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Télévision et sérialité : éléments pour une typologie des genres fictionnels télévisuels

Abstract : aThe general aim of this thesis is to give an approach to the notion of seriality wittrin the television medium, taking as a starting point the fictional televised narrations, programmes which appear to be subject, most overly to the phenomena of mise-en-serie (serialisation) and of mise-en-feuilleton (episodisation). To achieve this aim, we have tried in the first part to establish a typology of the televised fictional genres, taking as a starting point the endogenous generic classifications (i. E. The transmitting authorities) and the exogenous generic classifications, (i. E. The receiving authorities), both categories already existing. The different observations that we have been able to make, have allowed us to see that the fictions created for television could be separated into three forms of successive determinations. Firstly, they are classifiable into two ideal types, according to their number (whether they are singular or plural). Then, they can be divided up according to their syntactic forms into the tree main forms of televised fictions : the tv movie, the episodes and the series. Finally, it is also possible to put them together into several fictional genres and sub-genres, according to their degree of serial and episodesque affection, as well as the type of picture that they summon up. In the second part, we have worked on a genealogical and trans-media exploration of the fictional narrations, while examining the evolution of both semiotic forms that are the episodes and the series following their mediological development. This has allowed us to see that the televised fictions come from inner and outer categories, while following a twofold logic : a logic of stream and an editorial logic, the latter seldomly escaping from some sort of serial contagion due to the modularisation or to the paradigmation of products following an editorial logic. On the other hand, it seems that the presence among the fictional genres of hybridization between methods of fictional, factual and virtual representation, may also be considered as a innovation suited to the televised fiction. Lastly, it seems that a semio-pragmatic approach to the televised fiction could not be done without taking into account its economic dimension
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Stéphane Benassi. Télévision et sérialité : éléments pour une typologie des genres fictionnels télévisuels. Sociologie. Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, 1998. Français. ⟨NNT : 1998METZ002L⟩. ⟨tel-01775868⟩



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