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New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre

Martin Shuster

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226503813
eISBN:
9780226504001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226504001.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre argues that contemporary television series, especially from Twin Peaks onwards, are significant as both works of art and as meditations in ... More


The Gangster, Boredom, and Family: , Natality, and New Television

Martin Shuster

in New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226503813
eISBN:
9780226504001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226504001.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter presents a close reading of Showtime’s Weeds, arguing that Weeds is fundamentally concerned with a problem that defines segments of modernity: a certain sort of boredom, engendered by ... More


Introduction

Martin Shuster

in New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226503813
eISBN:
9780226504001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226504001.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The introduction to New Television situates television shows from Twin Peaks onwards amidst other aesthetic developments, both with the medium of television and beyond. It pushes back against almost ... More


“This America, Man”: Tragic Reconciliation, Television, and

Martin Shuster

in New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226503813
eISBN:
9780226504001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226504001.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter gives a close reading of HBO’s The Wire, arguing that the show powerfully engages with themes of absorption and theatricality (as these are understood in the work of art historian ... More


Conclusion

Martin Shuster

in New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226503813
eISBN:
9780226504001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226504001.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The conclusion ends New Television by assessing the genre/mode of new television, especially considering it in the context of queer theory and Lee Edelman’s critique of the notion of natality. The ... More


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