1st Edition

Screen Tastes Soap Opera to Satellite Dishes

By Charlotte Brunsdon Copyright 1997
    246 Pages
    by Routledge

    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    Charlotte Brundson's key writings on film and television are bought together with new introductions which contextualise and update the arguments. The focus is on the tastes and pleasures of the female consumer as she is produced by popular film and television.

    General introduction Part I The defence of soap opera 1 Crossroads: notes on soap opera 2 Writing about soap opera 3 Feminism and soap opera 4 The role of soap opera in the development of feminist television criticism Part II Career girls 5 A subject for the seventies 6 Men’s genres for women 7 Post-feminism and shopping films Part III Questions of quality 8 Aesthetics and audiences 9 Problems with quality 10 Satellite dishes and the landscapes of taste Part IV Feminist identities 11 Pedagogies of the feminine 12 Identity in feminist television criticism


    Charlotte Brunsdon teaches in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She edited the collection Films for Women (1986) and is the co-editor, with Julie D’Acci and Lynn Spigel, of Feminist Television Criticism: A Reader (1997).