True Detective and practical criticism

Jacobs, Jason (2014) True Detective and practical criticism. London, UK, Critical Studies in Television, University of Hertfordshire.

Author Jacobs, Jason
Title True Detective and practical criticism
Place of publication London, UK
Publisher Critical Studies in Television, University of Hertfordshire
Publication date 2014-04-11
Series CST Online
Total pages 1 Scholarly blog entry
Language eng
Subject Original Creative Work - Textual work
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I was pleased to see Anthony Smith and CST finally engage with what I’ve described elsewhere (slightly hyperbolically) as the televisual equivalent of Manet’s Le déjeuner sur l'herbe: True Detective. I agree with much of what Smith says about the pleasures of what he calls its genre uncertainty, but I want to take a different tack with it here in order to think about another puzzle which has occupied me over the past few years. That is the strange aversion in the field of television studies to what we might call the thing itself – television shows – even where, paradoxically, there is apparent direct engagement with them...
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