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Watching with The Simpsons

Watching with The Simpsons Author Jonathan Gray
ISBN-10 9781134233205
Release 2012-10-12
Pages 216
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Using our favourite Springfield family as a case study, Watching with The Simpsons examines the textual and social role of parody in offering critical commentary on other television programs and genres. Jonathan Gray brings together textual theory, discussions of television and the public sphere, and ideas of parody and comedy. Including primary audience research, it focuses on how The Simpsons has been able to talk back to three of television’s key genres - the sitcom, adverts and the news - and on how it holds the potential to short-circuit these genre’s meanings, power, and effects by provoking reinterpretations and offering more media literate recontextualizations. Examining television and media studies theory, the text of The Simpsons, and the show’s audience, Gray attempts to fully situate the show’s parody and humour within the lived realities of its audiences. In doing so, he further explores the possibilities for popular entertainment television to discuss issues of political and social importance. A must read for any student of media studies.



Watching with The Simpsons

Watching with The Simpsons Author Jonathan Gray
ISBN-10 0415362024
Release 2006
Pages 199
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Using our favourite Springfield family as a case study, Watching with The Simpsons examines the textual and social role of parody in offering critical commentary on other television programs and genres. Jonathan Gray brings together textual theory, discussions of television and the public sphere, and ideas of parody and comedy. Including primary audience research, it focuses on how The Simpsons has been able to talk back to three of television's key genres - the sitcom, adverts and the news - and on how it holds the potential to short-circuit these genre's meanings, power, and effects by provoking reinterpretations and offering more media literate recontextualizations. Examining television and media studies theory, the text of The Simpsons, and the show's audience, Gray attempts to fully situate the show's parody and humour within the lived realities of its audiences. In doing so, he further explores the possibilities for popular entertainment television to discuss issues of political and social importance. A must read for any student of media studies.



Watching with The Simpsons

Watching with The Simpsons Author Jonathan Gray
ISBN-10 9780415362030
Release 2006-01
Pages 199
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Examines television and media studies theory and studies the textual and social role of parody in offering critical commentary on other television programs and genres. This book uses the favourite Springfield family as a case study.



Satire TV

Satire TV Author Jonathan Gray
ISBN-10 081473216X
Release 2009-04-01
Pages 288
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Satirical TV has become mandatory viewing for citizens wishing to make sense of the bizarre contemporary state of political life. Shifts in industry economics and audience tastes have re-made television comedy, once considered a wasteland of escapist humor, into what is arguably the most popular source of political critique. From fake news and pundit shows to animated sitcoms and mash-up videos, satire has become an important avenue for processing politics in informative and entertaining ways, and satire TV is now its own thriving, viable television genre. Satire TV examines what happens when comedy becomes political, and politics become funny. A series of original essays focus on a range of programs, from The Daily Show to South Park, Da Ali G Show to The Colbert Report, The Boondocks to Saturday Night Live, Lil’ Bush to Chappelle’s Show, along with Internet D.I.Y. satire and essays on British and Canadian satire. They all offer insights into what today’s class of satire tells us about the current state of politics, of television, of citizenship, all the while suggesting what satire adds to the political realm that news and documentaries cannot.



Popular Film and Television Comedy

Popular Film and Television Comedy Author Frank Krutnik
ISBN-10 9781134946853
Release 2006-10-19
Pages 304
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Steve Neale and Frank Krutnik take as their starting point the remarkable diversity of comedy's forms and modes - feature-length narratives, sketches and shorts, sit-com and variety, slapstick and romance. Relating this diversity to the variety of comedy's basic conventions - from happy endings to the presence of gags and the involvement of humour and laughter - they seek both to explain the nature of these forms and conventions and to relate them to their institutional contexts. They propose that all forms and modes of the comic involve deviations from aesthetic and cultural conventions and norms, and, to demonstrate this, they discuss a wide range of programmes and films, from Blackadder to Bringing up Baby, from City Limits to Blind Date, from the Roadrunner cartoons to Bless this House and The Two Ronnies. Comedies looked at in particular detail include: the classic slapstick films of Keaton, Lloyd, and Chaplin; Hollywood's 'screwball' comedies of the 1930s and 1940s; Monty Python, Hancock, and Steptoe and Son. The authors also relate their discussion to radio comedy.



