The Television Genre Book by G. CreeberThe Television Genre Book by G. Creeber

The Television Genre Book

byG. Creeber

Paperback | August 17, 2015

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Genre is central to understanding the industrial context and the visual form of television. This third edition of a key textbook brings together leading international scholars to provide an accessible, comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the debates, issues and concerns of television genre.
Glen Creeber is Senior Lecturer in Television Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK. He is the editor of Tele-Visions: An Introduction to Studying Television (2006) and co-editor of Digital Cultures: Understanding New Media (2009), among other titles.
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Title:The Television Genre BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pagesPublished:August 17, 2015Publisher:British Film InstituteLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1844575268

ISBN - 13:9781844575268

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Table of Contents

Preface (1st, 2nd, 3rd Editions)
Notes on Contributors
PART I: INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS GENRE?
1. Genre Theory; Glen Creeber
2. Studying Genre; Steve Neale
3. Genre and Television; Steve Neale (Gene Development: Henri Focillon's Four Stages Of Evolution; Terry Bailey)
4. The Uses And Limitations Of Genre; Graeme Turner
5. Genre, Hybridity And Mutations; Graeme Turner (Life On Mars: Genre Hybridity With A Twist; Robin Nelson)
6. Genre And Format; Glen Creeber
7. Genre Study: Beyond The Text (Lost); Jason Mittell
PART II: DRAMA
8. Studying Television Drama; Robin Nelson
9. The Crime Series; Mareike Jenna (The Sopranos; Glen Creeber)
10. The Detective Series (Dexter); Mareike Jenner (Sherlock; Mareike Jenner and Lisa Richards)
11. The Police Procedural; Lez Cooke (CSI; Glen Creeber), (The Wire; Mareike Jenner)
12. The Action Series; Toby Miller (24; Glen Creeber) (Homeland; Lisa Richards)
13. The Western; William Boddy (Deadwood; Glen Creeber)
14. Teen Drama (Glee) (Skins); Rachel Moseley
15. Hospital Drama; Jason Jacobs (Grey's Anatomy; Mareike Jenna) (House M.D.; Mareike Jenner)
16. Drama-Documentary (Cathy Come Home; The Day After; John Corner)
17. Costume Drama (Jane Austin Adaptations); Robin Nelson (Downton Abbey; Glen Creeber)
18. Telefantasy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); Catherine Johnson (Game of Thrones; Helen Wheatley)
19. Science Fiction (Star Trek); Luke Hockley (The X-Files; Catherine Johnson) (Doctor Who; Matt Hills)
20. Postmodern Drama (Twin Peaks); Adrian Page (Ally McBeal; Robin Nelson) (Heroes; Glen Creeber)
PART III: SOAP OPERA
21. Studying Soap Opera; Anna McCarthy (Dallas; Glen Creeber)
22. Realism and Soap Opera (Soul City); Anna McCarthy (EastEnders; Glen Creeber)
23. Soap Operas and their Audiences (A Country Practice); John Tulloch
24. The Telenovela (Brazillian Telenovelas); Thomas Tufte
PART IV: COMEDY
25. Studying Comedy (Humour Theory); Brett Mills (Comedy and 'Child Directed Speech'; Ian Wilkie)
26. The Sketch Show (Monty Python's Flying Circus); Steve Neale
27. Stand-Up Comedy; Ian Wilkie
28. Situation Comedy, Part 1; John Hartley (The Unruly Woman Sitcom; Jane Feuer)
29. Situation Comedy, Part 2; Jane Feuer (Sex and the City; Glen Creeber)
30. The 'Gay' and 'Queer' Sitcom (Will and Grace); Jane Feuer
31. Contemporary Sitcom: 'Comedy Vérité' (The Office) (BrassEye); Brett Mills
32. The Panel Show (QI); Brett Mills
PART V: CHILDREN'S TELEVISION
33. Children's Television as Genre; Jason Mittell, (Horrible Histories; Lisa Richards), (Sesame Street; Glen Creeber)
34. Moral Panics (Teletubbies); Paul Wells
35. Children and Advertising; Merris Griffiths
PART VI: NEWS
36. Studying Television News (The Propaganda News Model: Herman and Chomsky); Justin Lewis (The Glasgow Media Group; Jackie Harrison)
37. Analysing Television News; Justin Lewis (How to Analyse a TV News Programme; John Hartley)
38. Constructing News Values (Gatekeeper Studies); Jackie Harrison
39. Objectivity and Television News (The BBC and Impartiality); Jackie Harrison (The Aesthetics of 24 Hour News; Glen Creeber)
40. The Globalisation of Television News (CNN Cable News Network); John Hartley
41. Citizen Journalism (Al-Jazeera); Jackie Harrison
PART VII: DOCUMENTARY
42. Studying Documentary; John Corner (Big Fat Gypsy Weddings; Glen Creeber)
43. Form and Content in Documentary Study; John Corner
44. Documentary and Realism; John Corner
45. Observational Documentary: Fly-on-the-Wall (New Reflexive Documentary: 'The Broomfield Film'); Stella Bruzzi
46. Educational Programming (Discovery Channel and Walking With Dinosaurs); K.J. Donnelly
47. Natural History Programming (Planet Earth); Brett Mills
48. The Travelogue; Glen Creeber
PART VIII: REALITY TELEVISION
49. Introduction (Big Brother); Jon Dovey
50. Studying Reality TV (Audiences and Reality TV); Annette Hill
51. Docusoaps (The Osbournes); Glen Creeber
52. Reality Talent Shows (Strictly Come Dancing); Annette Hill
53. Constructed Reality Shows (The Only Way is Essex); Glen Creeber
54. Makeover Shows (Supernanny); Annette Hill (The Great British Bake Off; Lisa Richards)
PART IX: ANIMATION
55. Studying Animation; Paul Wells
56. TV Animation: A Brief Overview (TV Anime and Japanese Aesthetics); Paul Wells
57. Children's Cartoons (Cartoon Controversies); Paul Wells
58. Adult Animation (Adult Swim); Paul Wells (The Simpsons and South Park; Kevin Donnelly)
PART X: POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT
59. The Populist Debate; Toby Miller
60. The Quiz Show (Who Wants to be a Millionaire?); William Boddy
61. The Celebrity Talk Show (The Tonight Show); Jane Shattuc
62. The Confessional Talk Show (The Oprah Winfrey Show); Jane Shattuc
63. Sport (The Super Bowl); Rod Brookes
64. Music on Television (MTV); K.J. Donnelly
65. Ordinary Television; Frances Bonner
66. Daytime TV; John Hartley
67. Advertising (The Levi's 501 'Launderette' commercial; Daniel Chandler) (QVC; Glen Creeber)
68. Conclusion: Genre and Video on Demand; Mareike Jenner
Bibliography
Index