The aim of this work is to investigate characters in the contemporary US drama TV series with the purpose to unearth their features and specificities as well as propose a typology of their manifestations. Merging TV and Media Studies with Narratology and, in particular, considering its neo-formalist turn, we will analyse the morphology of these figures, that's to say those elements that "internally" affect characters’ construction from the aesthetic as well as cultural points of view; on the other hand, we will take into consideration the relationship system, which involves the position of the character in a narrative world with specific characteristics (kind of seriality, transmediality, intertextuality, transtextuality, etc.) and the network it creates with other fictional beings. Crossing these factors, we will get four types of serial television characters: the stereotypical character, the individualized character, the popular character, and the replicating character.

Le forme del personaggio offre una ricognizione sulle figure che abitano l’immaginario della serialità televisiva statunitense degli ultimi anni. Il libro si pone come obiettivo quello di indagare sia le forme che compongono gli esseri finzionali seriali, sia quelle tramite cui essi si manifestano nelle serie televisive. Dopo una disamina del concetto di personaggio in generale, il discorso procede concentrandosi sui personaggi specificatamente seriali e televisivi. Una simile prospettiva fenomenologica consente di analizzare quelle forme che, da un punto di vista estetico-narrativo quanto storico-culturale, conformano l’identità di queste figure. Si vedrà poi come, proprio a partire da quelle forme, sia possibile tratteggiare una tipologia dei personaggi seriali televisivi sulla base delle loro diverse caratteristiche, differenziandoli tra personaggi stereotipati, individualizzati, popolari e replicanti.

Le forme del personaggio. Figure dell'immaginario nella serialità televisiva americana contemporanea

Sara Casoli
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2021

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The aim of this work is to investigate characters in the contemporary US drama TV series with the purpose to unearth their features and specificities as well as propose a typology of their manifestations. Merging TV and Media Studies with Narratology and, in particular, considering its neo-formalist turn, we will analyse the morphology of these figures, that's to say those elements that "internally" affect characters’ construction from the aesthetic as well as cultural points of view; on the other hand, we will take into consideration the relationship system, which involves the position of the character in a narrative world with specific characteristics (kind of seriality, transmediality, intertextuality, transtextuality, etc.) and the network it creates with other fictional beings. Crossing these factors, we will get four types of serial television characters: the stereotypical character, the individualized character, the popular character, and the replicating character.
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