Special Journal Issue on TV Narrative

The latest issue of The Velvet Light Trap (Number 58, Fall 2006), spotlights film and TV narrative. There is a wonderful selection of papers with one by Jason Mittell:

  • Keating, Patrick. Emotional Curves and Linear Narratives
  • Newman, Michael Z. From Beats to Arcs: Toward a Poetics of Television Narrative
  • Mittell, Jason. Narrative Complexity in Contemporary American Television
  • Kerins, Mark. Narration in the Cinema of Digital Sound
  • Lavik, Erlend. Narrative Structure in The Sixth Sense: A New Twist in “Twist Movies”?
  • Cameron, Allan. Contingency, Order, and the Modular Narrative: 21 Grams and Irreversible

You can only access the journal through an institution subscription though. But if you can, it will be worth it.