The Temporality of (Serialized) Romantic Comedy

  • Carolina Oliveira Do Amaral Universidade Federal Fluminense
Keywords: Narrative, Temporality, Almost, Romantic Comedy, Suspense.


Romantic comedies have a temporal structure based on suspense that I call temporality of the almost: the micro-narrative structure that repeatedly makes erotic resolution almost happen at several points in the story. This article analyzes how this temporality of constant and continual deferral functions as a retardatory structure posing obstacles apparently in order to keep characters apart, but, in fact, increasing the desire between them, and also between narrative and spectators.

November 28, 2020
How to Cite
Amaral, C. O. D. (2020). The Temporality of (Serialized) Romantic Comedy. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, 13(2), 78–89.