Theorising Television essay

‘Television genres represent clearly defined, fixed categories’. Discuss with reference to 1-2 programme case studies of your own choice.

References

Cardwell, Sarah (1997) ‘’Is Quality Television any Good? Generic Distinctions, Evaluations and the Troubling Matter of Critical Judgement’, in Akass, Kim and Janet McCabe (eds) Quality TV: Contemporary American Television and Beyond, London: IB Tauris, pp.19-34.
Mittell, Jason (2004) Television and Genre: From Cop Shows to Cartoons, London: Routledge.
Williams, Kevin (2003) Understanding Media Theory, Oxford, Arnold.

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