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Essays on Domestic Place, Space and Life
Edited by Juliette C. Kitchens

Sep 2017 197pp
9781476667027 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
Joss Whedon’s work collectively offers audiences the opportunity to question the ways we
relate to and inhabit homes. Focusing on his television series, films and comics, this collection
of new essays explores the diversity of home spaces in Whedon’s many ’verses, and the
complexity these spaces afford the narratives, characters, objects and relationships within



Critical Essays
Edited by Scott F. Stoddart

Feb 2018 184pp
9780786476886 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
Interrogates the British cultural phenomenon, challenging readers to explore how and why
this television serial about life upstairs and downstairs in a British, turn-of-the-century manor
home resonates with American audiences, and exploring topics including the role of the
house, the influence of jazz and fashion, and changing female roles.



Talking Terror with TV’s Top Horror Writers
Thomas Fahy

Apr 2017 168pp
9781496813251 Paperback £28.50 / €32.00
Television Conversations Series
Features original interviews with the writers of today’s most frightening and fascinating
shows. The Writing Dead features thought-provoking, never-before-published interviews
with the top writers and gives the creators an opportunity to delve more deeply into the
subject of television horror than anything found online.
University Press of Mississippi


The University of Georgia Press THE AGE OF NETFLIX

RECONSIDERING ROOTS Critical Essays on Streaming Media, Digital
Delivery and Instant Access
Race, Politics, and Memory Edited by Myc Wiatrowski
Edited by Erica L. Ball & Kellie Carter Jackson
Oct 2017 215pp
Jan 2017 296pp, 7 b&w images 9780786497478 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
9780820350820 Paperback £26.95 / €30.00
9780820350837 Hardback £76.50 / €85.00 Collecting several new essays from scholars around the
Since 1970: Histories of Contemporary America Series globe, this collection seeks to participate in the ongoing
discourse about Netflix’s place in contemporary culture.
Invites readers to reconsider the politics and scope of the These contributors explore the intricacies of the enormous
Roots phenomenon of the 1970s. Alex Haley’s 1976 book effect Netflix has had on how we consume popular media in
was a publishing sensation, winning a National Book Award the everyday world and examines the streaming giant as a
and a special Pulitzer Prize. The 1977 TV adaptation earned disruptor and cultural institution.
thirty-eight Emmy nominations. These essays interrogate
Roots, assessing the ways that the book and its dramatization AGNES MOOREHEAD ON RADIO,
recast representations of slavery. STAGE AND TELEVISION

McFarland Axel Nissen
Nov 2017 141pp
ABC FAMILY TO FREEFORM TV 9781476667584 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00

Essays on the Programs of the For full details of this title, see page 39.
Millennial-Focused Network
Edited by Emily L. Newman & Emily Witsell THE AMERICAN TELEVISION CRITIC

Mar 2018 225pp A History
9781476667355 Paperback £46.50 / €52.00 Melissa Crawley

Launched in 1977, the network originally associated Mar 2017 192pp
with Pat Robertson has gone through many changes in 9781476669366 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
ownership and title. Its most recent incarnations, ABC
Family and Freeform (2016-present), feature a unique Jackie Gleason once said, “Television critics are men who
mixture of programming to become one of the leading cable report traffic accidents to eyewitnesses.”But aren’t we all TV
channels. Through a carefully selected group of essays, this critics? This book covers more than five decades of American
volume examines this important channel from a variety of criticism, from the early days to the present. A television
perspectives. critic’s work is more than a consumer guide - it is part of a rich
history that offers an insightful view of American culture.
The Legacy of the Cold War in
Dr. Strangelove, End Zone, Crash and The Doppelgänger in 21st Century Fiction,
The Wire Television and Film
Niall Heffernan Heather Duerr Humann

Nov 2017 166pp Mar 2018 133pp
9781476664668 Paperback £56.95 / €63.00 9781476671765 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00

The Cold War profoundly shaped neoliberalism in ways A figure from ancient folklore, the doppelgänger continues
that are as yet not fully realised. This book is a careful and to reemerge in literature, television and film. The modern-
extensively researched look at the narratives that pierce the day doppelgänger (“double-goer”in German) is typically
heart of the Cold War zeitgeist and its aftermath and reveal depicted in a traditional form adapted to reflect present-day
to us that we may be living in a post-Cold War world. social anxieties. Focusing on a broad range of narratives, this
volume explores 21st century representations in novels, TV
shows and movies.


