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Suburb, Network, Homeland: National Space and the Rhetoric of Broadcasting

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the landscape of American broadcasting in the second half of the twentieth century evolved from a situation in which values of liberal independence acted as a front for the ... More


Sentimental Globalism

Yogita Goyal

in Runaway Genres: The Global Afterlives of Slavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479829590
eISBN:
9781479819676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829590.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that neo-abolitionism uses sentimentalism to dehistoricize contemporary atrocities, viewing them as revivals of a superseded Atlantic past. Modern slave narratives, explicitly ... More


Epilogue: Embracing Orientalism in the Homeland

Brian T. Edwards

in After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174008
eISBN:
9780231540551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174008.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What cultural products make it back to the US from the Middle East and North Africa in the present? This epilogue discusses the peristence of Orientalism in the contemporary US--focusing on the TV ... More


From “Angel of Mercy” to “Fallen Folk Hero”: Zeitoun’s Story Travels

Kate Parker Horigan

in Consuming Katrina: Public Disaster and Personal Narrative

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817884
eISBN:
9781496817921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817884.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses Abdulrahman Zeitoun’s Katrina narrative, the subject of Zeitoun, Dave Eggers’ non-fiction bestseller. The story was first shared as a public blog by Mr. Zeitoun, then interview ... More


Dave Eggers

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines some of Dave Eggers's works, beginning with his 2000 memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. The title of the memoir brings two assumptions into sharp relation: that ... More


“I’ll eat you up I love you so”: Adaptation, Authorship, and Intermediality in Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are

Eddie Falvey

in ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474447621
eISBN:
9781474476669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447621.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Falvey contrasts critical work on Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are with its role at the epicentre of a series of intermedial adaptations, including Jonze and Dave Eggers’ screenplay, ... More


The Believers: Writers Publishing for Readers, or Preliminary Musings on the Hogarth Press and Mcsweeney’s

Aurelea Mahood

in Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082624
eISBN:
9781781384961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082624.003.0034
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the question of marketing and the writer-run press by comparing Hogarth Press and McSweeney's, in terms of their constructions of cultural value, readership, and authorial ... More


Broadcast Yourself: The Confessional Performance of Reality TV

Christopher Grobe

in Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829170
eISBN:
9781479839599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter argues that reality TV is inherently confessional—and quite aware of being so. Against a scholarly tradition of seeing fly-on-the-wall “surveillance” footage as the genre’s defining ... More


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