Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Open Access Status
Place of publication
St Lucia, QLD, Australia
School of English, Media Studies & Art History, University of Queensland
The publication of Milly Buonanno’s The Age of Television (2008) confirmed her status as one of the most innovative television studies theorists in the world: the depth of its refreshment and extension of thinking about the medium ranks it alongside Raymond Williams’ Television: Technology and Cultural Form and John Ellis’s Visible Fictions as a new foundational account of the medium and its possibilities, and it immediately became a classic in the field. Buonanno’s latest work has a seemingly narrower focus on television drama in her home nation of Italy, but this should not fool us: once again, she has produced a remarkably fresh and original account of what might seem an unfashionably cultural nationalist object of attention...