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Men with stakes : masculinity and the gothic in US television

Author: Julia M Wright
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Men with stakes builds on recent discussions of television Gothic by examining the ways in which the Gothic mode is deployed specifically to call into question televisual realism and, with it, conventional depictions of masculinity. Released from the mandate of realism to describe the world as it is supposed to be, television Gothic calls attention to the constructedness of gender - and therefore to the possibility  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julia M Wright
ISBN: 9780719097706 0719097703
OCLC Number: 917362557
Description: viii, 186 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Bedeviling paternal discipline: fathers from American Gothic to Point Pleasant --
Looking for daddy: Carnivàle, Supernatural, and Millennium --
Latchkey hero: the horrors of class in Eric Kripke's Supernatural --
Gothic foundations: "The Pest House," "Hell House," and "The Murder House" --
Conclusion: gothic conspiracy and the eyes of Lara Means.
Other Titles: Masculinity and the gothic in US television
Responsibility: Julia M. Wright.
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Moves beyond a focus on gothic machinery and adaptations of literary gothic to consider television gothic in light of recent scholarship on the mode itself. -- .  Read more...

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'For fans and scholars of the series like Supernatural. the book is a delightful exploration into one aspect of what makes these series so resonant.'Bridget Kies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Read more...

 
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