Mad Men, Women, and Children: Essays on Gender and by Heather Marcovitch,Nancy Batty,Katie Arosteguy,Ann M.

By Heather Marcovitch,Nancy Batty,Katie Arosteguy,Ann M. Ciasullo,Joan Crate,Carol M. Dole,Hannah Farrell,Jr., Joseph H. Lane,Mary Ruth Marotte,Beth Mauldin,Andrea Reid,Angela B. Rasmussen,Patricia Ventura,Elwood Watson,Julia C. Wilson

As wealthy and complicated as The Sopranos or The Wire, Mad Men calls for a severe examine its narrative and characters as consultant of either the interval it depicts and of our thoughts and assumptions of the interval. Mad Men, ladies, and youngsters: Essays on Gender and Generation, edited by way of Heather Marcovitch and Nancy Batty, specializes in ladies and youngsters, teams that aren't purely pointed out jointly during this interval (women characters during this convey are frequently taken care of as coddled young ones and the youngsters glance to their mom and dad as types of grownup behaviors) yet also are teams who're commencing to achieve political and social rights during this interval. The connections among the ladies of Mad Men, early second-wave feminism, and modern third-wave feminism and post-feminism invite dialogue in approximately each episode. those characters are additional contextualized in mild of old figures and occasions, from the demise of Marilyn Monroe and the assassination of Kennedy to the March on Washington and the bohemian counterculture. additionally, the issues of view of the kids, who're now grownup audience of Mad Men, bridge the Sixties to the social and cultural matters of this present day. Mad Men, ladies, and Children provides an exam of those characters and matters in gentle of Sixties feminist writers reminiscent of Betty Friedan and well known writers similar to Helen Gurley Brown, of old occasions just like the Civil Rights flow and the Women’s Liberation flow, and as lenses in which to view the sensibilities of the early Nineteen Sixties.

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Dirty Words in Deadwood: Literature and the Postwestern by Melody Graulich,Nicolas S. Witschi

By Melody Graulich,Nicolas S. Witschi

Dirty phrases in “Deadwood” showcases literary analyses of the Deadwood television sequence by way of top western American literary critics. while earlier response to the sequence has mostly addressed the query of historic accuracy instead of intertextuality or literary complexity, Melody Graulich and Nicolas S. Witschi’s edited quantity brings a much-needed point of view to Deadwood’s illustration of the frontier West.

As Graulich observes in her advent: “With its emotional coherence, compelling characterizations, compressed structural brilliance, ethical ambiguity, language experiments, interpretation of the previous, relevance to the current, and engagement with its literary forebears, Deadwood is a cultured triumph as historic fiction and, like a lot nice literature, makes a case for the humanistic price of storytelling.” From formerly unpublished interviews with sequence writer David Milch to explorations of sexuality, incapacity, cinematic process, and western narrative, this assortment makes a speciality of Deadwood as a sequence eventually concerning the mind's eye, as a verbal and visible build, and as a literary masterpiece that richly rewards shut research and interpretation.

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