Critical Essays on the Original Series
Edited by Eric Hoffman Essays on Masculinity in the FX Series
Edited by Susan Fanetti
Aug 2017 181pp
9781476671277 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00 Mar 2018 155pp
9781476671918 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
Though it lasted just two seasons, Twin Peaks raised the bar
for television and is now considered one of the great dramas One of the FX network’s most successful original
in TV history. This collection of new essays explores its filmic productions, Sons of Anarchy roared onto the scene in
influences, its genre-bending innovations and its use of September 2008 and dominated FX’s programming for
horror and science fiction conventions, from the original seven seasons. This collection includes a robust array of
series to the film prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and scholarly perspectives on Sons of Anarchy’s complicated
subsequent video releases. presentation of masculinity and the cultural implications
Essays on Themes and Characters of the Series
Edited by James F. Iaccino, Cory Barker & Myc Wiatrowski The Henriad in the Old West
Susan Cosby Ronnenberg
Nov 2017 243pp
9780786497874 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00 Jan 2018 179pp
9781476665757 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
This collection of new essays focuses on The CW network’s
hit television series Arrow - based on DC Comic’s Green Arrow Explores parallels between William Shakespeare’s second set
- and its spin-offs. The contributors explore the reasons of history plays (Richard II,Henry IV and Henry V) and the HBO
behind Arrow’s success, the series’representation of bodies, TV series Deadwood. Drawing on textual analysis and cultural
its portrayal of women, its shifting political ideologies, and studies approaches, this book focuses on a comparison of
audience reception and influence on storylines. these specific works’commonalities and distinctions.

Essays on Domestic Place, Space and Life
Edited by Juliette C. Kitchens Joshua K. Wright
Apr 2018 219pp
Sep 2017 197pp 9781476673677 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
9781476667027 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
Analyses the multifaceted issues presented in Empire’s first
For full details of this title, see page 1. three seasons from an interdisciplinary perspective.It assesses
Empire’s role in the evolution of black images on television
and other mediums of popular culture by examining past
and present diverse bodies of literature and media, analytical
data, and discussions on respectability.


Essays on Gender, Trauma and Addiction in
A Comprehensive Supplement, 2011–2016 the Netflix Series
Vincent Terrace Edited by Tim Rayborn & Abigail Keyes

Dec 2017 241pp Mar 2018 207pp
9781476671383 Paperback £77.50 / €86.00 9781476666846 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00

TV series broadcast between January 1, 2011 and December Jessica Jones barged onto our TV and computer screens in
31, 2016 are chronicled here in the first supplement to November 2015, courtesy of Marvel and Netflix, presenting
Encyclopedia of Television Shows,1925-2010. In addition to a hard-drinking female protagonist who wrestles with her
covering the major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, the CW, own inner (and outer) demons. This collection of new essays
Fox and NBC) many cable only channels are also included offers insight into Jessica Jones’s complex themes and story
(for example, AMC, Disney, Nickelodeon, Bravo, Lifetime, lines.
Discovery, TNT, Comedy Central and History).

