Screwball Television Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls Bringing together seventeen original essays by scholars from around the world Screwball Television offers a variety of international perspectives on Gil Girls WB CW Adored by fans and cele

  • Title: Screwball Television: Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls
  • Author: David Scott Diffrient David Lavery
  • ISBN: 9780815632399
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bringing together seventeen original essays by scholars from around the world, Screwball Television offers a variety of international perspectives on Gil Girls WB CW, 2000 2007 Adored by fans and celebrated by critics for its sophisticated wordplay and compelling portrayal of a mother daughter relationship, this contemporary American TV program finally gets its dueBringing together seventeen original essays by scholars from around the world, Screwball Television offers a variety of international perspectives on Gil Girls WB CW, 2000 2007 Adored by fans and celebrated by critics for its sophisticated wordplay and compelling portrayal of a mother daughter relationship, this contemporary American TV program finally gets its due as a cultural production unlike any others one that is beholden to Hollywood s screwball comedies of the 1930s, steeped in intertextual references, and framed as a kinder, gentler kind of cult television series in this tightly focused yet wide ranging collection.This volume makes a significant contribution to television studies, genre studies, and women s studies, taking Gil Girls as its focus while adopting a panoramic critical approach sensitive to such topics as serialized fiction elite education addiction as a social construct food consumption and the disciplining of bodies post feminism and female desire depictions of journalism in popular culture the changing face of masculinity in contemporary U.S society liturgical and ritualistic structures in televisual narrative Orientalism and Asian representations on American TV Internet fan discourses new genre theories attuned to the landscape of twenty first century media convergenceScrewball Television seeks to bring Gil Girls fully into academic discourse not only as a topic worthy of critical scrutiny but also as an infinitely rewarding text capable of stimulating the imagination of students beyond the classroom.

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    1. I saw that one of the chapter titles is "Javajunkies vs. Balcony Buddies" and I'm laughing alreadyTook me awhile to read through this. It turned out to be a very readable book, however. It contained chapters trying to explain why the girls craved food so much but yet we never saw them actually eating. It had a nice section on 'Real and Imagined Communities' and how the internet has changed how we interact with our entertainment now. There was a good comparison between this quirky show and one th [...]

    2. I came across this one while researching for my bachelor thesis and yes, finally an interesting one. I like the critical perspective on different topics which make it more than just a "I love Gilmore Girls"-book. Even though being a fan for more than fifteen years, I actually did learn new things!

    3. I'm binge-watching this on Netflix so I might try to get this book from the library. I sense I'm one of the few people on or on my friends list who watches TV with regularity. Oh wellI read on the can and standing in line. :)

    4. Some of the essays really seemed to be pulling ideas from very small parts of the show, but it was intriguing to read these different views on the show and how viewers reacted based on their comments on message boards

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