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Last Tango in a Happy Valley: Television as Mediated Lived Experience

Abstract This project explores television as the mediation of lived experience through a semiotic phenomenological lens. To do so, this thesis explores representations of gendered violence in self-identified feminist, Sally Wainwright's two shows: Last Tango in Halifax (2012) and Happy Valley (2014). By employing a phenomenological framework to Sally Wainwright's own relationships and experiences, I will seek to examine the semiotic codes embedded in the interactions between women in Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax. This will also provide a foundation for discussion on how and why the characters in her shows appear in ways that submit to and subvert the dominant 21st century understanding of 'feminine' on television.
Created Date 2017
Contributor Fry, Elisabeth Zoe (Author) / Sandlin, Jennifer (Advisor) / Cavender, Gray (Committee member) / Anderson, Lisa (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Women's studies / Mass communication / Pedagogy / British television / Media Studies / Popular culture / Public Pedagogy / Television / Women and Gender
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 74 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Social and Cultural Pedagogy 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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