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*6 Total Readings*

Requirement: 2 page double spaced NO MORE NO LESS Grading Rubric Attached. ASA format


1.) Mittell, Jason. 2010. Television and American Culture. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 161-212.

Chapter 5: “Making Meaning”

2.) Caldwell, John T. 2004. “Modes of Production: The Televisual Apparatus.” Pp. 293-310 in The Television Studies Reader, edited by Robert C. Allen and Annette Hill. London and New York: Routledge.

3.) Becker, Howard. 1974. “Art as Collective Action.” American Sociological Review 39(6): 767-776.

4.) Kubey, Robert. 2004. “Individual Creativity in a Collaborative Medium.”Pp. 9-20 in Creating Television: Conversations with the People Behind 50 Years of American TV. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum Associates.

5.) Fey, Tina. 2001. “30 Rock: An Experiment to Confuse Your Grandparents.” Pp. 152-177 in Bossypants. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

6.) Butler, Jeremy. 2013. “Mad Men: Visual Style.” Pp. 38-46 in How to Watch Television, edited by Ethan Thompson and Jason Mittell. New York, NY: NYU Press.


Discuss how this week’s readings enriches your viewing of your favorite television show.

Consider how, in particular, Caldwell’s discussion oftelevision’s modes of production enlightens your understanding of the aesthetic elements that make up formal analysis of the medium of television.