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Screwball Television
Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls

Edited by David Scott Diffrient with David Lavery


Paper $29.95s    |    978-0-8156-3528-4    |    2017

Cloth $39.95s    |    978-0-8156-3239-9    |    2010

ebook 978-0-8156-5069-0

Bringing together seventeen original essays by scholars from around the world, Screwball Television offers a variety of international perspectives on Gilmore Girls (WB/CW, 2000–2007). In this tightly focused yet wide–ranging collection, scholars discuss the show’s debt to Hollywood’s screwball comedies of the 1930s, its pervasive use of intertextual references, and its image as a "kinder, gentler kind of cult television series."

Screwball Television seeks to bring Gilmore Girls more fully into academic discourse not only as a topic worthy of critical scrutiny but also as an infinitely rewarding text capable of stimulating the imagination of students beyond the classroom.

  Screwball Television

  David Scott Diffrient is assistant professor of film and media studies at Colorado State University. His articles have appeared in numerous anthologies and periodicals, including Journal of Popular Film and Television, Cinema Journal, Critical Studies in Television, and the Journal of Film and Video. He is the author of M*A*S*H. David Lavery is professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University. He is the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of seventeen books, including Lost’s Buried Treasures, Reading Deadwood, and Deny All Knowledge: Reading The X-Files (published by Syracuse University Press).

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