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I've just finished reading "Gilmore Girls and the Politics of Identity:
Essays on Family and Feminism in the Television Series." It is a series of
essays that provide the close critical readings you were looking for.


> I'm revising my undergraduate media studies course on "Imagery and
> Culture" and wanted to include
> a new set of materials (grounded in cultural/media studies) that provide
> close critical
> readings of recent films or popular television programs through the lens
> of feminism.
>
>
> I usually use bell hooks' excellent video Doing
> Cultural Criticism as a visual introduction, but I'd like something more
> contemporary. I could use references to more traditional essays, but would
> also love dynamic texts that combine a theoretical grounding with an
> innovative visual form, perhaps utilizing new media technologies.
>
> Many thanks in advance.
>
> Leo Aristimuno
> Video Production and Media Studies
> Dept of Visual & Performing Arts
> Rutgers University - Newark
>
>
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