Critical Essays Big Business Critiqued in the Films and
Edited by Scott F. Stoddart Television Programs
Erin Giannini
Feb 2018 184pp
9780786476886 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 Dec 2017 176pp
9781476667768 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
For full details of this title, see page 1.
In this study of Joss Whedon’s work, from his early days as
HERO OR VILLAIN? story editor for Roseanne to his relationship with Marvel,
the author traces his use of corporate culture as the primary
Essays on Dark Protagonists of Television antagonist under which all of his protagonists struggle,
Edited by Abigail G. Scheg & Tamara Girardi from the fast food horrors in Buffy and Roseanne, to the
corporate-funded technology used in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Nov 2017 188pp
9781476667690 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00 KILLING OFF THE LESBIANS

One dimensional television characters are a thing of the A Symbolic Annihilation on Film and
past - today’s shows feature intricate storylines and well Television
developed characters. Protagonists are not categorically Liz Millward, Janice G. Dodd & Irene Fubara-Manuel
good, antagonists often have relatable good sides. These
essays examine the complex characters in Orange Is the New May 2017 163pp
Black,Homeland,Key & Peele,Oz,Empire,Breaking Bad,House, 9781476668161 Paperback £66.95 / €75.00
and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Spoiler Alert: the lesbian character always dies. Looking at
JACK LORD the fates of characters over decades, this wide-ranging and
lively book argues that killing off the lesbian - even if she
An Acting Life only appears via the subtext - is nothing new. It is a form of
Sylvia D. Lynch symbolic annihilation that has an impact in real life..

Feb 2018 150pp
9781476666273 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00

Before his rise to superstardom portraying Detective Steve
McGarrett on the long-running police drama Hawaii Five-O,
Jack Lord was already a dedicated and versatile performer on
Broadway, in film and on television. This book, the first to
draw on Lord’s massive personal archive, gives a behind-the-
scenes look into the life and work of a TV legend.



Ed Andreychuk A New Voice Enters Campaign Politics
Nov 2017 123pp William T. Horner & M. Heather Carver
9780786499724 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
Nov 2017 183pp
Created by script writer Fran Striker and radio station owner 9781476671840 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00
George W. Trendle, the Lone Ranger was meant to embody
courage, fair play and honesty, and writers had to adhere Two remarkable events occurred during 1976: The debut
to specific guidelines: “he never smokes... he uses precise of Saturday Night Live and the Presidential Election pitting
speech... he never shoots to kill.”This book examines the Gerald Ford against Jimmy Carter. Both events had profound
franchise in detail, with summaries and production details of and enduring influence on shaping the country America is
the original radio episodes. today. This book is the first to examine the ground-shaking
collision of SNL and Presidential politics when it all began.
A Critical History of the Original Series
Darren Mooney Essays on Community, Creativity and
Oct 2017 224pp Jennifer Wojton & Lynnette Porter
9781476665269 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00
Nov 2017 154pp
More than 20 years after it was first broadcast, The X-Files 9781476670201 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
still holds the public imagination. Covering the entire series
from its debut through the second feature film, this book When the BBC’s television series Sherlock debuted in summer
examines how creator Chris Carter and his team of writers 2010, no one knew what an international phenomenon
turned a scrappy cult favourite into a global phenomenon. it would become. Since then, Sherlock has encouraged a
diverse fandom. Like the object of their affection, Sherlock
READING AMERICAN HORROR STORY Holmes, fans scrutinise clues about the series’meaning and
deduce what happens off screen or off the set, then share
Essays on the Television Franchise their findings across the internet.
Edited by Rebecca Janicker
Apr 2017 189pp
9781476663524 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00 Social Protest and Gender in Undead Cinema
and Television
Looming onto the television horror landscape in October Elizabeth Aiossa
2011, a new drama known simply as American Horror Story
gave its eager viewers a lurid and graphic weekly dose of Mar 2018 151pp
psychological unease and gruesome violence. As the first 9781476666730 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00
book-length study of American Horror Story, this collection
examines the contribution that this franchise has made to Zombie stories are continually shifting and evolving to
small screen horror. meet fan demands, to challenge genre expectations, and
to raise critical questions. This volume explores these critical
inquires and more, through the close examination of
classic and current screen narratives and their often radical
representations of the living and the undead, with the
support of leading theories from film, genre, and zombie