Leaving Springfield

Leaving Springfield Author John Alberti
ISBN-10 0814328490
Release 2004
Pages 344
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A study of the landmark television program The Simpsons which focuses on the show's dual roles as subversive political satire and mainstream mass media hit.



Show Sold Separately

Show Sold Separately Author Jonathan Gray
ISBN-10 9780814731956
Release 2010
Pages 247
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In 1852 Hannah Rebecca Crowell married sea captain William Burgess and set sail. Within three years, Rebecca Burgess had crossed the equator eleven times and learned to navigate a vessel. In 1856, 22-year-old Rebecca saved the ship Challenger as her husband lay dying from dysentery. The widow returned to her family’s home in Sandwich, Massachusetts, where she refused all marriage proposals and died wealthy in 1917. This is the way Burgess recorded her story in her prodigious journals and registers, which she donated to the local historical society upon her death, but there is no other evidence that this dramatic event occurred exactly this way. In The Captain’s Widow of Sandwich, Megan Taylor Shockley examines how Burgess constructed her own legend and how the town of Sandwich embraced that history as its own. Through careful analysis of myriad primary sources, Shockley also addresses how Burgess dealt with the conflicting gender roles of her life, reconciling her traditionally masculine adventures at sea and her independent lifestyle with the accepted ideals of the period’s “Victorian woman.”



Taboo Comedy

Taboo Comedy Author Chiara Bucaria
ISBN-10 9781137593382
Release 2016-11-26
Pages 238
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The essays in this collection explore taboo and controversial humour in traditional scripted (sitcoms and other comedy series, animated series) and non-scripted forms (stand-up comedy, factual and reality shows, and advertising) both on cable and network television. Whilst the focus is predominantly on the US and UK, the contributors also address more general and global issues and different contexts of reception, in an attempt to look at this kind of comedy from different perspectives. Over the last few decades, taboo comedy has become a staple of television programming, thus raising issues concerning its functions and appropriateness, and making it an extremely relevant subject for those interested in how both humour and television work.



Entertaining Politics

Entertaining Politics Author Jeffrey P. Jones
ISBN-10 9780742565296
Release 2010-12-28
Pages 328
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In this completely revised and updated edition (including eight new chapters), Jeffrey Jones charts the evolution and maturation of political entertainment television by examining The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Politically Incorrect/Real Time with Bill Maher, and Michael Moore's TV Nation and The Awful Truth. This volume investigates how and why these shows have been central locations for the critique of political and economic power and an important resource for citizens during numerous political crises. In an age of Truthiness, fake news and humorous political talk have proven themselves viable forms of alternative reporting and critical means for ascertaining truth, and in the process, questioning the legitimacy of news media's role as the primary mediator of political life. The book also addresses the persistent claims that these programs have cynical effects and create misinformed young citizens, demonstrating instead how such programming provide for an informed, active, and meaningful citizenship. The new edition takes account of the many changes that have occurred in television and political culture since Entertaining Politics' initial release.



The Periodontic Syllabus

The Periodontic Syllabus Author Arthur R. Vernino
ISBN-10 0781779723
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 280
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The Fifth Edition of this text—widely known as the "Navy Syllabus"—will keep students and practitioners current on periodontal techniques. The book focuses on the biological approach to treatment with quick access to concise, step-by-step, clearly illustrated information on performing specific techniques. Coverage includes implants, implant maintenance, occlusion in periodontal disease, and a mucocutaneous diseases chapter with full-color illustrations of pathologic conditions. This edition features updated pedagogy and new illustrations throughout, including full-color photographs. End-of-chapter review questions require students to test their knowledge before moving on to the next topic. This edition also provides more information on the dental hygienist's role.



