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dc.contributor.authorHavas, Juliaen
dc.contributor.authorSulimma, Mariaen
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-31T14:34:16Z
dc.date.available2018-10-31T14:34:16Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-30
dc.identifier.citationHavas, J. and Sulimma, M. (2018) Through the Gaps of My Fingers: Genre, Femininity, and Cringe Aesthetics in Dramedy Television. Television & New Media,en
dc.identifier.issn1527-4764
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/16957
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI linken
dc.description.abstractConcentrating on the series “Girls” (2012–2017), “Fleabag” (2016), and “Insecure” (2016–), this article examines the female-centered dramedy as a current genre of U.S.-American television culture with specific investments in gendered value hierarchies. The article explores the format’s dominant narrative and aesthetic practices with specific focus on prestige dramedy’s “cringe” aesthetics. Cringe is increasingly mobilized as a mode of political expression following the format’s privileging of female subjectivities. As such, cringe is tasked with negotiating the tensions between drama and comedy on one hand and intersectional relations of identity politics on the other. Character “complexity,” embedded in ideological themes around identity, modifies the “comedy” in cringe and becomes associated with the more prestigious dramatic mode, this way governing the texts’ appeal to cultural value. The article demonstrates the ways the female-centered cringe dramedy expresses its politicization and “complexity” via disturbing gendered expectations of mediated femininity, and specifically body and sexuality politics.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.subjectdramedyen
dc.subjectquality TVen
dc.subjectbody politicsen
dc.subjectgenderen
dc.subjectraceen
dc.subjectfemale-centred televisionen
dc.subject"Girls"en
dc.subject"Fleabag"en
dc.subject"Insecure"en
dc.subjectcringe comedyen
dc.titleThrough the Gaps of My Fingers: Genre, Femininity, and Cringe Aesthetics in Dramedy Televisionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1527476418777838
dc.researchgroupMedia and Communication Research Centreen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
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dc.projectidn/aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2018-04-23en
dc.researchinstituteMedia and Communication Research Centre (MCRC)en
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