Quotation Klingseis, Katharina. 2016. Hoodlums, Upstarts and Bourgeois in Russian TV Series. CADAAD 2016, Catania, Italien, 05.09.-07.09.




TV series constitute a narrative discursive space of a very special kind. This is due, for one thing, to the specifics of filmic narration (cf. to Monaco 2009), and for another, to the ubiquity of serials on TV and the web. The paper will summarise first results of an analysis of two Russian TV series. My focus will be on how social classes are represented, how interaction across classes is depicted, what social groups are excluded from representation in the series, what places and kinds of action are accessible and to whom. “Chuzhoe gnezdo” (my transl. “The ill-gotten ancestral home”) tells about the current lives and intertwined histories of two former ‘noble’ families. The series comprises to date 60 sequences and started in July 2015 on Rossiya 1. “Real’nye pacany” (my transl. “Genuine guys”) is a comedy about the vicissitudes of fate of a group of working-class young men trying to get rich quickly. It started in 2010, season 4 having been broadcast on TNT in April-Mai 2015. As to the methodology, there will be narrative analysis inspired by Fiske (2011), Igartua et al. (2012) and Khitrov (2015) complemented by analyses of the pertinent discussions of the audience on the web (http://bigcinema.tv and vkontakte), information on audience ratings and on the production and broadcasting contexts.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Hoodlums, Upstarts and Bourgeois in Russian TV Series
Event CADAAD 2016
Year 2016
Date 05.09.-07.09.
Country Italy
Location Catania
URL http://www.cadaad2016.unict.it/


Klingseis, Katharina (Former researcher)
Institute for Slavic Languages IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5410 Cultural science (Details)
6604 Applied linguistics (Details)
6616 Slavonic studies (Details)
6903 Humanities (interdisciplinary) (Details)
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