Style and Stylistics (Discussion)

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You may substitute Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for The Mindy Project.

Television: Visual Storytelling and Screen Culture

Group 6: Pretend you are "evaluative" and "descriptive" stylisticians. How would you study The Mindy Project? Devise a research project that you might attempt with this TV text.

Groups 2 & 3: Pretend you are an "analytic" stylistician. How would you study The Mindy Project? Devise a research project that you might attempt with this TV text. Be sure to account for the following "functions" of style discussed in the textbook.

  • symbolize
  • decorate

Group 4 & 1: Pretend you are an "analytic" stylistician. How would you study The Mindy Project? Devise a research project that you might attempt with this TV text. Be sure to account for the following "functions" of style discussed in the textbook.

  • persuade
  • hail or interpellate
  • differentiate

Groups 5: Pretend you are a "historical" stylistician. How would you study The Mindy Project? Devise a research project that you might attempt with this TV text. Be sure to account for "craft practices" and "schemas."

"Televisuality and the Resurrection of the Sitcom in the 2000s"

  • All Groups: List at least three aspects of the The Mindy Project scene that mark it as single-camera production.
  • All groups: Table 5.3 in "Televisuality and the Resurrection of the Sitcom in the 2000s" lists elements of the "single-camera televisual schema". Is The Mindy Project "televisual", in addition to being a single-camera production? Identify any elements from this table in the scene. (View clip).

Bibliography

  1. Butler, Jeremy G. Television: Visual Storytelling and Screen Culture. NY: Routledge, 2018.
  2. Butler, Jeremy G. "Televisuality and the Resurrection of the Sitcom in the 2000s," in Television Style (NY: Routledge, 2010), 173-222.

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