Twenty-First Century Television
This course provides you with knowledge about television in the twenty-first century. We will examine the development of so-called quality television programs, reality-television shows, reality competition as well as para-televisual forms of programming such as the web series and vlogs. Particular attention will be paid to economic, aesthetic, and technological factors in the rise of multi-season serial formats, new types of narrative complexity, and modified realisms (aesthetic, psychological, reality television, etc.) shaping character construction.