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2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 231 - Cliffhangers: Serial Storytelling in Television and Literature

We live in a new golden age of serials, stories that appear not all at once but in regular installments over months or years. Series like The Wire and Mad Men changed television by featuring complex narratives that develop over multiple seasons and so become intertwined with the lives of their audiences. In this course, the student will view and discuss such programs in the context of the multi-installment novel that emerged in the 19th century. Satisfies the Literary Perspectives General Education requirement.  

(Cr: 3)