"This is an ambitious analysis of television studies as a whole."Â —Library Journal Focusing on U.S. television of the 1980s—from ÂMiami Vice, Moonlighting, and Pee-wee's Playhouse to Max Headroom—Lynne Joyrich explores how gender ...
Author: Lynne Joyrich
Publisher: Indiana University Press
"This is an ambitious analysis of television studies as a whole."Â —Library Journal Focusing on U.S. television of the 1980s—from ÂMiami Vice, Moonlighting, and Pee-wee's Playhouse to Max Headroom—Lynne Joyrich explores how gender affects the reception of television. She traces how the medium has been chracterized as "feminine" and then turns to the television shows themselves and analyzes a range of genres and forms.
See Aaron Gerow, “Critical Reception: Historical Conceptions of Japanese Film Criticism,” in Daisuke Miyao, ed., Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014, p. 68. 7 Perhaps the most famous example of ...
Author: Sean D. OReilly
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Re-Viewing the Past: The Uses of History in the Cinema of Imperial Japan analyzes the complicated relationship between history films, audiences, reviewers and censors in Japan for the critically important years from 1925-1945. First contextualizing the history of the popular “Bakumatsu” period (1853-1868), the moment of Japan's emergence as a modern nation, Sean O'Reilly paves the way for a reinterpretation of Japanese pre and postwar cinema. Setting a film in the Bakumatsu period offered 'cultural breathing room' to both filmmakers and viewers, offering a cinematic space where apolitical entertainment and now-forbidden themes like romance still reigned. Some filmmakers-and viewers-even conceived of these films as being a form of resistance against Japan's growing militarism. As comparisons between the popularity of such films versus that of state-sponsored propaganda films show, audiences responded enthusiastically to these glimmers of resistance. O'Reilly argues that we should turn our attention to the much more popular films of the time that were major hits with audiences in order to understand what resonated with wartime spectators, and to speculate about why this might have been the case. Including clips of these rare films, a so-far neglected area of Japanese film history is now firmly situated in context to offer a thought-provoking, multidisciplinary approach.
The body of literature on the reception and evaluation of research-based theater is growing but authors are still working toward trying to address the uniqueness and nuanced nature of theater as a form of research.
Author: Audrey Trainor
"A guide for researchers and reviewers."
Thompson (English, Kingston U., England) examines some 100 19th- century reviews of four novels published between 1847 and 1857: Charles Reade's It Is Never Too Late To Mend; Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights; Anthony Trollope's Barchester ...
Author: Nicola Diane Thompson
Publisher: NYU Press
When Scenes of Clerical Life appeared anonymously in 1853 the Saturday Review pictured its author, George Eliot, as a bearded Cambridge clergyman and the revered father of several children. When Anthony Trollope published Nina Balatka and Linda Tressel anonymously in 1867, the London Review argued that the internal evidence required the author to be female. Gender played a pivotal role in the reception of Victorian novels and was not only an analytical category used by Victorian reviewers to conceptualize, interpret, and evaluate novels, but in some cases was the primary category. This book analyzes over 100 nineteenth-century reviews of several prominent novels, both canonical and non-canonical, chosen for the various ways in which they conformed with and deviated from conventional gender stereotypes. Among these titles are Charles Reade's It Is Never Too Late to Mend, Emily Bront's Wuthering Heights, Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers and Charlotte Yonge's The Heir of Redclyffe. This study goes beyond the intuitive notion that a double standard existed in the Victorian era which undervalues the work of women writers. Male writers, such as Trollope, were in fact also vulnerable to the masculine/feminine hierarchies of Victorian literary criticism. Some women writers, on the other hand, actually benefitted from gendered evaluations. Charlotte Yonge, for instance, conformed so closely to the ideal and idealized view of feminine writing that she is chivalrously exempted from more critical examinations of intellectual content. Having unearthed often ignored or neglected sources, Thompson examines the ways in which Victorian constructions of literary reputations were filtered through preconceptions about gender and writing.
As a result , reception studies are concerned with the ways that television addresses us as viewers in addition to the ... She begins that essay by reviewing the kinds of questions asked by what she calls qualitative audience research ...
Author: Professor of Ophthalmology and Pharmacology and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology Robert C Allen, M D
Publisher: Psychology Press
A discussion of a truly international range of television programs, this title covers alternative modes of television such as digital and satellite.
Focusing particularly on the critical reception of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot, Joanne Wilkes offers in-depth examinations of reviews by eight female critics: Maria Jane Jewsbury, Sara Coleridge, Hannah Lawrance, Jane ...
Author: Joanne Wilkes
Focusing particularly on the critical reception of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot, Joanne Wilkes offers in-depth examinations of reviews by eight female critics: Maria Jane Jewsbury, Sara Coleridge, Hannah Lawrance, Jane Williams, Julia Kavanagh, Anne Mozley, Margaret Oliphant and Mary Augusta Ward. What they wrote about women writers, and what their writings tell us about the critics' own sense of themselves as women writers, reveal the distinctive character of nineteenth-century women's contributions to literary history. Wilkes explores the different choices these critics, writing when women had to grapple with limiting assumptions about female intellectual capacities, made about how to disseminate their own writing. While several publishing in periodicals wrote anonymously, others published books, articles and reviews under their own names. Wilkes teases out the distinctiveness of nineteenth-century women's often ignored contributions to the critical reception of canonical women authors, and also devotes space to the pioneering efforts of Lawrance, Kavanagh and Williams to draw attention to the long tradition of female literary activity up to the nineteenth century. She draws on commentary by male critics of the period as well, to provide context for this important contribution to the recuperation of women's critical discourse in nineteenth-century Britain.
Just one example can be found in John Leo , “ Watching As the Jury Turns . ... —the ways in which television inscribes models of reception in its texts - in Lynne Joyrich , Re - Viewing Reception : Television , Gender , and Postmodern ...
Author: Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Publisher: Psychology Press
In this history of new media technologies, leading media and cultural theorists examine new media against the background of traditional media such as film, photography, and print in order to evaluate the multiple claims made about the benefits and freedom of digital media.
Over many years of watching Canadian television drama, I have never seen a television hero of either sex who resembled this portrait of the American hero. Not unexpectedly there are none on North of 60. In Re-Viewing Reception: ...
Author: Mary Jane Miller
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Using recent scholarship in ethnography and popular culture, Miller throws light on both what these series present and what is missing, how various long-standing issues are raised and framed differently over time, and what new issues appear. She looks at narrative arc, characterization, dialogue, and theme as well as how inflections of familiar genres like family adventure, soap opera, situation comedy, and legal drama shape both the series and viewers' expectations. Miller discusses Radisson, Forest Rangers and other children's series in the 1960s and early 1970s, as well as Beachcombers, Spirit Bay, The Rez, and North of 60 - series whose complex characters created rewarding relationships while dealing with issues ranging from addiction to unemployment to the aftermath of the residential school system.