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Title The contemporary television series / edited by Michael Hammond and Lucy Mazdon.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2005]


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 260 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Filmography: pages 253-255.
Contents Preface / Lucy Mazon -- Part I: Histories. The Writer/ producer in American television / Roberta Pearson -- The lack of influence of thirtysomething / Jane Feuer -- Twin Peaks: David Lynch and the serial-thriller soap / Linda Ruth Williams -- Quality/cult television: the X-Files and television history / Catherine Johnson -- Part II: The series/serial form. Introduction / Michael Hammond -- Television and Neo-Baroque / Angela Ndalianis -- Serial narrative and guest stars: Ally McBeal's eccentrics / Greg Smith -- The representation of youth and the twenty-something serial / Sarah Cardwell -- Violence and therapy in the Sopranos / Jason Jacobs -- Television, horror and everyday life in Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Eric Freedman -- Part III: Receptions. Introduction / Michael Hammond. Cult TV, quality and the role of the episode / programme guide / Matt Hills -- Creating ' quality' audiences for ER on channel four / Janet McCabe -- The Bartlet administration and contemporary populism in NBC's The West Wing / J. Elizabeth Clark.
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Summary An engaging and provocative study of the contemporary prime-time 'quality' serial television format, this book gives a timely account of prominent programmes such as 24, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ER, The Sopranos and The West Wing and explores their influential position within the television industry. Divided into the areas of history, aesthetics and reception, the text provides an illuminating overview of an increasingly hybrid television studies discipline. Chapters consider the formal and aesthetic elements in the contemporary television serial through approaches ranging from those concerned with issues of gender and sexuality, national identity, and reception to industry history and textual analysis. The book also includes British examples of 'quality' serial television emphasizing not only their cultural specificity but also the transnational context in which these programmes operate. Key Features Section introductions provide student-friendly explanations of the various approaches and methodologies employed in the book Chapters are written by an international team of experts in the field of television studies Ideal for use as a textbook on courses in contemporary television taught at undergraduate level
Subject Television soap operas.
Television series -- United States -- History and criticism.
Television series -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
Television series -- United States.
Television series -- Great Britain.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Hammond, Michael, 1954- editor.
Mazdon, Lucy, editor.
Other Form: Print version: 9780748619009 9780748619016 (OCoLC)58050927
ISBN 9780748679645 (electronic bk.)
0748679642 (electronic bk.)
9780748671168 (ebook)
0748671161 (ebook)
0748619003 (hbk.)
9780748619009 (hbk.)
0748619011 (pbk.)
9780748619016 (pbk.)
Standard No. GBVCP 1003638864
AU@ 000067035698

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