Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies


Group 1

****Tues/Thurs section: Homework for Tuesday 3/20

Mon/Wed section: Homework over spring break

The Daily Show 12/16/10 -- The Worst Responders
The Daily Show 12/16/10 -- 9/11 First Responders
The Daily Show 1/4/11 -- Kirsten Gillibrand (2:50-end)

"In Daily Show Role on 9/11 Bill, Echoes of Murrow" by Bill Carter and Brian Stelter

Update Renewal of the Zadroga Bill in 2015: The Daily Show 12/07/15
Second segment: The Daily Show 12/07/15

optional The Daily Show 12/16/10 -- Mike Huckabee
(watch last)

 Group 2

Episode 2: Man of the House
For Tues/Thurs: 3/22
For Mon/Wed: due 3/21

Also read: "The Boys are Not All Right" by MIchael Ian Black


Group 3

For Tues/Thurs: 3/27
For Mon/Wed: due 3/26

handout: James Mittell on gender and TV


Group 4

Episode 1: The Independent Woman
For Tues/Thurs: due 3/29
For Mon/Wed: due 3/28

Also read: 

handout: two Sopranos articles

"Directing When Time's Up" by Minhal Baig

"A Poor Excuse That Says a Lot" by Wesley Morris

Both documentaries are from the PBS series America in Primetime 

 Group 5

Read the following articles :

For Tues/Thurs: due 4/3
For Mon/Wed: due 4/2




Group 6

For Tues/Thurs: due 4/5
For Mon/Wed: due 4/4

handout; "Mountains of Contradiction"

"Is 'RuPaul's Drag Race' the Most Radical Show on Television" by Jenna Wortham




Optional at any time:



Older articles:

"Some Girls are Better than Others" by Heather Havrilesky"

"Hollywood's Year of Heroine Worship" by A.O. Scott

"Downsized and Downtrodden, Men are the New Women on TV" bu Allesandra Stanley

"Retrofitting the Feminine Mystique" by Allesandra Stanley

"Grab a Brew While They Face Death" by Dana Jennings

Thelma, Louise, and All the Pretty Women" by Carina Chocano

The Funny Women, Alive and Well" by A. O. Scott

Babies to Heroes: A Field Guide to Big-Screen Men"

"When Lady Gaga Appears"

 "The Self-Manufacture of Megan Fox"

"The End of Men" by Hanna Rosin

 Dolly Parton on 60 Minutes



"Muslims on TV, No Terror in Sight" by Mrinalini Reddy

"The Classless Utopia of Reality TV" by Alessandra Stanley

"For Housewives, She's the Hot Ticket" by Stephanie Rosenbloom

"American Idol's Big Tease" by Guy Trebay

"Is There a Real Woman in This Multiplex" by Manohla Dargis

"Nasty Boys" by Wesley Yang

"What Men Want: Neanderthal TV" by  Warren St. John

"Generation Mix: TV Youth Take Lead in Diversity" by Edward Wyatt

"Sex and the Rest of the City" by Timothy Williams

"Pride, Patriotism, and Queer Eye" by Adam Vary

"Girls Will be Girls" by Peggy Orenstein


Single Ladies



Overview (with a few more)


Shane Mercado

Glee Single Ladies

The Evolution of Mom Dancing

Mexican Breakfast

Mexican Breakfast/Single Ladies

Prancing Elites Project (TV show on Oxygen)