The Television Genre Book
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Television Genre Book by Glen Creeber
Book DescriptionAs with film, genre is central to the industry and the visual form that is television. This book - written by many of the leading figures in television studies and including over twenty international contributors - provides an accessible and transparent introduction to the subject's central debates, issues, and concerns. The central analysis is supported with in-depth "grey-box" studies and relevant information of a varied range of key programs such as: "The Jerry Springer Show", "The Simpsons", "Star Trek", "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire", "Twin Peaks", "Walking with Dinosaurs", and "The Singing Detective" and channels such as CNN, Discovery, and MTV.Fully illustrated and following the format of the bfi's "The Cinema Book", it comes with selected reading guides and full bibliographies that are intended to help students at all levels. An essential and authoritative guide to a major area within media and television studies, this ambitious book will both help explain and expand our knowledge of an important and fast-growing area of study.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780851708508
(254mm x 194mm x 15mm)
Imprint: BFI Publishing
Publisher: British Film Institute
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Glen Creeber
Television Genre Book, Paperback (August 2015)
Genre is central to understanding the industrial context and the visual form of television. This third edition of a key textbook brings together leading international scholars to provide an accessible, comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the debates, issues and concerns of television genre.
Small Screen Aesthetics, Paperback (July 2013)
This new study provides an introduction to TV aesthetics and viewership from the 1940s to the present day, at a time when television as a medium is 'converging' with the pc and laptop.
Digital Culture, Paperback (December 2008)
Digital Cultures is an essential introductory guide for all media and communication studies students, as well as those with a general interest in new media and its impact on the world around us.
'Singing Detective', Paperback (March 2007)» View all books by Glen Creeber
Novelist Stephen King described "The Singing Detective" as 'the Citizen Kane of the mini-series'. Its innovative techniques and multi-layered narrative structure make it a truly remarkable piece of storytelling that has become internationally influential. This work dissects the serial's sometimes bewildering array of themes and techniques.
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Author Biography - Glen Creeber
Glen Creeber is Research Fellow in the Department of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University and the author of Dennis Potter: Between Two Worlds, A Critical Assessment (1998)
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