you will construct an argument about the industrial, formal, or structural significance of a television text, synthesizing your own analysis with those of outside sources.
First, consider your reading from the television week. Select a commercial television text and narrative that you think has something interesting to say about television’s codes and conventions or innovations.
Next, explore the industrial, formal, or structural elements of the TV program (using the TISCA approach), and construct an argument about its textual, industrial, or historical significance within a social context. Select particular elements from the program’s form, production, and/or structure that make it a significant television text. Build an argument that focuses on your selected elements, analyzing how the television show creates meaning, and in particular how it speaks to innovation or formula in television, and integrate that with existing theoretical or historical work on television.
Paper should be 3-4 full pages, not including the bibliography.
Your paper should cite (with formatted in-text citations) 4 total outside sources:
One is Jonathan Gray’s chapter, “Art with strings attached: Creativity, innovation & industry”
One is a relevant peer-reviewed source
One is a trade/industry press source
One is from a reputable source, and can be peer-reviewed or not. These cannot be from Wikipedia, IMDb, the dictionary, etc., but must be from reputable, professional, relevant sources. If you have questions about suitability, consult me.
Bibliography, formatted according to correct MLA style
12pt standard font, 1” margins, double spaced