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Damsels, Feminists and Monsters
A Biographical Dictionary Valerie Estelle Frankel
Everett Aaker
Jan 2018 229pp
May 2017 488pp, 155 illustrations 9781476672229 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
9781476662503 Paperback £51.50 / €57.00 Over the past half-century Doctor Who has defined science
fiction television. The women in the series - from orphans
A biographical encyclopaedia that covers every actor and heroic mothers to seductresses and clever teachers -
and actress who had a regular role in a Western series on flourish in their roles yet rarely surmount them. Covering
American television from 1960 to 1975, with analyses of all of the series - classic and new - this book examines the
key players. Entries provide birth and death dates, family women archetypes in Doctor Who.
information, and brief accounts of each player’s career, with
a cross-referenced videography. An appendix gives details University Press of Mississippi
about all Western series, network or syndicated, 1960-1975.
Talking Terror with TV’s Top Horror Writers
Essays on Gender and Identity in the Thomas Fahy
Star Trek Universe
Edited by Nadine Farghaly & Simon Bacon Apr 2017 168pp
9781496813251 Paperback £28.50 / €32.00
Jul 2017 231pp Television Conversations Series
9781476668536 Paperback £36.50 / €40.00 For full details of this title, see page 1.

In 2016, Star Trek - arguably the most popular science fiction University of Pittsburgh Press
franchise of all time - turned 50. This collection of new essays
provides a timely study of how well Star Trek has lived up REIMAGINING BRAZILIAN TELEVISION
to its own ideals of inclusivity and equality, and how well
prepared it is to boldly go with everyone into the next half Luiz Fernando Carvalho’s Contemporary
century. Vision
Eli Lee Carter
Jan 2018 288pp, 116 b&w illustrations
A Complete Guide to Works in All Media 9780822964988 Paperback £29.95 / €33.00
Don Macnaughtan Latino and Latin American Profiles
The Brazilian television industry is one of the most
Jan 2018 228pp productive and commercially successful in the world. Eli
9781476670591 Paperback £46.50 / €52.00 Lee Carter examines the field of television production
by focusing on the work of one of Brazil’s greatest living
The director, producer and screenwriter Joss Whedon is directors, Luiz Fernando Carvalho. Through an emphasis
acclaimed as a major creative force in television, movies, on Carvalho’s thirty-plus year career, Carter sheds light on
comic books, and a host of other media. His output has Brazilian television’s history, its current state, and its future.
been so vast and diverse that tracking everything he has
created has become an ongoing challenge. This inventory
and bibliographic guide provides a complete, accurate, and
authoritative survey of Whedon’s work.


A Critical History of American Film and
Television Portrayals
Heather Greene

Mar 2018 157pp
9781476662527 Paperback £41.50 / €46.00

To understand how the witch changed over 120 years,
this book follows the trajectory of the cinematic witch by
examining her visual and narrative constructions over time. It
looks at the witch, contextualised historically and religiously,
as a symbolic representation of womanhood and radical


Rutgers University Press Syracuse University Press


Steven Shaviro Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls
Mar 2017 140pp Edited by David Scott Diffrient & David Lavery
9780813579535 Paperback £14.95 / €17.00
9780813589459 Hardback £53.50 / €61.00 Nov 2017 424pp
Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture 9780815635284 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00
Television and Popular Culture
Examines the ways that music videos interact with and
change older media like movies and gallery art; the use of Bringing together essays by scholars from around the
technologies like compositing, motion control, morphing world, Screwball Television offers a variety of international
software, and other digital special effects in order to create a perspectives on Gilmore Girls. Adored by fans and celebrated
new organisation of time and space; how artists use music by critics for its sophisticated wordplay and compelling
videos to project their personas; and how less well known portrayal of a mother-daughter relationship, this
musicians use music videos to extend their range and attract contemporary American TV program finally gets its due as a
attention. cultural production unlike any other.

