Cult Television by Sara Gwenllian-Jones,Roberta E. Pearson

By Sara Gwenllian-Jones,Roberta E. Pearson

A tv sequence is tagged with the label "cult" through the media, advertisers, and community executives whilst it's thought of edgy or offbeat, while it appeals to nostalgia, or while it really is thought of emblematic of a specific tradition. by way of those standards, nearly any sequence can be defined as cult. but yes courses exert an uncanny strength over their fanatics, encouraging them to immerse themselves inside a fictional world.

In Cult tv major students study such indicates because the X-Files; The Avengers; medical professional Who, Babylon 5; megastar Trek; Xena, Warrior Princess; and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to figure out the defining features of cult tv and map the contours of this phenomenon in the better scope of well known culture.

Contributors: Karen Backstein; David A. Black, Seton corridor U; Mary Hammond, Open U; Nathan Hunt, U of Nottingham; Mark Jancovich; Petra Kuppers, Bryant university; Philippe Le Guern, U of Angers, France; Alan McKee; Toby Miller, manhattan U; Jeffrey Sconce, Northwestern U; Eva Vieth

Sara Gwenllian-Jones is a lecturer in tv and electronic media at Cardiff college and co-editor of Intensities: The magazine of Cult Media.

Roberta E. Pearson is a reader in media and cultural stories at Cardiff collage. She is the writer of the coming near near booklet Small reveal, massive Universe: celebrity Trek and Television.

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