Annie Berke discusses Mary Tyler Moore’s portrayal of Laura Petrie to examine the fluid boundary between work and home in The Dick Van Dyke Show.Read more
Bunker Mentality: Fortified Domesticity and the “Crazy Prepper” in 10 Cloverfield Lane
Greg Clinton | Stony Brook University
Greg Clinton considers apocalyptic futures, survivalism, and “crazy preppers” as responses to changing social mores through 10 Cloverfield‘s representation of bunkers as fortified domestic spaces.Read more
by: Michele Byers / Saint Mary’s University
Facebook anyone? Looking to the online community, Facebook, the author considers how nostalgia and irony simultaneously figure into this current trend.
by: Judith Halberstam / University of Southern California
Let’s see how Little Children manages to sneak normativity into the plot as resolution for the problem of the community enforcement of …normativity!
by: Diane Negra / University of East Anglia
How CBS’ Close to Home redefines motherhood, community and family values.
by: Sharon Ross / Columbia College Chicago
How film remakes TV, and how TV remakes TV, too.
by: Moya Luckett / New York University
Marriage and motherhood seem to be both desirable and scarce for women in today’s current television programs. Examples are found in such shows as Desperate Housewives, My Fair Brady, Breaking Bonaduce and others.
by: John McMurria / DePaul University
Extreme Makeover Home Edition contestants are portrayed as good and deserving citizens who are the victims of misfortunes beyond their control. However, while EMHE helps these deserving citizens, the corporate sponsored show fails to recognize the irony inherent in the fact that it is these very corporations that contribute to these problems in the first place.
by: Heather Hendershot / Queens College
How are our televisual memories and self-perceptions challenged when we revisit the shows of our youth?