Zombie televisivi. Politiche della rappresentazione e sistema dei media

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] TV zombies. Representation policies and media system

Massimo Scaglioni, Luca Barra

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[Autom. eng. transl.] In recent years, zombies have played an important role in the imagination of television series. On the one hand, the long history of a malleable mythology that has its roots in cinema and other media has allowed the television medium to resort to narrative worlds already present and to modify them to bring forward different poetics and politics of representation. On the other hand, the stories about the undead lend themselves well to the transmedia needs of a digital and convergent TV. The British miniseries Dead Set, conceived and written by Charlie Brooker, constitutes an exemplary case of continuity and innovation, and brings the narrative about zombies to question themselves, in a self-reflexive and meta-textual way, on the role of television itself and on its relationship with the public. Since its premise: what happens if the only ones not to notice an invasion of zombies are the tenants of the Big Brother house?
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] TV zombies. Representation policies and media system
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)191-202
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Dead Set
  • serie tv
  • televisione
  • zombie renaissance


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