Prison Break general gabbery: extra-hyperdiegetic spaces, power, and identity in Prison Break

Knaggs, Angie (2011) Prison Break general gabbery: extra-hyperdiegetic spaces, power, and identity in Prison Break. Television and New Media, 12 5: 395-411. doi:10.1177/1527476410374966


Author Knaggs, Angie
Title Prison Break general gabbery: extra-hyperdiegetic spaces, power, and identity in Prison Break
Formatted title
Prison Break general gabbery: extra-hyperdiegetic spaces, power, and identity in Prison Break
Journal name Television and New Media   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1527-4764
1552-8316
Publication date 2011-09-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1527476410374966
Volume 12
Issue 5
Start page 395
End page 411
Total pages 17
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Subject 1213 Visual Arts and Performing Arts
3316 Cultural Studies
Formatted abstract
This article examines the interdependent relationship among the text, its producers, and “extra-hyperdiegetic space” constructed around the romantic relationship between Michael and Sara, the central protagonists of the Prison Break television series. The Prison Break creators have created extensive digital and analogue platforms to create an extended textual experience that constructs a close text–audience relationship. The digital and analogue platforms construct a space that is inhabitable by fans, one in which to express their own desires. This article explores the online material generated by fans (the most prevalent artifact of this extended space is the Prison Break fan fiction) as well as material released outside the story by producers on their blogs and official promo sites related the show and examines the interconnected (however mediated) relationship among these different spaces in relation to the increasingly romanticized and melodramatic relationship between Michael and Sara.
Keyword Fan fic
Prison Break
Extra-hyperdiegetic space
Multiplatforming
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online before print June 23, 2010.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Communication and Arts Publications
 
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