THE QUEER FANTASIES OF THE Wayne State University Press
Tison Pugh
Feb 2018 280pp, 34 photos John Alberti
9780813591711 Paperback £23.95 / €27.00 Feb 2017 144pp
9780813591728 Hardback £78.50 / €88.00 9780814342121 Paperback £16.50 / €21.00
TV Milestones Series
Examines the evasive depictions of sexuality in domestic
and family-friendly sitcoms. Tison Pugh charts the history of Looks at how the focus The Killing shifts the police procedural
increasing sexual depiction in this genre while also unpacking away from the idea that solving the mystery of whodunit
how sitcoms use sexuality as a source of power, as a kind of means resolving the crime, and toward dealing with the
camouflage, and as a foundation for family building. ongoing psychological aftermath of crime and violence on
social and family relationships.
Southern Illinois University Press


A Memoir of Fifty Years in Chicago TV News
Walter Jacobson

Oct 2017 216pp, 28 illustrations

9780809336180 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00

Walter Jacobson’s highly readable book Walter’s Perspective
provides a unique glimpse into the Chicago news business.
While it is ultimately Jacobson’s story, it is also an insider’s
account of the inner workings of Chicago television news,
including the ratings games, the process of defining news
and choosing stories, the media’s power and its failures, and
the meddling by corporate and network executives.

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EXPLORING SPACE 1999 Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks
Edited by David Lavery
An Episode Guide and Complete History of
the Mid-1970s Science Fiction Television 1995 296pp
Series 9780814325063 Paperback £27.95 / €31.00
John Kenneth Muir Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series

2005 222pp, photos A study of Twin Peaks, the first foray into television for
9780786422760 Paperback £20.95 / €23.00 film director David Lynch. It addresses topics which include
the series’cult status, its obsession with doubling and its
The British-made Space: 1999 was a space adventure of the silencing of women. It also analyses the series from feminist,
mid-1970s. From the science fiction show’s conception in deconstructionist and semiotic perspectives..
1973 to its cancellation in 1977, this reference work covers
each of the 48 episodes in depth. THE WEST WING

2012 144pp, 15 illustrations
A Biography and Complete Career Record 9780814334362 Paperback £16.50 / €21.00
Malcolm MacFarlane & Ken Crossland TV Milestones Series

2012 310pp, 73 photos, discography The behind-the-scenes ensemble drama about Washington
9780786471669 Paperback £25.95 / €29.00 politics premiered on the wake of the Monica Lewinsky
scandal, was the first series to respond to the 9/11 terrorist
Perry Como’s career illuminates developments in the music attacks, and concluded in the closing years of the Bush
and television business in the middle of the last century. This Administration. In this volume, Janet McCabe explores The
biography features 73 photographs, a complete discography, West Wing as both a space for political and social discourse
a listing of all television appearances, and a year by year and a force that reshaped contemporary television.
chronology of Perry Como’s life.
Theresa L. Geller
A Complete History in Print, Radio, Film and 2016 144pp, 13 illustrations
Television of Leslie Charteris’ Robin Hood of 9780814339428 Paperback £16.50 / €21.00
Modern Crime, Simon Templar, 1928-1992 TV Milestones Series
Burl Barer
Provides the reader with several points of entry into the TV
2003 431pp, 58 photos series, with social, cultural, and political analyses framed by
9780786416806 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00 the examination of the show’s many overlapping genres.

The now legendary character created by Leslie Charteris has
survived nearly three-quarters of a century of perilous action
and narrow escapes. This guide includes plot synopses of the
radio and television programs, with air dates and production
credits, and more.


Essays on the BBC Series
Edited by Louisa Ellen Stein & Kristina Busse

2012 251pp
9780786468188 Paperback £30.95 / €35.00

The critically-acclaimed BBC television series Sherlock (2010)
re-envisions Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective for the digital
age. This collection explores the cultural intersections and fan
traditions that converge in Sherlock and its fandoms.


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