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The television world of Pushing daisies : critical essays on the Bryan Fuller series

Author: Alissa Burger
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Pushing Daisies was one of the most successful network television shows in recent history. This collection of 10 essays addresses the off-beat elements that made the show a success. Divided into three sections, the essays address the themes of difference, placement of the series within a larger philosophical context and the role of gender on the show"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alissa Burger
ISBN: 9780786461486 0786461489
OCLC Number: 689522304
Description: vi, 196 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Alissa Burger --
Television, Difference, and Pushing Daisies. Spectacular Collision/Collusion: Genre, "Quality," and Contemporary Drama / Lorna Jowett --
Pushing Daisies Away: Community Through Isolation / Matt Dauphin --
Often Invisible: Disability in Pushing Daisies / Christine Garbett --
Philosophy and Pushing Daisies. Consuming Grief and Eating Pie / Laura Anh Williams --
"Neophobic Ned Needs Neoteny": Neuroses and Child's Play / Ann-Gee Lee --
"Here Lies Dwight, Here Lies His Gun. He Was Bad, Now He's Done": On Justice and Schadenfreude / Christine Angela Knoop --
"It's a destiny thing-enjoy it!": free will and --
Determinism in Bryan Fuller's series / Patrick Gill --
Gender and Pushing Daisies. The Queer, Quirky World of Pushing Daisies / Daniel Farr --
Sweet Talk in The Pie Hole: Language, Intimacy, and Public Space / Tara K. Parmiter --
Fashion, Femininity, and the 1950s: Costume and Identity Negotiation in Pushing Daisies / Alissa Burger.
Responsibility: edited by Alissa Burger.

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