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Series: Short Introductions 229 x 152mm | 224 pages | December 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-3179-0 £55.00 | $69.95 | €65.90 PB | 978-1-5095-3180-6 £16.99 | $24.95 | €21.90

Television Studies Second Edition


Television Studies provides an overview of the origins, central ideas, and intellectual traditions of television studies. The book charts the establishment of the field, and examines its various approaches and objects of study. The second edition traces the history of the field right up to the digital present, to emerging scholarship, and to new questions about television studies’ relationship with the digital. It includes an examination of how internet-distributed services such as Netflix have adjusted the stories, industrial practices, and audience experience of television. For all those wondering how to study television, or even why to study television, the new edition of Television Studies will provide a clear and engaging overview of key topics. The book works as a stand-alone introduction and by placing key works in a broader context it can also provide an excellent basis for an entire course. JONATHAN GRAY is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. AMANDA D. LOTZ is Professor of Communication Studies and Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan.

229 x 152mm | 215 pages | November 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-1677-3 £55.00 | $69.95 | €65.90 PB | 978-1-5095-1678-0 £17.99 | $24.95 | €20.90 ebook available

Electronic Literature SCOTT RETTBERG

Electronic literature considers new forms and genres of writing that exploit the capabilities of computers and networks – literature that would not be possible without the contemporary digital context. In this book, Rettberg places the most significant genres of electronic literature in historical, technological, and cultural contexts. These include hypertext fiction, combinatory poetics, interactive fiction (and other game-based digital literary work), kinetic and interactive poetry, and networked writing based on our collective experience of the Internet. He argues that electronic literature demands to be read both through the lens of experimental literary practices dating back to the early twentieth century and through the specificities of the technology and software used to produce the work. Considering electronic literature as a subject in totality, this book provides a vital introduction to a dynamic field. It is essential reading for students and researchers in disciplines including literary studies, media and communications, art, and creative writing. SCOTT RETTBERG is Professor of Digital Culture at the University of Bergen.


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