Dexter: Investigating Cutting Edge Television by Douglas HowardDexter: Investigating Cutting Edge Television by Douglas Howard

Dexter: Investigating Cutting Edge Television

EditorDouglas Howard

Paperback | April 27, 2010

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Based upon the successful Jeff Lindsay novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Showtime’s Dexter continues to raise the bar on television drama, as it chronicles the grisly exploits of a police blood spatter expert who moonlights as a serial killer. But unlike other serial killers, Dexter only kills the bad guys, a distinction that sets up one of the primary ethical conflicts of the show. For fans who want to delve deeper into the fascinating complexity of this hit show, this guide offers a wide range of topics that will give bloggers, tweeters, and aspiring spatter experts a lot to talk about.

• A complete episode guide to the first three seasons

• An exclusive interview with Darkly Dreaming Dexter author Jeff Lindsay

• A world-class group of critics offering the first lively investigation of the show’s issues

• Chapters on Dexter as a vigilante hero, Dexter and psychoanalysis, the politics of Dexter, the German *obsession* with Dexter, and much more

Douglas L. Howard has been a contributor to such works as This Thing of Ours: Investigating The Sopranos, Reading The Sopranos: Hit TV from HBO, Reading Deadwood: A Western to Swear By, and Reading 24: TV Against the Clock. He is assistant academic chair and an associate professor in the English department at Suffolk County Community C...
Title:Dexter: Investigating Cutting Edge TelevisionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.52 × 6.49 × 0.64 inPublished:April 27, 2010Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1848852657

ISBN - 13:9781848852655

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Notes on Contributors * Introduction—Killing Time with Showtime’s Dexter – Douglas L. Howard * Part One. First Blood: Interviews * An Interview with author and Dexter creator Jeff Lindsay * An Interview with Writer/Producer James Manos, Jr. * Part Two. Blood Slides: The Structure of the Series * Dexter's Opening Sequence" -- Angelina Karpovich * "'Serial' Killer: Dexter's Narrative Strategies" -- David Lavery * "Dexter's Hollow Designs" -- Steven Peacock * Part Three. Dexter on the Couch: Family, Friends, and Frankenstein * Harry Morgan: (Post)Modern Prometheus" -- Douglas L. Howard  * “Sex, Psychoanalysis, and Sublimation in Dexter" -- Beth Johnson * "Blood Brothers: Brian + Dexter + Miguel" -- Fionna Boyle * Part Four. A View to a Kill: Politics, Ethics, and Dexter * “The Ethics of a Serial Killer: Dexter’s Moral Character and the Justification of Murder” -- Simon Riches * "The Devil You Know: Dexter and the 'Goodness' of American Serial Killing" -- David Schmid * "Neoliberal Dexter?" -- Michele Byers * "Dexter's German Reception: Why Are German Networks so Obsessed (and Troubled) with U.S. Shows?" -- Vladislav Tinchev * Part Five. Dexterity: Dexter and Genre * "The Lighter Side of Killing: Dexter as Comedy" -- James Francis * "In a Lonely Place? Dexter and Film Noir" -- Alison Peirse * "The Art of Splatter: Body Horror in Dexter, CSI, and Bones" -- Stacey Abbott and Simon Brown * "From Silver Bullets to Duct Tape: Dexter versus the Traditional Vigilante Hero" -- Stan Beeler * Appendices * A. Episode Guide * B. Novel Guide * Bibliography * Index *