Audio-visual document Background

      8. Zorro's fighting legion - John English, William Witney, Reed Hadley 2004

        Audio-visual document Background

  10. Week 10. The Film Trilogy 14 items
    1. Screening 1 item
      1. Bill Douglas Trilogy [DVD Blu-ray] - Bill Douglas

        Audio-visual document Essential We will watch the first two films: My Childhood (1972) and My Ain Folk (1973)

    2. Required Reading 1 item
    3. Further Reading 6 items
      1. Bill Douglas: a lanternist's account 1993

        Book Background

      2. Seven up - Stella Bruzzi 2007

        Book Background

    4. Further Viewing 6 items
      1. Trois couleurs: bleu = - Krzysztof Kieślowski, Juliette Binoche n.d

        Audio-visual document Background See also White and Red

      2. Pather panchali =: Song of the road - Karuna Bannerjee, Kanu Bannerjee, Satyajit Ray n.d

        Audio-visual document Background See also Aparajito (1956) and The World of Apu (1959).

      3. Roma, citta aperta =: Rome, open city - Aldo Fabrizi, Roberto Rossellini 2005

        Audio-visual document Background See also Paisan and Germany Year Zero

      4. The lord of the rings: the fellowship of the ring - Peter Jackson, J. R. R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens 2002

        Audio-visual document Background See also The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003)

      5. Boyhood - Richard Linklater, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater 2014

        Audio-visual document Background

      6. Les quatre cents coups =: The 400 blows - François Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy 2006

        Audio-visual document Background

  11. Week 11. World Building and Transmedia Storytelling 13 items
    1. Screening 1 item
      1. Deadpool [DVD] [2016] - Tim Miller 2016

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Required Reading 1 item
    3. Further Reading 8 items
      1. Hunting the Dark Knight: twenty-first century Batman - Will Brooker 2012

        Book Background

      2. Film and Comic Books - Ian Gordon, Mark Jancovich, Matthew P. McAllister 2007

        Book Background

      3. The 21st Century Superhero: Essays on Gender, Genre and Globalization in Film - Richard J. Gray, Betty Kaklamanidou 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Background

      4. Transmedia Archaeology: Storytelling in the Borderlines of Science Fiction, Comics and Pulp Magazines - Carlos A. Scolari, Paolo Bertetti, Matthew Freeman, SpringerLink (Online service) 2014

        Book Background

      5. The Marvel Studios phenomenon: inside a transmedia universe - Martin Flanagan, Andrew Livingstone, Mike McKenny 2016

        Book Background

      6. World-Building in Watchmen - Mark J. P. Wolf 2017

        Article Background

    4. Further Viewing 3 items
      1. The Dark Knight Trilogy - Christopher Nolan

        Audio-visual document Background

      2. Iron Man - Jon Favreau, Robert Downey, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges 2008

        Audio-visual document Background

      3. Avengers assemble - Joss Whedon, Robert Downey, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo 2012

        Audio-visual document Background

  12. General 8 items
    1. Serialization in popular culture - Rob Allen, Thijs van den Berg 2014

      Book Background

    2. Serial television: big drama on the small screen - Glen Creeber 2004

      Book Background

    3. Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 2014

      Journal Background

    4. Media of Serial Narrative - Frank Kelleter 2017

      Book Background

    5. The Velvet Light Trap-Number 79, Spring 2017 Spring 2017

      Journal Background Special issue on serials, seriality and serialization

    6. Cycles, Sequels, Spin-offs, Remakes, and Reboots Multiplicities in Film and Television - Barton Palmer, Amanda Ann Klein 2016

      Book Background

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