Screwball Television: Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girlsby David Diffrient (Editor), David Lavery (Editor)
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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Meet the Author
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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