Perhaps more than ever before, films today are the primary source of inspiration for TV serial narratives, with a huge influence on both their productive and aesthetic dimensions. Obviously, a major reason for this is the transition of film professionals to serial production, although there are other factors as yet unexplained that are worthy of the attention of experts. At the same time, the maturation of the serial narrative form has resulted in a reverse trend, whereby the influence of serial products is increasingly recognizable in film narratives and in the film industry in general. 

The purpose of this workshop is to encourage critical analysis of the traffic of ideas from film to serial narratives and vice versa, promoting studies to identify phenomena of interest. At the same time, we are seeking explanatory approaches that will help us to better understand the points or processes of influence. 

CINEMA/SERIES will be held at the campus of Gandia. Gandia is a city on the coast situated 65 km south of Valencia and 116 km from Alicante. Gandia, with over 80,000 inhabitants, has excellent road connections and a comprehensive rail service. The best way to reach Gandia from Valencia is by train, it takes about 50 min. from Valencia Central Station to Gandia railway station. From there take a taxi or a bus (The bus stop is right in front of the Railway Station) to the Campus of the Universitat Politècnica de València.

Organizers: Héctor J. Pérez and Fernando Canet





We recommend to book an hotel on the beach, close to the campus, where the offer is bigger and cheaper.

Location of the Campus de Gandia, and the Building G, where the Workshop will take place (Aula Magna).

How to reach Gandia.

Hotels on the beach, close to the campus

Registration (Click here)

60 Eur

20 Eur (Students and UPV Alumni)

Fee includes official certificate & two meals




Friday, 6/11/15

Salón de Grados/Escola Politècnica Superior de Gandia


9:00 9:30

Reception (In front of the door of the "Salón de Grados")

9:30 - 10:00


Pepe Pastor (Director of the Escola Politècnica Superior de Gandìa)


10:00 - 11:00


Intertextuality and the Sherlock Holmes Franchise

Roberta Pearson (Univ. of Nottingham)

Chair: Fernando Canet (UPV)

11:30 - 13:00

Panel proposal of the research project: Theoretical Innovation Strategies in the Analysis of Narration in Television Series

Film Narrative versus TV Narrative: the cases of Hannibal and Fargo

Alberto N. García (University of Navarra)

Ask cinema about character engagement in television series: The Truman show as a case of study. 

Fernando Canet (Polytechnik University of Valencia) 

Transfers from Television to Cinema: Re-Editing and Hypertextuality in Todas las mujeres (Miniseries and Feature Film)

Rebeca Romero Escrivà (International University of La Rioja)

Chair: Héctor J. Pérez (E.P.S.G.)

13:00 - 14:00


Between Cinema and Television. The Italian Way to Transmedia Spin Offs: The Case of Gomorra.

Veronica Innocenti (University of Bologna)

Chair: Rebeca Romero Escrivà (International University of La Rioja)

15:30 - 17:00

Togetherness, Transparent and New Sincerity Television.

Irene Martínez Marín (University of Murcia)

All that Heavens Allows: From Douglas Sirk to Mad Men (Via Todd Haynes)

Valentina Re (Link Campus University of Rome)

Los publicistas de Sterling Cooper frente a los (m)ad men del cine de los 50 y 60

Lucía Salvador (University of Valladolid)

Chair: José Pavía Cogollos (E.P.S.G)

17:15 - 18:45

Fargo: From Film to Narrative Universe

Attilio Palmieri (University of Bologna)

Breaking Bad and Western Movies

Emre Tuncel (Bilgi University of Istanbul)

This is not TV. The Transfer of Cinema Visual Style to Television Series.

Laura Cortés-Selva (Catholic University of Murcia) 

Chair: Fco. Javier Pastor (E.P.S.G)

19:00 - 20:00


Universo literario en la transmedialidad contemporánea. El caso de cine y televisión y las obras de Arturo Pérez Reverte.

Manuel Palacio (Carlos III University of Madrid)

Chair:  Alberto N. García (University of Navarra)

Saturday, 7/11/15

Salón de Grados/E.P.S.G.



Pannel Proposal: Film Vs. TV Series? Cultural Hierarchies, Complementary Logics and Fictional Transfers (University of Montreal)


The cinematic television: which television and which cinema?

Larissa Estevam Christoforo. 

Cinema and television in Quebec - narrative issues regarding movies and TV series adaptations

Sarah Jalbert

Television and Cinema – The concept of space in the adaptations of television shows – The case of Fargo

Camille Martínez

Cine-televisual systems and world-building

Marta Boni (Chair)


11:15 -13:00

The Gotham Ecosystem: Characters Networks and Visual Influences in the Batman franchise.

Ilaria A. De Pascalis (University of Bologna)

“The Manchurian Premise”: From Cold War Paranoia to Post-9/11 Trauma in The Manchurian Candidate (1962, 2004) and Homeland (2011)

Pablo Castrillo and Pablo Echart (University of Navarra)

The art of the cannibal. Cinematographic, literary and pictorial influences in Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal

Raquel Crisóstomo (Internacional University of Catalonia)

El camino gris de Walther White: la figura del antihéroe en la ficción dramática contemporánea.

Xavier Grabolosa (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona)

Chair: Marina Segarra García (E.P.S.G.)



The Audiovisual Performance of Ambivalent Characters in Complex TV Narration. Cognitive and Emotional Aspects.

Kathrin Fahlenbrach (University of Hamburg)

Chair: Toni Forés (E.P.S.G.)

16:15 - 18:00

Panel proposal of the research group: Televisión y Cine: Memoria, Representación e Industria (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid) 

Puesta en escena y sentido: en torno a Calígula de Eloy de la Iglesia.

Carlos Gómez

Modernidad y ficción televisiva en la España de los años ochenta. El caso de Juncal.

Juan Carlos Ibáñez

Del cine a la televisión (y viceversa) en la animación española durante los años ochenta.

Ana Mejón

 Amores difíciles: cuando el ‘boom latinoamericano’ llegó a la televisión.

Rubén Romero Santos

Chair: Manuel Palacio

18:30 - 19:30


Musical Television: Smash and the Broadway Musical on TV

Jane Feuer (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

Chair: Francisca Pérez Carreño (Universidad de Murcia)

This Workshop is finnancially supported by two research projects funded by the Spanish GovernmentTheoretical Innovation Strategies in the Analysis of Narration in Television Series (CSO2014-51872-R) and Aesthetic Value and Other Values in Art: the role of expression (FFI2011-23362), as well as by the Escola Politècnica Superior de Gandia and the Departamento de Comunicación Audiovisual, Documentación e Historia del Arte (Universitat Politècnica de València).