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Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Maisha Wester and Xavier Aldana Reyes (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440929
eISBN:
9781474477024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440929.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first transnational and transmedia companion to the post-millennial Gothic. This book explores the post-millennial Gothic. It emphasises ‘new’ themes and emergent subgenres as well as revisions ... More


Looking Back: Nostalgia, Postfeminism and the Teen Movie

Frances Smith

in Rethinking the Hollywood Teen Movie: Gender, Genre and Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474413091
eISBN:
9781474438452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413091.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Throughout this book, it has been clear that the Hollywood teen movie has close links with the youth culture of its time. Yet as this chapter will demonstrate, this equation between contemporary ... More


“Of Course I’m Proud of My Country!”: Michelle Obama’s Postracial Wink

Ralina L. Joseph

in Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media, and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479862825
eISBN:
9781479818426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479862825.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 scrutinizes the First Lady’s response to her racist and sexist treatment in mainstream media in the 2008 presidential election campaign. Michelle Obama faced many attacks from the ... More


“Because Often It’s Both”: Racism, Sexism, and Oprah’s Handbags

Ralina L. Joseph

in Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media, and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479862825
eISBN:
9781479818426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479862825.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 analyzes a case study from Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey has always occupied a unique, exceptional, and almost superhuman position in the American cultural imaginary. Winfrey has long since ... More


“I Just Wanted a World That Looked Like the One I Know”: The Strategically Ambiguous Respectability of a Black Woman Showrunner

Ralina L. Joseph

in Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media, and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479862825
eISBN:
9781479818426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479862825.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 examines showrunner Shonda Rhimes’ twenty-first century Black respectability politics through the form of strategic ambiguity. Joseph traces Rhimes’ performance of strategic ambiguity first ... More


“No, But I’m Still Black”: Women of Color Community, Hate-Watching, and Racialized Resistance

Ralina L. Joseph

in Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media, and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479862825
eISBN:
9781479818426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479862825.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 begins part two of the book, which analyzes the words of Black women who are behind and speaking back to their screens, and postulates about what happens when postracial resistance and ... More


“They Got Rid of the Naps, That’s All They Did”: Women of Color Critiques of Respectability Politics, Strategic Ambiguity, and Race Hazing

Ralina L. Joseph

in Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media, and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479862825
eISBN:
9781479818426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479862825.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 is the second of the two audience reception chapters in the books, which continues documenting a group of young women flow of commentary before, during, and after watching a full season of ... More


“Do Not Run Away from Your Blackness”: Black Women Television Workers and the Flouting of Strategic Ambiguity

Ralina L. Joseph

in Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media, and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479862825
eISBN:
9781479818426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479862825.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 6 focuses on television production economies and relies upon interview data in order to illustrate how Black female television writers, studios’ in-house legal counsel, and producers skirt ... More


Introduction

Kendra Marston

in Postfeminist Whiteness: Problematising Melancholic Burden in Contemporary Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430296
eISBN:
9781474453608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430296.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introductory section opens with a discussion of Lars von Trier’s 2011 film Melancholia, examining this text’s significance as part of a broader cultural moment in which the depressive episodes of ... More


Sofia Coppola’s Melancholic Aesthetic: Vanishing Femininity in an Object-oriented World

Kendra Marston

in Postfeminist Whiteness: Problematising Melancholic Burden in Contemporary Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430296
eISBN:
9781474453608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430296.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter Six offers a close reading of Sofia Coppola’s first three feature films, arguing that these texts provide critiques of neoliberal postfeminist culture through the heroines’ experience of a ... More


Teen Terrors: Race, Gender, and Horrifying Girlhood in

Janani Subramanian and Jorie Lagerwey

in Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806444
eISBN:
9781496806482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806444.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Shifting the focus from zombie epidemics in books to vampire invasions on the small screen, Subramanian and Lagerwey contemplate the “raced and gendered contradictions of postfeminist girl culture” ... More


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