“The serial self”: the Influence of Autobiography on contemporary television and internet series
Cultural Theory and Concepts / Event

“The serial self”: the Influence of Autobiography on contemporary television and internet series

Today we witness a sharp rise in autobiographical series, probably with Girls as the most popular example. Writer Lena Dunham, who plays the main character Hannah Horvath, has often been confused with her creation. Actor, stand-up comedian and screenwriter Louis C.K. also wrote several series – Lucky Louie (2006) and Louie (2010) – around a character that resembled him very strongly. In the Australian series Please Like Me, screenwriter Josh Thomas plays the main character Josh. Continue reading