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Title : CMS.603 American Soap Operas (MIT)

Description : The television landscape has changed drastically in the past few years; nowhere is this more prevalent than in the American daytime serial drama, one of the oldest forms of television content. This class examines the history of these "soap operas" and their audiences by focusing on the production, consumption, and media texts of soaps. The class will include discussions of what makes soap operas a unique form, the history of the genre, current experimentation with transmedia storytelling, the online fan community, and comparisons between daytime dramas and primetime serials from 24 to Friday Night Lights, through a study of Procter & Gamble's As the World Turns.

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Date : 2008-12-10T23:08:25+05:00

Relation : CMS.603

Relation : CMS.995

Language : en-US

Subject : As the World Turns

Subject : gender

Subject : television

Subject : genre conventions

Subject : relationships

Subject : drama

Subject : student work

Subject : advertising

Subject : ratings

Subject : cliffhanger

Subject : fandom

Subject : online interactions

Publisher : MIT OpenCourseWare

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