- Title Pages
- Preface: Emotion, Engagements and Orientation
- Introduction: why study television?
1‘Desperately Seeking the Audience’: models of audience reception
2Personal Meanings, Fandom and Sitting Too Close to the Television
3Global Meanings and Trans-cultural Understandings of Dallas
4Theorising Emotion and Affect: feminist engagements
5Theorising Emotion in Film and Television
6A Sentimental Journey: writing emotion in television
7‘There's No Place Like Home’: emotional exposure, excess and empathy on TV
8Emotional Rescue: The Sopranos (HBO 1999–2007), ER (NBC 1994–) and State of Play (BBC1 2003)
9Feminising Television: the Mother Role in Six Feet Under (HBO 2001–6) and Brothers & Sisters (ABC 2006-)
10Researching Emotion in Television: a small-scale case study of emotion in the UK/Irish soap industry
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