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Screwball Television: Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls
     

Screwball Television: Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls

by David Diffrient (Editor), David Lavery (Editor)
 

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Bringing together seventeen original essays by scholars from around the world, Screwball Television offers a variety of international perspectives on Gilmore Girls. Adored by fans and celebrated by critics for its sophisticated wordplay and compelling portrayal of a mother-daughter relationship, this contemporary American TV program finally gets its due as a cultural

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Bringing together seventeen original essays by scholars from around the world, Screwball Television offers a variety of international perspectives on Gilmore Girls. Adored by fans and celebrated by critics for its sophisticated wordplay and compelling portrayal of a mother-daughter relationship, this contemporary American TV program finally gets its due as a cultural production unlike any other, one that is beholden to Hollywood's screwball comedies of the 1930s, steeped in intertextual references, and framed as a "kinder, gentler kind of cult television series" in this tightly focused yet wide-ranging collection.

This volume makes a significant contribution to television studies, genre studies, and women's studies.
Screwball Television seeks to bring Gilmore Girls more fully into academic discourse not only as a topic worthy of critical scrutiny but also as an infinitely rewarding text capable of stimulating the imagination of students beyond the classroom.

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The Complete Review - M.A.Orthofer
The continuing fascination with Gilmore Girls. suggest just how much there is to the show, and the essays in this collection mine much of this territory quite well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815632399
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2010
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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David Scott Diffrient is assistant professor of film and media studies at Colorado State University. He is the author of M*A*S*H. David Lavery is the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of seventeen books, including Lost's Buried Treasures, Reading Deadwood, and Deny All Knowledge: Reading The X-Files.

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