A Stretch of Time : Extended Distribution and Narrative Accumulation in Prison Break. / Kelly, JP.

Time in Television Narrative: Exploring Temporality in 21st Century Programming. Mississippi : University Press of Mississippi, 2012.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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A Stretch of Time : Extended Distribution and Narrative Accumulation in Prison Break. / Kelly, JP.

Time in Television Narrative: Exploring Temporality in 21st Century Programming. Mississippi : University Press of Mississippi, 2012.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Harvard

Kelly, JP 2012, A Stretch of Time: Extended Distribution and Narrative Accumulation in Prison Break. in Time in Television Narrative: Exploring Temporality in 21st Century Programming. University Press of Mississippi, Mississippi . <http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1725>

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Kelly, JP. (2012). A Stretch of Time: Extended Distribution and Narrative Accumulation in Prison Break. In Time in Television Narrative: Exploring Temporality in 21st Century Programming University Press of Mississippi. http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1725

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Kelly JP. A Stretch of Time: Extended Distribution and Narrative Accumulation in Prison Break. In Time in Television Narrative: Exploring Temporality in 21st Century Programming. Mississippi : University Press of Mississippi. 2012

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Kelly, JP. / A Stretch of Time : Extended Distribution and Narrative Accumulation in Prison Break. Time in Television Narrative: Exploring Temporality in 21st Century Programming. Mississippi : University Press of Mississippi, 2012.

BibTeX

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