SAC 620 - Seminar in Film or Electronic/Digital Media and Culture
Section: 001 Television Genres
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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This seminar examines texts, industries, communities, and cultural practices that are engaged in defining and categorizing television genres. Drawing from scholarship on television genres (situation comedies, documentary, talk shows, reality television, telenovelas, and dramas), we will analyze the intertextual meanings of television genres for particular interpretative communities. Throughout the course we will interrogate the popularity of certain genres in specific historical and cultural contexts and their connection to larger socio-economic processes, relations of power, and cultural practices. While most of the course readings will focus on the U.S., we will also consider TV industries and genres in other parts of the world.

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SAC 620 - Seminar in Film or Electronic/Digital Media and Culture
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001 (SEM)
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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ISBN: 0415969034
Genre and television : from cop shows to cartoon in American culture, Author: Jason Mittell., Publisher: Routledge [3. Dr.] 2004
ISBN: 0814742920
Heartland TV : prime time television and the struggle for U.S. identity, Publisher: New York University Press 2008
ISBN: 0521749042
Reality Television and Arab Politics : Contention in Public Life, Author: Marwan M. Kraidy., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1. publ. 2009
ISBN: 9781479815975
OPEN TV : innovation beyond hollywood., Author: CHRISTIAN, AYMAR., Publisher: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS 2018
ISBN: 0822360853
TV socialism, Author: Imre, Aniko?., Publisher: Duke University Press 2016
ISBN: 0813522226
Redeeming the wasteland television documentary and cold war politics, Author: Michael Curtin., Publisher: Rutgers University Press 1995
ISBN: 0742565289
Entertaining politics : satiric television and political engagement, Author: Jeffrey P. Jones., Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield 2. ed. 2010
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