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Dear Angela: Remembering My So-Called Life (Critical Studies in Television)

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Dear Angela includes fourteen critical essays that examine the brief-lived but landmark television series, My So-Called Life (1994-1995). Though certainly not the first young woman to be the center of a television series, Angela Chase and the show about her life were doing something new on television and influenced many of the shows about young people that followed. Michele Byers and David Lavery bring together enthusiastic and engaging voices that bear on a series that continues to be hailed as a breakthrough moment in television, even though more than a decade has passed since its cancellation. Tackling a broad range of topics from identity politics, to music, to infidelity, and death each essay builds upon a belief that My So-Called Life is a particularly rich text worth studying for the clues it offers about a particular moment in cultural and television history. Dear Angela offers a sophisticated analysis of the show's legacy and cultural relevance that will appeal to media studies scholars and fans alike.

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Fourteen essays on the short-lived TV show My So-Called Life (1994-1995) are assembled here, examining gender and sexuality, music, characters, themes, links to literature (including Catcher in the Rye, and narrative strategies in the show. Two essays in the volume have been previously published elsewhere. Byers teaches at Saint Mary's U. in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Lavery is in the film and television department at Brunel U. in the UK. Contributors are scholars of fiction and literature, English, film and media studies, and culture and communication from Canada, the US, and Europe. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Dear Angela includes fourteen critical essays that examine the brief-lived but landmark television series, My So-Called Life (1994-1995). Tackling a broad range of topics_from identity politics, to music, to infidelity, and death_each essay builds upon a belief that My So-Called Life is a particularly rich text worth studying for the clues it offers about a particular moment in cultural and television history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739116920
Author:
Byers, Michele
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Editor:
Lavery, David
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-Media Studies
Series:
Critical Studies in Television
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
246
Dimensions:
9.01x6.36x.74 in. .86 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Dear Angela includes fourteen critical essays that examine the brief-lived but landmark television series, My So-Called Life (1994-1995). Tackling a broad range of topics_from identity politics, to music, to infidelity, and death_each essay builds upon a belief that My So-Called Life is a particularly rich text worth studying for the clues it offers about a particular moment in cultural and television history.
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