Watching With The Simpsons

Author: Jonathan Gray
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134233205
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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.

Krieg Bloggen

Author: Johanna Roering
Editor: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839420040
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Blogs von Soldaten aus dem Irakkrieg sind Teil bedeutsamer Umstrukturierungen unserer Medienkultur: Soldaten werden zu Journalisten, persönliche Botschaften zu Kriegsberichterstattung. Johanna Roering beschreibt erstmals systematisch dieses Phänomen, indem sie Darstellungsverfahren und Kommunikationsprozesse in »Military Blogs« untersucht. Dabei wird deutlich, dass »Military Blogs« gleichzeitig der interpersonalen Kommunikation dienen und sich in einen online stattfindenden »Infowar« einfügen. Hoffnungen auf kriegskritische Augenzeugenberichte werden meist enttäuscht. Dennoch: »Military Blogs« eröffnen dem Leser eine soldatische Perspektive auf den Komplex »Irakkrieg« - von der Militärstrategie bis hin zu Themen wie posttraumatischem Stress.

Satire Tv

Author: Jonathan Gray
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814732168
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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.

How To Watch Television

Author: Ethan Thompson
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814771726
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We all have opinions about the television shows we watch, but television criticism is about much more than simply evaluating the merits of a particular show and deeming it ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ Rather, criticism uses the close examination of a television program to explore that program’s cultural significance, creative strategies, and its place in a broader social context. How to Watch Television brings together forty original essays from today’s leading scholars on television culture, writing about the programs they care (and think) the most about. Each essay focuses on a particular television show, demonstrating one way to read the program and, through it, our media culture. The essays model how to practice media criticism in accessible language, providing critical insights through analysis—suggesting a way of looking at TV that students and interested viewers might emulate. The contributors discuss a wide range of television programs past and present, covering many formats and genres, spanning fiction and non-fiction, broadcast and cable, providing a broad representation of the programs that are likely to be covered in a media studies course. While the book primarily focuses on American television, important programs with international origins and transnational circulation are also covered. Addressing television series from the medium’s earliest days to contemporary online transformations of television, How to Watch Television is designed to engender classroom discussion among television critics of all backgrounds. Read: Introduction / Table of Contents / Sample Essays Online View: Clips from the Essays Visit the Facebook page.

Television Entertainment

Author: Jonathan Gray
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113525348X
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Television entertainment rules supreme, one of the world’s most important disseminators of information, ideas, and amusement. More than a parade of little figures in a box, it is deeply embedded in everyday life, in how we think, what we think and care about, and who we think and care about it with. But is television entertainment art? Why do so many love it and so many hate or fear it? Does it offer a window to the world, or images of a fake world? How is it political and how does it address us as citizens? What powers does it hold, and what powers do we have over it? Or, for that matter, what is television these days, in an era of rapidly developing technologies, media platforms, and globalization? Written especially for students, Television Entertainment addresses these and other key questions that we regularly ask, or should ask. Jonathan Gray offers a lively and dynamic, thematically based overview with examples from recent and current television, including Lost, reality television, The Sopranos, The Simpsons, political satire, Grey’s Anatomy, The West Wing, soaps, and 24.

Show Sold Separately

Author: Jonathan Gray
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814731953
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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.”

Die Simpsons Und Die Philosophie

Author: William Irwin
Editor: Tropen
ISBN: 3608100512
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»Wer sich jetzt noch einmal daran erinnern möchte, warum diese Serie zum Brillantesten gehört, was die nicht so reiche Weltkultur der vergangenen Jahrzehnte hervorgebracht hat, sollte ›Die Simpsons und die Philosophie‹ lesen.« Daniel Kehlmann, Cicero Seit über zwanzig Jahren gilt »Die Simpsons« als beste und beliebteste Fernsehserie der Welt. Der Erfolg zeigt, dass die Simpsons mehr sind, als nur irgendeine Familie. An Marges Küchentisch und in den Straßen von Springfield treten die Grundfragen der Menschheit off en zu Tage. In elf brillanten und komischen Essays denken elf Philosophen über »Die Simpsons« und die Philosophie nach.

Leaving Springfield

Author: John Alberti
Editor: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814328491
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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.

64 Secrets Still Ahead Of Us

Author: Jonathan Gray
Editor: TEACH Services, Inc.
ISBN: 1572584181
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64 ways in which an earlier forgotten science and technology was superior to our own. These are not merely ancient secrets--but knowledge way ahead of our own 21st century. Sixty-four ways in which an earlier, forgotten science and technology was superior to our own...today. You will learn of secret formulas that could revolutionize modern aviation, construction and medicine--advanced secrets our world once knew, and has forgotten. Discover how some geniuses of antiquity soared into inventions and plucked knowledge that our 21st century is just beginning to nudge. You may well ask, what else did they know, that we don't? Art techniques which we cannot copy...super micro technology...sub-ocean tunneling...invisibility...time viewing devices...lamps that never go out...WHAT NEXT???

A Companion To Media Authorship

Author: Jonathan Gray
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111849525X
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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