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Commonalities: Writing Across the Interviews

Charlotte Brunsdon

in The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159803
eISBN:
9780191673702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the commonalities in the research and thoughts on feminism and soap opera of those who were interviewed for this study. All the interviewees have written significantly on soap ... More


The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Charlotte Brunsdon

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159803
eISBN:
9780191673702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This title traces the history of the feminist engagement with soap opera, using a wide range of sources from programme publicity to interviews with key soap-opera scholars. The book reveals that ... More


‘A Sense of Trying to Valorize Soap Opera as Women's TV’: Ellen Seiter

Charlotte Brunsdon

in The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159803
eISBN:
9780191673702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses an interview with Ellen Seiter about her research on soap opera in Great Britain. It provides background information on Seiter's family, education, and career highlights. In ... More


Introduction

Charlotte Brunsdon

in The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159803
eISBN:
9780191673702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to trace the development of British and U.S. feminist television criticism through a study of the soap opera during the period ... More


Introduction: The Crisis of Daytime Drama and What It Means for the Future of Television

Sam Ford, Abigail De Kosnik, and C. Lee Harrington

in The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737165
eISBN:
9781621037767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the main themes covered in this book. Daytime soap operas are currently struggling with declining ratings as well as uncertainty over who is actually ... More


Television Fiction in Context: Education and Entertainment

Lesley Henderson

in Social Issues in Television Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625314
eISBN:
9780748651177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625314.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Compared to the well-developed sociology of news production, there are few accounts of how the production process operates in relation to television fiction. The soap opera has not been examined and ... More


‘I Don't Think We Thought about It as Studying Soap Operas’: Christine Geraghty

Charlotte Brunsdon

in The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159803
eISBN:
9780191673702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses an interview with Christine Geraghty about her research on soap opera in Great Britain. It provides information on Geraghty's family and educational background. Her work ... More


The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Charlotte Brunsdon

in The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159803
eISBN:
9780191673702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on feminist television criticism of soap opera in the U.S. and Great Britain during the period from 1975 to 1986. The results reveal how the ... More


Feminists Taking Soap Opera Seriously: The Work of Carol Lopate, Michèle Mattelart, and Tania Modleski

Charlotte Brunsdon

in The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159803
eISBN:
9780191673702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the language and concerns of three pioneering 1970s feminist commentators on soap opera. It suggests that the continuities between the work of the 1940s and the 1970s are ... More


Preserving Soap History: What Will It Mean for the Future of Soaps?

Mary Jeanne Wilson

in The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737165
eISBN:
9781621037767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines the state of soap opera collections in three major U.S. television archives: the University of California Los Angeles Film & Television Archive; the Library of Congress Motion ... More


The Way We Were: The Institutional Logics of Professionals and Fans in the Soap Opera Industry

Melissa C. Scardaville

in The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737165
eISBN:
9781621037767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines fan and industry perceptions about the decline in quality of soap opera narratives. Both fans and industry professionals agree that soaps used to be so much better, and that the ... More


Women's Genres and Female Agency

Charlotte Brunsdon

in The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159803
eISBN:
9780191673702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the attention paid to soap opera in 1970s feminism in the U.S. It traces the way in which this genre became an attractive object of study for feminist scholars and suggests that ... More


Fantasies of the Housewife: The Case of Crossroads

Charlotte Brunsdon

in The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159803
eISBN:
9780191673702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the career and criticism of one of the most significant women of soap opera in Great Britain during the 1970s: Meg Mortimer of Crossroads. It suggests that Mortimer's appeal to ... More


‘What about the Rest of the Audience?’: Dorothy Hobson

Charlotte Brunsdon

in The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159803
eISBN:
9780191673702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses an interview with Dorothy Hobson about her research on soap opera in Great Britain. It provides background information on Hobson's family, education, and career highlights. Her ... More


‘Slightly Guilty Pleasures’: Terry Lovell

Charlotte Brunsdon

in The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159803
eISBN:
9780191673702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses an interview with Terry Lovell about her research on soap opera in Great Britain. It provides background information on Lovell's family, education, and career highlights. It ... More


Perspective: Scholar Robert C. Allen on Studying Soap Operas

C. Lee Harrington

in The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737165
eISBN:
9781621037767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter presents Allen’s views about the rewards of studying U.S. daytime serial dramas. Allen says that soap operas are worth studying for their persistence alone—as a form of storytelling, as ... More


Soap Opera Critics and Criticism: Industry and Audience in an Era of Transformation

Denise D. Bielby

in The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737165
eISBN:
9781621037767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0029
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines the work of soap critics, focusing on their understanding of the soap genre, the industry’s impact on their evaluative practices, and their relationship to television’s ... More


‘The Pleasure of a Programme Like This Is Not Something Simple’: Ien Ang

Charlotte Brunsdon

in The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159803
eISBN:
9780191673702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses an interview with Ien Ang about her research on soap opera in the U.S. It provides background information on Ang's family, education, and career highlights. It suggests that ... More


The Ironic and Convoluted Relationship Between Daytime and Primetime Soap Operas

Lynn Liccardo

in The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737165
eISBN:
9781621037767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter focuses on the soap opera genre’s increasing incorporation of over-the-top and campy elements alongside the development of many classic storytelling traits in primetime. It argues that ... More


Soaps for Tomorrow: Media Fans Making Online Drama from Celebrity Gossip

Abigail De Kosnik

in The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737165
eISBN:
9781621037767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0028
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter explains how media fans have begun constructing their own soap-like narratives out of non-fiction material—specifically celebrity gossip—in order to satisfy their desire for serialized ... More


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