Value in brokenness: fractured subjectivities in contemporary American Telefantasy

  • Charlotte Howell

Abstract

This paper analyses the articulation of diegetic value in broken subjectivities represented in recent American Telefantasy programmes.  In Fringe (2008- ) and Dollhouse (2009-2010), protagonists and main characters articulate a sense of worth in their fractured, multiple, and/or cyborg identities, though this narratively articulated value is often couched in an ambivalence created by the narrative.  This article attends to the questions of gender and agency in these shows’ post-humanist configurations of subjectivities.

Published
August 31, 2012
How to Cite
Howell, C. (2012, August 31). Value in brokenness: fractured subjectivities in contemporary American Telefantasy. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, 5(2). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.31165/nk.2012.52.271