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The Mad Men in the Attic: Seriality and Identity in the Modern Babylon

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

in The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728276
eISBN:
9780191794490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728276.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter describes the recurrence of a mid-Victorian form at the turn of the twenty-first century. Connecting the television series Mad Men to Trollope’s The Prime Minister and Flaubert’s Madame ... More


“Some People Just Hide in Plain Sight”: Historicizing Racism in Mad Men

Sarah Nilsen

in The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479809769
eISBN:
9781479893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809769.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyzes the underlying racial discourse that serves as the backdrop for the narrative action in Mad Men, a television series set in the 1960s about the fictional advertising agency ... More


Buckwild Mad Men: Necropolitics and Masculinity in Appalachia

Carol Mason

in Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175324
eISBN:
9780813175676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175324.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the depiction of masculinity in two early twenty-first-century representations of Appalachia: the short-lived reality show Buckwild and Rebecca Scott’s Removing Mountains: ... More


Late-Adolescence in the American Sixties: “The Twist” and the Twentysomethings in AMC’s Mad Men (2007–)

Samantha London

in Anxiety Muted: American Film Music in a Suburban Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199936151
eISBN:
9780190204662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936151.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

When Mad Men debuted, it was lavished with praise for its authenticity in portraying American life in the 1960s. Created by Matthew Weiner, Mad Men excavates the trying social issues from this ... More


Contestation over Sixties Memory in the New Millennium

Kristen Hoerl

in The Bad Sixties: Hollywood Memories of the Counterculture, Antiwar, and Black Power Movements

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817235
eISBN:
9781496817273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817235.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The conclusion discusses the implications of Hollywood’s selective amnesia regarding late sixties dissent for the 2016 presidential election campaign and contemporary social movements. It explains ... More


Lyric and the Service Sector: Frank O’Hara at Work

Jasper Bernes

in The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780804796415
eISBN:
9781503602601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796415.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

O’Hara’s “I do this, I do that” poems detail the poet’s movements through the city during periods of leisure. In this chapter, Bernes argues that such leisure periods are usually, implicitly or ... More


The Gothic at the Heart of Film and Film Theory

Elisabeth Bronfen

in The Gothic and Theory: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474427777
eISBN:
9781474465083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427777.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The main elements of the Freudian uncanny - re-animation of the dead, doubles, repetition compulsion, omnipotence of thought - can also be seen as a catalogue of the key techniques of cinema, the ... More


Introduction

Lisa Nanney

in John Dos Passos and Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781942954873
eISBN:
9781789629781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954873.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In 1930, Time magazine’s cover proclaimed John Dos Passos the most important writer on the Left in the U.S., and classified him along with Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner as one of the most ... More


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