TV series; novel-seeming

So, are TV Series the New Novel

If the novel's dead, as Will Self says (see below), then what replaces it? The conference's section on the "novel-seeming" will investigate the claims of various other art forms to replace the novel as the predominant cultural touchstone. Which might it be? One answer is the TV series; whether that's so, Stephen Shapiro and Philipp Löffler will discuss at the conference.