BINGE-WATCHING AND THE FUTURE OF TELEVISION RESEARCH: A WORKSHOP
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About the Event
Binge-watching is a term that works as an umbrella term for a number of analytical questions in contemporary television studies. The terminology has served to describe the structure and marketing of Netflix as well as its publication model and viewing patterns associated with it. On other streaming platforms, binge-watching fulfils even more functions. Because the term describes different ideas linked to contemporary television as streaming programming, research on binge-watching can bring together a number of different questions. A variety of scholars are currently researching viewing behaviour, textual structures, implications for transnational as well as national broadcasting as well as Public Service Broadcasting systems.
This workshop will offer networking opportunities and enable collaborative research among a range of scholars working on contemporary television. Participating scholars come from a range of national and international backgrounds and focus on a broad range of methodologies including audience and reception studies, textual analysis, issues of representation and binge-watching, or fan studies.