Examines the innovative approach to genre, aesthetics, narrative, and the representation of masculinity in the television series Angel.
Sex and the City
Examines the full run of Sex and the City and its production background, place in television history, innovations to the genre, and reception.
The Kwame Sutra
Musings on Lust, Life and Leadership, from Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
The Kwame Sutra presents a complete portrait of Detroit’s most notorious mayor, using his own words – including those he never expected you to see.
Examines the origins, cultural significance, and legacy of the groundbreaking CBS television series M*A*S*H, which aired from 1972 to 1983.
When the Church Becomes Your Party
Contemporary Gospel Music
A look at the innovations of contemporary performers of modern gospel music and their roots in the African American Christian church.
The Flip Wilson Show
Analyzes the social, political, and institutional context of The Flip Wilson Show, which ran on NBC between 1970 and 1974.
A study of the sitcom Bewitched that examines its entire run to discover the show’s numerous interlocking themes, tensions, and innovations.
A comprehensive analysis of what many consider to be television’s most intelligent western.
An exploration of the enduring popularity of the television series Perry Mason and its universal reputation as the most formulaic program in the history of broadcast television.
"Gettin' Our Groove On"
Rhetoric, Language, and Literacy for the Hip Hop Generation
A critical work on the African American vernacular tradition and its expression in contemporary Hip hop.
Monty Python's Flying Circus
A comprehensive study examining the history, content, and context of the legendary comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
Humor, Gender, and Cultural Critique
A rhetorical analysis of female stand-up comics that explores the relationships among humor, gender, and power in contemporary culture.
A historical account of the context, impact, and legacy of one of the most successful series in American television history.
Full of Secrets
Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks
This fascinating collection of essays considers David Lynch's politics, the enigmatic musical score, the show's cult status, treatment of family violence, obsession with doubling, and silencing of women.