Bakhtin at the White House: The Argumentative Dimension of the Direct Address in the TV Series House of Cards
Oswald, S. & Maillat, D. (Eds.) (2018). Argumentation and Inference: Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Argumentation, Fribourg 2017 (Vol. II, 755-767). London: College Publications
13 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2019 Last revised: 13 Jul 2019
Date Written: July 5, 2018
In the field of media studies, the articulation between diegetic and extra-diegetic has become a privileged place for the exploration of textual phenomena that characterize media objects. The direct address can be considered an ideal ‘border place’ for the articulation of the diegetic and extra-diegetic dimensions. This paper will analyze the use of the direct address in the TV series House of Cards (first season) from textual, argumentative and interlocutory points of view.
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