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Screwball Television : Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls
by David Diffrient and David Lavery


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780815632399
  • ISBN-10: 0815632398
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publish Date: April 2010
  • Page Count: 380
  • Dimensions: 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.54 pounds

Series: Television and Popular Culture

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