Does your reading of Girls' pilot align more with Camille DeBose's or Helen Wheatley's? Or is it somewhere in between? Be sure to reference both essays in your response.
If you're unfamiliar with Stuart Hall's Reception Theory and the three ways readers engage with media texts, you might read through these slides. Is DeBose's "How Lena Dunham Set Me Free" a dominant, oppositional, or negotiated reading? Why?
And what about some of the audiences members who watched Louie's "God" episode as explained in "Louie's 'God' As Cathartic Television"? Dominant, oppositional, or negotiated? Why?
What does Faye Woods mean in "Girls Talk," when she says the cultural commentary surrounding the first season of Girls "serves as an example of how television is produced and made complex through discussion and active consumption"? (Be sure to cite paratexts to support your answer.)
From, "If It's Not TV, Then What?" what was the most surprising thing you learned about the history of HBO?
Please check your assignment against "Writing about Film and TV" (improperly formatted work will not receive full credit), save it as a PDF, and then upload it to the Google Drive Folder you created for our class. [INSTRUCTIONS HERE.]