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The Plot Twist in TV Serial Narratives

Héctor J. Pérez

. Developing a more precise understanding of the specific emotional and cognitive interactions that take place in an aesthetic experience of serial television will also enable us to distinguish more clearly the specific artistic qualities that support it. An in

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Surviving the Neoliberal Maelstrom: A Sartrean Phenomenology of Social Hope

Ronald Aronson

It might seem that Sartre's thought is no longer relevant in understanding and combating the maelstrom unleashed by triumphant neoliberalism. But we can still draw inspiration from Sartre's hatred of oppression and his project to understand how his most famous theme of individual self-determination and responsibility coexists with our social belonging and determination by historical forces larger than ourselves. Most important today is Sartre's understanding in Critique of Dialectical Reason of how isolated, serial individuals form into groups to resist oppression, and the ways in which these groups generate social understandings and collective power.

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The Return of Stolen Praxis: Counter-Finality in Sartre's Critique of Dialectical Reason

Christopher Turner

What is counter-finality? Who, or what, is the agent of counter-finality? In the Critique of Dialectical Reason, Sartre employs a complicated and multivalent notion of counter-finality, the reversal of the finality intended by an agent in different contexts and at different levels of complexity. Sartre's concept of counter-finality is read here as an attempt to rethink and broaden the traditional Marxist notion of commodity fetishism as a tragic dialectic of human history whose final act has yet to play out. The article analyses and explicates Sartre's complex concept of counter-finality, focusing on material antipraxis.

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Moving Matters. Paths of Serial Migration by Ossman, Susan

Annie Benveniste

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The Rich Inferential World of Mad Men

Serialized Television and Character Interiority

Jason Gendler

character’s behavior. 1 Jason Mittell, for instance, writes that “An ongoing serial portraying a community of characters interacting and reacting to one another becomes a particularly fertile ground to explore interiority. Over the course of a serial, the

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Predator or Prey Who Do You Think You Are?

The Dystopian Interpretation/Adaptation of Titus Andronicus in the animation PSYCHO-PASS

Kyoko Matsuyama

the serial murder of high school girls at Ousou Academy (桜霜学園), a prestigious all-girls boarding school. The use of Shakespeare in these episodes begins with a quotation from Twelfth Night. Original Japanese version: 本当の女心はけっして私どもに劣りはいたしません

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Appalling Tehran

Translation of the French Serial Story and Its Effect on the Persian Serial Story

Manizheh Abdollahi and Ehya Amalsaleh

settings for these representations. This article examines an important example, the first Persian serial story published in Iran, Morteza Moshfeq-e Kazemi’s Tehran-e Makhuf ( Appalling Tehran ), and the influences on it of the translation of French serial

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Canon Fodder and Conscripted Genres

The Hogarth Project and the Modern Shakespeare Novel

Laurie E. Osborne

overt moves ‘redeeming Shakespeare's literariness’ that Lanier details, Hogarth's ostensibly ‘new’ version of serial Shakespearean publication intersects in provocative ways with both historical adaptive strategies and current but less high

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Book Reviews

Jessica Bay, Alaina Schempp, Daniela Schlütz, and R. Colin Tait

manuscript that accomplishes its goal of discussing the narrative differences between and within serial media in the current entertainment industries. While most recent research on the entertainment industries, and transmedia properties in particular, tends

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Sartre and Heidegger on Social Deformation and the Anthropocene

Paul Gyllenhammer

structures that authentic praxis emerges, but which can all too easily reclaim it in an alienated, congealed form. We will follow this process of deformation through Sartre’s analyses of seriality, group solidarity , and the institution . Again, we study