Contemporary Gospel Music
A look at the innovations of contemporary performers of modern gospel music and their roots in the African American Christian church.
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.
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.
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.
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.