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Birth of the Binge

Serial TV and the End of Leisure

Dennis Broe

A deep-dive into the practice and execution of contemporary television viewing.

Printed Paper Cased
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345979
Paperback
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345269
eBOOK
Available March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345276

Queer Mexico

Cinema and Television since 2000

Paul Julian Smith

Explores the rich and varied LGBT cinema and television of Mexico since the new millennium.

Paperback
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814342749
eBOOK
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814342756

The Killing

John Alberti

Examines a landmark television series in its feminist rewriting of the noir police procedural.

Paperback
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814342121
eBOOK
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814342138

The X-Files

Theresa L. Geller

A social and cultural analysis of The X-Files focusing on the genres the program employed in its interrogation of American history, politics, and identity.

Paperback
Published: December 2016
ISBN: 9780814339428
eBOOK
Published: December 2016
ISBN: 9780814339435

The Dick Van Dyke Show

Joanne Morreale

Considers the influence of The Dick Van Dyke Show on television sitcom history.

Paperback
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814340318
eBOOK
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814340325

Father Knows Best

Mary R. Desjardins

A historical and analytical examination of the iconic 1950s television and radio family sitcom.

Paperback
Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814339473
eBOOK
Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814339480

Maverick

Dennis Broe

Demonstrates how Maverick, "The Legend of the West," fractured, altered, or undermined nearly every Western code and myth.

Paperback
Published: August 2015
ISBN: 9780814339169
eBOOK
Published: August 2015
ISBN: 9780814339176

Have Gun—Will Travel

Gaylyn Studlar

Analyzes the TV Western Have Gun—Will Travel through a close reading of episodes and production history.

Paperback
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814339763
eBOOK
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814339770

Knots Landing

Nick Salvato

Examines Knots Landing in its industrial and political contexts and from fresh aesthetic and theoretical perspectives.

Paperback
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814340332
eBOOK
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814340349

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

Ken Feil

Examines the reception, formal strategies, production history, and ideological underpinnings of the groundbreaking comedy-variety show Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.

Paperback
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780814338223
eBOOK
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780814338230
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Channeling Wonder

Fairy Tales on Television

Edited by Pauline Greenhill and Jill Terry Rudy

Investigates a wide range of fairy tales on television, stretching into the twenty-first century and across the world.

Paperback
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 9780814339220
eBOOK
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 9780814339237

24

John McCullough

A comprehensive overview of the innovative primetime drama 24.

Paperback
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814338674
eBOOK
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814338681

Batman

Matt Yockey

Offers a fresh understanding of the persistent popularity and ongoing value of the original Batman series.

Paperback
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780814338179
eBOOK
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780814338186

The L Word

Margaret T. McFadden

Explores representational strategies in the groundbreaking series The L Word.

Paperback
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780814338247
eBOOK
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780814338254

The Wire

Sherryl Vint

Analyzes how The Wire repurposed television drama for political critique.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814335901
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814335932

The Sopranos

Gary R. Edgerton

Surveys the commercial importance, originality, and cultural relevance of the groundbreaking HBO series The Sopranos.

Paperback
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814334065
eBOOK
Published: March 2013
ISBN: 9780814338520

The West Wing

Janet McCabe

Explores how the award-winning NBC drama offered a space for vibrant conversation about U.S. politics, identity, and culture.

Paperback
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814334362
eBOOK
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814338094

The Donna Reed Show

Joanne Morreale

Analyzes The Donna Reed Show, which aired from 1958 to 1966, as a key moment of cultural transition.

Paperback
Published: November 2012
ISBN: 9780814335086
eBOOK
Published: November 2012
ISBN: 9780814338087

Deadwood

Ina Rae Hark

Considers the HBO series Deadwood in the context of the television Western genre and the intersection of capital and violence in American history.

Paperback
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814334492
eBOOK
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 9780814336601

Gilligan's Island

Walter Metz

An analysis of the under-studied sitcom Gilligan’s Island that addresses key questions about American social life in the 1960s.

Paperback
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814333723
eBOOK
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814336472

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