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Title Seinfeld, master of its domain : revisiting television's greatest sitcom / edited by David Lavery with Sara Lewis Dunne.
Imprint New York : Continuum International Pub. Group, 2006.

Subject Seinfeld (Television program)
Situation comedies (Television programs)
Alt Name Lavery, David, 1949-
Dunne, Sara Lewis.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 282 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface: "Part of popular culture" : the legacy of Seinfeld / David Lavery and Sara Lewis Dunne -- "Giddy-up!" : introductions. Much ado about nothing : some final thoughts on Seinfeld / Albert Auster ; Seinfeld : a show (almost) about nothing / David Marc ; Seinfeld / Bill Wyman ; Reflections on Seinfeld -- "Maybe the dingoes ate your baby" : genre, humor, intertextuality. Seinfeld as intertextual comedy / Michael Dunne ; They laughed unhappily ever after : Seinfeld, situation comedy, and the sitcom encounter with nothingness / Barbara Ching ; Jane Austen, meet Jerry Seinfeld / Dennis Hall ; Genre expectation and narrative innovation in Seinfeld / Amy McWilliams --"If I like their race, how can that be racist?" : gender, generations, and ethnicity. Male anxiety and the buddy system in Seinfeld / Joanna L. Di Mattia ; "Do you think they're having babies just so people will visit them?" : parents and children on Seinfeld / Matthew Bond ; Seinfeld is a Jewish sitcom, isn't it? Ethnicity and assimilation in 1990s American television / Jon Stratton --"It is so sad. All your knowledge of high culture comes from Bugs Bunny cartoons" : cultural, pop cultural, and media matters. The Republic of Seinfeld / Geoffrey O'Brien ; Seinfood : purity, danger, and food codes on Seinfeld / Sara Lewis Dunne ; "It'll always be Burma to me" : J. Peterman on Seinfeld / Eleanor Hersey ; Getting the joke even if it is about nothing : Seinfeld from a European perspective / Elke van Cassel ; From must-see-TV to branded counterprogramming : Seinfeld and syndication / Michael M. Epstein, Mark C. Rogers, and Jimmie L. Reeves -- Rereading Seinfeld after Curb your enthusiasm / David Lavery with Marc Leverette -- "Get out!" : back pages. Glossary of Seinfeldian terms / Betty Lee ; Seinfeld episode and situation guide -- Seinfeld intertexts and allusions.
Summary After a slow and inauspicious beginning, Seinfeld broke through to become one of the most commercially successful sitcoms in the history of television. It was named by TV Guide as ""The Greatest Show of All Time, "" and has become an entrenched part of American popular culture - its language, jokes, characters, and situations part of the water cooler vocabulary of two, even three, generations. This fascinating book includes classic articles on the show by Geoffrey O'Brien and Bill Wyman (first published in the ""New York Review of Books"" and Salon.com respectively), and a selection of new and.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781441100900 (electronic bk.)
1441100903 (electronic bk.)
0826418023
9780826418029
0826418031
9780826418036
OCLC # 741691706
Additional Format Print version: Seinfeld, master of its domain. New York : Continuum International Pub. Group, 2006 0826418023 (DLC) 2005030744 (OCoLC)62134754


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