Felix Brinker - Biography

Contributed: The Politics of Long-Form Storytelling in Contemporary American Serial Television: On Popular Seriality, Operational Aesthetics, and Audience Productivity


Felix Brinker is a research associate in the department of American Studies at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, an associate member of the DFG Research Unit “Popular Seriality – Aesthetics and Practice,” and a member of Leibniz Universitys Initiative for Interdisciplinary Media Research. He is currently in the early stages of preparing his PhD-thesis—tentatively titled Towards a Critical Aesthetics of Popular Seriality in the Age of Digital Convergence: Transmedial Superhero Serials in Contemporary American Film and Television—which engages with serial storytelling in contemporary film and television, as well as with the political dimensions of increased audience activity, and which will look at the recent wave of cinematic and televisual takes on the comic book superhero. His research interests include popular culture, studies of seriality, contemporary American film and television, media studies, Frankfurt school critical theory, postoperaist theory, and conspiracy theories.