A Companion to Media Authorship

A Companion to Media Authorship Author Jonathan Gray
ISBN-10 9781118495254
Release 2013-02-12
Pages 576
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A Companion to Media Authorship offers 28 groundbreaking chapters which investigate the practices, attributions, and meanings of authorship. Revitalizing the study within media and cultural studies, this diverse and global collection provides the definitive work on the subject. Rethinks cultures of authorship and challenges the concept of auteurism across multiple media forms Moves beyond notions of the individual to focus on how authorship is collaborative, contested, and networked, examining cultures of authorship and the practicalities of how it works Draws on the cutting-edge research of scholars and practitioners whose work has produced significant new insights into the field Examines a wide range of media, including television, social media, radio, videogames, transmedia, music, and comic books Offers an impressive global focus, including pieces on Mexican music, amateur film production in Nairobi slums, tele-serial production in Kinshasa, Hong Kong film, and the marketing of Bollywood



The Killing of Paradise Planet

The Killing of Paradise Planet Author Jonathan Gray
ISBN-10 1572585536
Release 2008
Pages 199
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Everything in your life could suddenly change in 24 hours. It did one day long ago! Now science and ancient documents provide stunning evidence of a world in which everything changed suddenly. * Astonishing city 6,000 feet under the Pacific Ocean! * Did human beings actually SEE the continents rip apart? * Discover the amazing orbital object that used to protect Earth. * See a pre-Flood artifact that we could not make today. * Amazing ship technology of 4,500 years ago! * Oh yes, and THAT Noah story - is it fact or fable? * How could you fit all the world's animals into one small boat? * Why do scientists REJECT most carbon dating results? * Amazing dinosaur facts you're not suposed to know. * Did men and woman suntan under Antarctica's palm trees? * Review the evidence of an ancient nuclear reactor! * Why are REAL dinosaur extinction facts suppressed? * Was there a time when you could walk on the bottom of (what is now) the Atlantic Ocean? * Could you really live to be 200, 300...600 or more? * How to STAY YOUNG...till you die.



The Simpsons Satire and American Culture

The Simpsons  Satire  and American Culture Author M. Henry
ISBN-10 9781137027795
Release 2012-09-25
Pages 296
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How is The Simpsons a satirical artwork engaged with important social, political, and cultural issues? In time for the twenty-fifth anniversary, Henry offers the first comprehensive understanding of the show as a satire and explores the ways in which The Simpsons participates in the so-called "culture war" debates taking place in American society.



Journal of Comics and Culture

Journal of Comics and Culture Author Jonathan Gray
ISBN-10 0961951850
Release 2016-04-11
Pages 226
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Journal of Comics and Culture has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Journal of Comics and Culture also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Journal of Comics and Culture book for free.



Television Studies The Key Concepts

Television Studies  The Key Concepts Author Ben Calvert
ISBN-10 9781134692477
Release 2005-07-28
Pages 432
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The definitive reference guide to an area of rapidly expanding academic interest this comprehensive and up-to-date guide looks at: theoretical perspectives; narrative, representation, bias; television genres; content analysis, audience research and relevant social, economic and political phenomena.



Blame Canada

Blame Canada Author Toni Johnson-Woods
ISBN-10 0826417302
Release 2007-04-19
Pages 271
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Now running into its tenth season, South Park has still not "jumped the shark". Satirically edgier than The Simpsons, South Park responds immediately to cultural controversies: four days after Saddam Hussein's capture an episode lampooned it, and the show



From Antz To Titanic

From Antz To Titanic Author Martin Barker
ISBN-10 0745315798
Release 2000-06-20
Pages 240
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Everybody analyses films. Ordinary viewers, chatting on the way home afterwards. Reviewers, telling us just enough to tempt or put off. Critics, ‘situating’ films for us. Moralists, hunting for the (harmful) message. So what exactly is it that film academics do that’s different?Martin Barker and Thomas Austin provide a jargon-free, accessible and student-friendly introduction to film analysis. They begin with a discussion about audience and a detailed case-study on four conflicting analyses of Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life. The authors examine a range of popular Hollywood films in a variety of genres, including Titanic, Deep Impact, Sleepless in Seattle, The Lion King, Starship Troopers and The Usual Suspects, and provide vivid demonstrations of what can and can’t be achieved with close textual analysis. The book ends by proposing a list of measures for assessing the adequacy of film analyses: measures intended to lay the basis of a way of doing film analysis which goes beyond theoretically-predetermined and often obscurantist assertions.Explicitly rejecting much of the theoretical baggage that dogs contemporary film analysis, Barker and Austin strip the subject down to its bare essentials. The result is a provocative and timely reexamination of many of the basic tenets in film theory and analysis.