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‘Desperately Seeking the Audience’: models of audience reception

Kristyn Gorton

in Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624171
eISBN:
9780748670956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers how we can understand the term 'audience' and critically outlines some of the ways in which the audience has been approached, theorised and researched. It argues that the ... More


Political Animals: Somerville and Ross and Percy French on Edwardian Ireland

Julie Anne Stevens

in Synge and Edwardian Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609888
eISBN:
9780191731778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609888.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the use of animals in popular comic material of the early 1900s by women writers, Somerville and Ross, and entertainer, Percy French. It considers two Irish R.M. stories and ... More


Satzdenken, Indeterminacy and the Polyvalent Audience

Steven Putzel

in Sentencing Orlando: Virginia Woolf and the Morphology of the Modernist Sentence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414609
eISBN:
9781474444989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414609.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this chapter, Steven Putzel introduces Roman Ingarden’s concept of satzdenken – the ‘flow of thinking the sentence’ – to examine the theatricality of Woolf’s sentences. Approaching his selected ... More


Decoding the Drug War: The Racial Politics of Digital Audience Reception

Michael L. Rosino

in Racialized Media: The Design, Delivery, and Decoding of Race and Ethnicity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479811076
eISBN:
9781479807826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811076.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

A set of punitive drug-control policies and militaristic policing practices, commonly referred to as the “War on Drugs,” are intertwined with race, racism, and racial inequality. The War on Drugs ... More


The Sex Machine, the Full-Body Tattoo, and the Hermaphrodite: Gay Sexual Cinema, Audience Reception, and Fractal Recursivity

William L. Leap

in Queer Excursions: Retheorizing Binaries in Language, Gender, and Sexuality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199937295
eISBN:
9780199345854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937295.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter considers how binaries are disrupted in viewer descriptions of the bodies that are displayed in films and DVDs depicting male-centered, homoerotic activity (so-called “gay porn”—a ... More


Herodotus and his World

Joseph Skinner

in Interpreting Herodotus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198803614
eISBN:
9780191842016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803614.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Whilst meticulous in its analysis of individual books or logoi, modern scholarship has either taken Herodotus’ engagement with his wider world predominantly for granted or concerned itself primarily ... More


The Film and its Critics

Marcus K. Harmes

in Devil’s Advocates: The Curse of Frankenstein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733858
eISBN:
9781800342170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733858.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter gives a detailed summary of the events in the film, and discusses the techniques and devices it employs to tell the story. It describes how Terence Fisher, the director of The Curse of ... More


Fighting for Equal Time: Segregationists vs. Integrationists

Aniko Bodroghkozy

in Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036682
eISBN:
9780252093784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036682.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines the debate over the extent to which network television was giving Southern segregationists and Northern integrationists “equal time” by focusing on audience reception of two ... More


A Decade in the Sun

Denis Crowdy

in Hearing the Future: The Music and Magic of the Sanguma Band

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851569
eISBN:
9780824868307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851569.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Recalling Tjibaou (2005, p.20), Sanguma proclaimed their cultural existence and found their place in the sun for a decade or so. Chapter 3 explores Sanguma’s numerous international tours, their ... More


Global Aches: Teaching Evans Chan’s Bauhinia

Stacilee Ford

in Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories: The Cinema of Evans Chan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789888208166
eISBN:
9789888313488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208166.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Despite its relatively short fifty-minute length, Bauhinia offers its audience Evans Chan’s seamless essay-like integration of reality and fiction, artistic blend of music and camerawork. Bauhinia is ... More


Richard of Devizes, Walter Map, and Richard de Templo: History and Literature

Michael Staunton

in The Historians of Angevin England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198769965
eISBN:
9780191822742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769965.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Historiography

This chapter looks at the work of three historians—Richard of Devizes, Walter Map, and Richard de Templo—and the connection between history and literature. Richard of Devizes, though a Benedictine ... More


Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books

Jean-Paul Gabilliet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732672
eISBN:
9781621039860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732672.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book documents the rise and development of the American comic book industry from the 1930s to the present. It intertwines aesthetic issues and critical biographies with the concerns of ... More


Color Them Black

Adilifu Nama

in The Superhero Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter considers the impact of the lack of black superheroes on both black and white children. It argues that concern over media effects on black children who admire white superheroes is overly ... More


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