Shameless television: gendering transnational narratives

Johnson, BL and Minor, LJ ORCID: 2018, 'Shameless television: gendering transnational narratives' , Feminist Media Studies, 19 (3) , pp. 364-379.

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The UK television drama Shameless (Channel 4, 2004-2011) ran for eleven series, ending with its 138th episode in 2011. The closing episode did not only mark an end, however, but also a beginning - of a US remake on Showtime (2011-). Eight series down the line and carrying the weight of critical acclaim, this article works to consider the textual representations and formal constructions of gender through the process of adaptation. Paying close attention to the structural elements of recaps, voiceovers, and final sequences of Shameless’ first series, while drawing on the work of feminist narratologists and transnational TV theory, we argue that the examination of gender in narrative reveals differing cultural values between the UK and US.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Feminist Media Studies
Publisher: Routledge
Funders: Leverhulme Trust
Depositing User: Dr Laura Jade Minor
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2022 12:01
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2022 15:51

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