Interdisciplinary Conference on Reality in Serial Formats, May 24 & 25


Please join us on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 at the Lecture Hall of the University Library Albertina for a conference called Weiter sehen: Realität in Serie, hosted by ASL in conjunction with the Collaborative Research Center “Invectivity” (SFB Invektivität) and the network Weiter sehen: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven der Dresdner Serienforschung. The conference will be held in German.

In times of 'fake news' and 'alternative facts' the question of the construction, representation and functionalization of 'reality' - and to what degree these are connected to declarations of truth - has gained new relevance in television as well. The conference is concerned with the different social, cultural, political and aesthetic potentials of truth claims and -effects in serial television formats. Questions of reality, fictionality, seriality, authenticity and the tools used to create these in television will be discussed by a range of interdisciplinary researchers in talks on a diverse selection of genres and formats.

All those interested are cordially invited to participate. Please register via email at fernsehforschung@​ by May 17. More detailed information regarding the program can be found here.