SERIES, International Journal of TV Serial Narratives. First CfP

The first call for papers of SERIES includes a section devoted to cognitive approaches to TV Serial Narratives:

We invite submissions for the first two issues of SERIES, a new international open access journal on TV serial narratives. The main focus of the journal is to promote a global discussion forum and an interdisciplinary exchange among scholars engaged in research into TV serial narratives. SERIES encourages methodological innovation in academic research, providing new contributions for a better understanding of the narrative, technological, economic, social and cultural impact of TV serial dramas. Articles should deal with television series, web series and/ or telenovelas. SERIES will publish each year two issues, a miscellaneous one and a thematic one.
Possible topics to be included in the section “Narrative – Aesthetics – Criticism” of the first thematic issue are:

Cognitive Approaches from Aesthetics and Psychology on Emotions in Serial Narratives

  • Emotional trajectories and plots of serial narratives
  • Emotions and the evolution of characters
  • Narrative complexity and emotions

If you are interested in this call for papers for a thematic issue, please send your full manuscript before June 30, 2014. The deadline for the editorial work (open and peer review process, editing and improvement of articles if needed, etc.) is November 30, 2014. Expected publication date of the issue: December 2014. For more information about the journal, please visit the website:

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