The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television

What does renowned culture's courting with cyborgs, robots, vampires and zombies let us know approximately being human? Insightful scholarly views shine a mild on how movie and tv evince and painting the philosophical roots, the social ramifications and the long run visions of a posthumanist world.

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Drew Ayers, Santa Barbara urban university, united states Babette Babich, Fordham college, united states Jon Baldwin, London Metropolitan college, united kingdom Douglas Brown, Falmouth college, united kingdom William Brown, college of Roehampton, united kingdom John Bruni, Grand Valley nation college, united states Ivan Callus, collage of Malta Curtis D. Carbonell, Khalifa collage, UAE Steen Ledet Christiansen, Aalborg college, Denmark Jay Clayton, Vanderbilt college, united states T. Hugh Crawford, Georgia Institute of know-how, united states James DiGiovanna, CUNY, united states Francesca Ferrando, ny collage, united states Elaine Graham, collage of Chester, united kingdom Graham Harman, American college in Cairo, Egypt Dan Hassler-Forest, college of Amsterdam, Netherlands Michael Hauskeller, college of Exeter, united kingdom Phil Henderson, collage of Victoria, Canada Stefan Herbrechter, Heidelberg college, Germany Eric Hill, Winthrop collage, united states James Hughes, Trinity university, united states Joel Krueger, college of Exeter, united kingdom Tanya Krzywinska, Falmouth collage, united kingdom Kevin LaGrandeur, big apple Institute of know-how, united states Tarja Laine, college of Amsterdam, Netherlands Brett Lunceford, Rhetorical pupil, united states Teodora Manea, college of Exeter, united kingdom David Meeler, Winthrop college, united states Jeff Menne, Oklahoma country college, united states Pramod okay. Nayar, college of Hyderabad, India Dónal P O'Mathúna, Dublin urban collage, eire Alexander D. Ornella, collage of Hull, united kingdom Thomas D. Philbeck, global financial discussion board, Geneva Anat choose, Queen Mary, college of London, united kingdom Ralph Pordzik, Würzburg collage, Germany Anna Powell, Manchester Metropolitan collage, united kingdom David Roden, Open collage, united kingdom Rhys Owain Thomas, collage of East Anglia, united kingdom Sherryl Vint, college of California, Riverside, united states Hilary Wheaton, collage of Exeter, united kingdom Hub Zwart, Radboud college Nijmegen, Netherlands

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Top of the Pops 50th Anniversary by Patrick Humphries, Steve Bracknell

By Patrick Humphries, Steve Bracknell

It’s quantity One... it’s best Of The Pops', for each iteration from 1964, till the convey led to 2006, that was once the sentence each younger tv viewer sat all the way down to listen. At its height, 1 / 4 of the UKs complete inhabitants used to be looking at. 'Top Of The Pops' was once the pivotal pop tv programme over its 2,000 weekly episodes, the programme gave top airtime to each act, from The Beatles to Beyonce... from Cream to Coldplay... from purple Floyd to crimson! From its humble beginnings in 1964 from a disused church via to the programme’s pan-global charm within the Nineteen Nineties, 'Top Of The Pops' turned synonymous with the simplest in pop tv. This publication tells the marvelous tale of 'Top of the Pops'. it's not simply the tale of a long-running tv programme. the tale of 'Top of the Pops' is the tale of British renowned track. it's a shadow heritage of British rock & roll, and past. it's the tale of ways a 6-week express changed into a pan-global phenomenon and the way for forty years, 'Top of the Pops' was once a British establishment. With a span of approximately part a century, there are such a lot of highlights: The Beatles merely reside visual appeal, in 1966, selling Paperback Writer... the Who getting banned... the 1st color version in 1969... David Bowie’s leap forward functionality of Starman in 1972... Nirvana’s chaotic 1991 visual appeal selling Smells Like teenager Spirit... the Blur as opposed to Oasis battle... Justin Timberlake taking part in bass with the Flaming Lips in 2003... 'Top Of The Pops II' used to be introduced in 1994, bringing the programme to an entire new viewers. round the comparable time, the BBC approved the 'Top Of The Pops' model to over ninety nations, with an expected viewers of a hundred million. even though it ceased broadcasting in 2006, because of the web, compilation CDs; and repeated viewing on BBC4... 'Top Of The Pops' lives on.

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30 Rock and Philosophy: We Want to Go to There (The by William Irwin

By William Irwin

A desirable exploration of the philosophy at the back of NBC’s hit television sequence, 30 RockWith edgy writing and an excellent solid, 30 Rock is likely one of the funniest tv indicates at the air—and the place hilarity ensues, philosophical questions abound: Are Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy moral heroes? Kenneth redefines "goody shoes", yet what does it particularly suggest to be reliable? Dr. Leo Spaceman usually demonstrates that medication isn't really a technological know-how, so what's the position of the incompetent specialist in the US today?In 30 Rock and Philosophy, Tina Fey and her fellow solid contributors are thrust onto the philosophical degree with Plato, Aristotle, Kantand different nice thinkers to check those key questions and so on that contain the characters and plotlines of 30 Rock and its fictional TGS with Tracy Jordan comedy show.Takes an enjoyable, up-close examine the philosophical matters at the back of 30 Rock's characters and storylines, from post-feminist beliefs to workaholism and the that means of lifeEquips you with a brand new knowing of Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, Tracy Jordan, Jenna Maroney, Dr. Spaceman, and different charactersGives you deep and significant new purposes (who knew?) for looking at Tina Fey and your different favorites on 30 RockIdeal for either informal and diehard lovers, this e-book is the basic spouse for each 30 Rock­-watcher.

