By Jonathan Gray
Using our favorite Springfield kinfolk as a case examine, Watching with The Simpsons examines the textual and social function of parody in delivering severe statement on different tv courses and genres.
Jonathan grey brings jointly textual thought, discussions of tv and the general public sphere, and ideas of parody and comedy. together with basic viewers learn, it specializes in how The Simpsons has been capable of speak again to 3 of television’s key genres - the sitcom, advertisements and the inside track - and on the way it holds the aptitude to short-circuit those genre’s meanings, energy, and results through scary reinterpretations and supplying extra media literate recontextualizations.
Examining tv and media reviews concept, the textual content of The Simpsons, and the show’s viewers, grey makes an attempt to completely situate the show’s parody and humour in the lived realities of its audiences. In doing so, he extra explores the chances for well known leisure tv to debate problems with political and social importance.
A needs to learn for any pupil of media studies.
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Watching with The Simpsons: Television, Parody, and Intertextuality (Comedia) by Jonathan Gray