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  • Queer Politics of Television, Theby Samuel A. Chambers

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    The Queer Politics of Television is a radical book, which brings together the fields of political theory and television studies. In one of the first books to do so, Samuel A Chambers exposes and explores the cultural politics of television by treating television shows - including 'Six Feet Under', 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', 'Desperate Housewives',... more...

  • TV FAQby John Ellis

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    TV FAQ will make you a fully informed and knowledgeable, entertained and argumentative TV expert. Viewers and students of TV have a healthy curiosity about the medium and ask all sorts of general questions about it, but you have to look hard to find the answers. TV FAQ answers just about everything you?ve always wanted to know about television, in... more...

  • Reading Little Britainby Sharon Lockyer

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Little Britain' arrived on British TV in 2003 - and was an instant hit. Matt Lucas and David Walliams wrote and performed, and their sharp satirical genius created this character-based sketch show - Vicky Pollard, Dafydd "I'm the only gay in the village", Ting Tong Macadangdang are hard to forget. Its huge popularity as cult-comedy on radio, then... more...

  • Dexter and Philosophyby Richard Greene; George A. Reisch; Rachel Robison

    Open Court 2011; US$ 17.99

    What explains the huge popular following for Dexter , currently the most-watched show on cable, which sympathetically depicts a serial killer driven by a cruel compulsion to brutally slay one victim after another? Although Dexter Morgan kills only killers, he is not a vigilante animated by a sense of justice but a charming psychopath animated by... more...

  • I Heard You Paint Housesby Charles Brandt

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 10.99

    Soon to be a major film directed by Martin Scorsese. 'I heard you paint houses' are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank 'the Irishman' Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the wall and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles... more...

  • The World of Downton Abbeyby Jessica Fellowes; Julian Fellowes

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 20.99

    A lavish look at the real world--both the secret history and the behind-the-scenes drama--of the spellbinding Emmy Award-winning Masterpiece TV series Downton Abbey April 1912. The sun is rising behind Downton Abbey, a great and splendid house in a great and splendid park. So secure does it appear that it seems as if the way it represents will... more...

  • Valparaisoby Don DeLillo

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 11.18

    In Valparaiso , a breathtaking play from Don DeLillo, a man sets out on what he imagines will be an ordinary business trip to Valparaiso, Indiana. It proves to be anything but run-of-the-mill, turning instead into a mock-heroic journey toward identity and transcendence. Valparaiso is a funny, sharp and deeply satirical look at our information... more...

  • Most Talkativeby Andy Cohen

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 11.19

    The man behind the Real Housewives writes about his lifelong love affair with pop culture that brought him from the suburbs of St. Louis to his own television show From a young age, Andy Cohen knew one thing: He loved television. Not in the way that most kids do, but in an irrepressible, all-consuming, I-want-to-climb-inside-the-tube kind... more...

  • Film: A Very Short Introductionby Michael Wood

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 7.99

    Film is considered to be the dominant art form of the twentieth century. It can be considered many other things; a record of events, a modern mythology, a career, an industry, an art, a hobby, and much else. Michael Wood explores the history of film, its venture into the digital age, and its role and impact on modern society. more...

  • The DVD Novel: How the Way We Watch Television Changed the Television We Watchby Greg Metcalf

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00

    In 1981, NBC's Hill Street Blues combined the cop show and the soap opera to set the model for primetime serial storytelling, which is evident in The Sopranos , The Wire , and Breaking Bad . In 1963, ABC's The Fugitive showed how an anthology series could tell a continuing tale, influencing The X-Files , House , and Fringe . In 1987, NBC's... more...