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Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting: Designs, by Paul Dambacher, H.E von Renouard

By Paul Dambacher, H.E von Renouard

This functional reference publication is anxious regularly with the know-how of electronic terrestrial tv broadcasting. the writer describes the newest advancements in electronic tv, the prestige of analog know-how, and the fundamentals of electronic know-how and its requisites. The working and size strategy is given specifically vast remedy. Technical destiny eventualities also are mentioned. The publication hence provides a self-contained account of this topical subject matter with a purpose to be worthwhile for trainee engineers in addition to media specialists and broadcasting professionals.

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Who & Me by Barry Letts

By Barry Letts

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Voted the simplest Non Fiction health professional Who publication 2009 by way of the readers of DWM

Barry Letts begun his display profession as an actor, starring within the Ealing movie Scott of the Antarctic and television dramas similar to The Avengers, The Moonstone and Gunpowder man within which destiny surgeon Who actor Patrick Troughton took the lead function. within the Nineteen Sixties he switched to directing, taking the helm of vintage indicates resembling The novices and Z Cars.

Barry received his first flavor of health care provider Who in 1967 while he directed the six-part serial The Enemy of the realm. In 1969, he took over because the show’s manufacturer. This was once a thrilling time for healthcare professional Who – the express had a brand new lead actor, and used to be being broadcast in color for the 1st time. Barry unearths his stories of this period, conversing approximately his dating with script editor Terrance Dicks and the show’s solid, Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning and Roger Delgado.

Packed with behind-the-scenes gossip, interesting creation aspect and witty anecdotes, Who and Me recounts Barry Letts’ trip from suffering actor to profitable manufacturer, and the ups and downs of engaged on health practitioner Who through the Jon Pertwee years.

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The Queer Politics of Television by Samuel A. Chambers

By Samuel A. Chambers

This is a thorough publication, which brings jointly the fields of political thought and tv experiences. in a single of the 1st books to take action, Samuel A. Chambers exposes and explores the cultural politics of tv by way of treating tv shows--including Six ft Under, Buffy, Desperate Housewives, The L Word, and Big Love--as critical, very important texts and analyzing them intimately during the lens of queer theory.

Samuel A. Chambers makes the case for the profound importance of "the cultural politics of television," the best way a tv show's  textual content itself engages with the politics of its day.  He argues for queer theory's crucial contribution to any knowing of the political, and initiates a bigger venture of queer tv experiences. this can be an immense and clean contribution to queer thought and to the certainty of tv as politics.

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Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style, and the 1960s by Lauren M. E. Goodlad, Lilya Kaganovsky, Robert A. Rushing

By Lauren M. E. Goodlad, Lilya Kaganovsky, Robert A. Rushing

Since the show's debut in 2007, Mad Men has invited audience to immerse themselves within the lush interval settings, ruthless Madison road advertisements tradition, and arresting characters on the heart of its Nineteen Sixties fictional international. Mad males, Mad World is a accomplished research of this groundbreaking television sequence. students from around the humanities reflect on the AMC drama from a desirable array of views, together with style, heritage, structure, civil rights, feminism, consumerism, artwork, cinema, and the serial structure, in addition to via theoretical frames similar to severe race idea, gender, queer thought, worldwide reviews, and psychoanalysis.

In the advent, the editors discover the show's recognition; its debatable representations of race, type, and gender; its strong effect on aesthetics and elegance; and its certain use of interval historicism and ads as a manner of talking to our neoliberal second. Mad males, Mad World additionally comprises an interview with Phil Abraham, an award-winning Mad Men director and cinematographer. Taken jointly, the essays display that knowing Mad Men potential enticing the exhibit not just as a mirrored image of the Nineteen Sixties but additionally as a observation at the current day.

Contributors. Michael Bérubé, Alexander Doty, Lauren M. E. Goodlad, Jim Hansen, Dianne Harris, Lynne Joyrich, Lilya Kaganovsky, Clarence Lang, Caroline Levine, Kent Ono, Dana Polan, Leslie Reagan, Mabel Rosenheck, Robert A. dashing, Irene Small, Michael Szalay, Jeremy Varon

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The Playboy Interview: Late-Night Talkers by Editors of Playboy Magazine

By Editors of Playboy Magazine

In regards to the sequence: In mid-1962, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was once given a partial transcript of an interview with Miles Davis. It lined jazz, after all, however it additionally incorporated Davis’s ruminations on race, politics and tradition. interested, Hef despatched the writer—future Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Alex Haley, an unknown on the time—back to glean much more opinion and perception from Davis. The ensuing alternate, released within the September 1962 factor, grew to become the 1st authentic Playboy Interview and kicked off a notable run of public inquisition that keeps today—and that has featured almost about each cultural titan of the previous part century.
To have fun the interview’s fiftieth anniversary, the editors of Playboy have assembled thirteen compilations of the magazine’s such a lot (in)famous interviews—from colossal mouths and wild males to activities gods and literary mavericks. here's our choice of 12 interviews with the main enticing night hosts.

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